Grimey's New and Preloved Music had called 8th Avenue home for 14 years, but with the possibility of their building being sold and their rent being significantly increased, owners Mike Grimes and Doyle Davis decided to find a new location for the legendary record shop.
While the two looked all over Nashville, they settled on an old church building on Trinity Lane in East Nashville between Gallatin Road and Ellington Parkway.
"When we walked in here, we were like, 'Oh my God. This is it,'" Davis said of the new location. "It's beautiful, it's gorgeous. It's a former church for us to build our temple of music."
The new location provides more space than Grimey's and Grimey's Too combined. It has significantly more parking for customers, a larger performance area for in-store performances (and an actual stage), and it still has the great vibe that people have come to expect from the record shop.
"This place ticks off every single box of what we wanted to improve," Davis said.
The relocation of Grimey's to Trinity Lane is just one story of many when it comes to transforming Trinity Lane. In the past year, new businesses have popped up, numerous apartments and condos have appeared, and more projects are in the pipeline.
"Trinity Lane is really changing fast," Davis said, adding that he is excited Grimey's is joining in the growing community. "We found out there’s going to be a brewery next door. That’s amazing!”
Davis said Trinity Lane is primed for even more growth in the future, and it's a place he hopes will house the record shop for the next decade and beyond.
Grimey's is planning to open their new Trinity Lane location on Friday at 10 a.m.