The Christie Boutique

The Christie Boutique

It’s finally starting to feel like Spring around here. That means it’s time for a wardrobe refresh. Well ladies, this #featurefriday is for you! And dudes, listen up because the women in your life are sure to love The Christie Boutique located at 2170 Fort Campbell Blvd. 🧡 Owned by Heather and her mom Charlotte, the boutique brings affordable, fun, and bright prints to the north side of town.
Heather was living overseas and had been contemplating opening a business with her mom. They had a couple businesses in mind, but went with a clothing boutique because they both love clothes. Just three weeks after Heather returned home, they opened the boutique. Since opening, they have built up a dedicated clientele that keeps coming back week after week.
Having grown up on the north side of town, Heather knew that was where she wanted to open the boutique. There aren’t many clothing stores up there and she wanted to make sure the residents, especially the military personnel and their families, were taken care of. They also have a heart for other small business owners. They currently host 10 vendors in the boutique, including foods, crocheted items, tumblers, and bath bombs. If that wasn’t enough to convince you to stop by, they also have great prices! Nothing in the store is over $45. If you can’t make it to the store, don’t fret! They ship throughout the U.S. and overseas to Germany, Italy, Japan, and Korea.
Ladies, if you’re looking for a fun night out, they host a monthly bunco night. The entry fee is $20 per person prior to the event, and you must be 21 years of age or older. They provide light refreshments. Everyone goes home with a gift card to the store ranging from $10- $50. You can sign up on their event page. They’ve also hosted craft nights for soap making and charcuterie board making. They plan on hosting another candle-making workshop sometime in June, so be on the lookout for that!
If you want to see what new items they’ll have each week in the store, catch them live every Friday night at 7 pm on Facebook. You’ll get 15-75% off and get a chance to see what the vendors are selling. Be sure to give them a follow to stay up to date with all of the things!
Gladiator Brewing Co.

Gladiator Brewing Co.

Who’s ready for another #featureFriday? We sure are! This week we want to tell you about Gladiator Brewing Co. If you haven’t heard of them, they are a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Brewery. They focus on what they call antiquity craft beers, meaning beers that have been around for hundreds and sometimes thousands of years.
Gladiator Brewing came about when owners James and Funda Pradke were in a tragic car accident. They both lost their jobs after the accident and realized they needed something that they could use as an escape and a retirement. Years prior James had a friend that bought an at-home brewing kit. James tried his own and ended up with a big mess in his kitchen. He went back to the brew shop and the woman there mentioned a homebrew day workshop. Intent on getting it right, James attended the workshop, and after that, he was hooked. From then on, he periodically brewed for fun but realized it would be a good business venture. The story behind the name goes back to his days in the Army. Gladiator was one of his call signs when he was deployed and to them, it seemed like a natural choice. They give all their beers a Latin-based name because it ties into the language base of the gladiator era and Roman culture.
As for their brews, James is the master brewer and Funda is the seltzer queen. Funda makes all the custom syrup flavors that go into the seltzers. She makes them with real ingredients. If the seltzer is based on a candy, then she’ll put the actual candy in the syrup to make it as authentic as possible. She tries to switch up the flavors and not reuse them more than once a year, so if there is a flavor you want to try you have to get it while it lasts. James makes the bases for the seltzers and beers. He researches base recipes using historic documents, tradition, and old brewing laws. They modify their water profile by adding minerals to mimic the waters of the countries they are trying to replicate. That then becomes the canvas to which they build and add the grains that they import from the regions in which the beers come. So, if you’re having a German beer, you can expect an authentic German beer.
They’ve recently started serving brunch. It’s a European-style breakfast spread, where everything comes to the table. Each person gets to choose the kind of eggs they want. Most of the food they serve is European-based and matches the regions of the beer they have on tap. Just like the brews, the food is authentic. They don’t Americanize any of their dishes and pride themselves on being a scratch kitchen. If you want to expand your horizons, and experience true European dining, head on over to Gladiator Brewing at 214 Tiny Town Road.
Quick Kitty Delivery

Quick Kitty Delivery

Who has used a delivery service for food or groceries recently? Well did you know that there is a LOCAL option?!! We are so excited to introduce you to this week’s #featurefriday Quick Kitty Delivery .
Quick Kitty will deliver pretty much anything! They of course deliver the traditional stuff like food and groceries, but they’ll also deliver alcohol, clothes, auto parts, home appliance, home improvement items and medical prescriptions. Unlike other delivery services that charge the merchants extreme prices to use the service, Quick Kitty DOESN’T charge the merchants anything!
The concept came about a couple years ago when co-founder Austin Mason found a lack of quick delivery options for construction material. Once a truck is on the road it won’t stop until it reaches its destination, so any last-minute orders would usually take at least a day to get. Time is money in the construction world, so having to wait days for material could cost you. He wants to close that gap and make last-mile deliveries from business to consumer or business to business an easy option.
From there it was a natural progression to open it up to all delivery options. If, for example, you buy a large item from someone and don’t have a way to pick it up. You can head over to the Quick Kitty app and get a bid for how much it would cost to get it delivered. Another cool feature they offer is on-demand services. From plumbers to home cleaners, you can find and schedule from hundreds of the finest service providers in your area.
For more information about Quick Kitty head over to their page and check the app store to download their app.
Evill Nash

Evill Nash

Happy New Year Clarksville! We hope you’ve had a great one so far! We’re excited to continue to showcase all the great businesses in Clarksville. For our first #FeatureFriday of 2022, we want to introduce you to Evill Nash Brewing Co. owned and operated by James Miller.
James’s brewing journey started out in San Diego. He was working at a restaurant brewery as a delivery driver and was asked to help the brewer because he was the only person available. A few years later he was given another opportunity to get into brewing and ended up falling in love with it. From there he quit his job and pursued brewing full time.
James made his way to Clarksville in 2015 after falling in love with Tennessee on a previous visit. He originally wanted to open a brewery in Nashville, but the cost made Clarksville a more desirable location. Evill Nash Brewing was officially opened in 2019. He writes his own brewing recipes and tries to stay away from the traditional methods. His beers change in and out depending on what he has to work with and his own imagination.
Some flavors are inspired by other food and drinks, whereas others are just spur of the moment. Recently he was eating beaver nuggets and was inspired to make a beer of the same flavor. He has made beers inspired by popular cocktails. He has one coming out that’s called the Dark and Stormy which is based on the cocktail of the same name. In the past, he has had Margarita IPAs and Pina Colada beers. James’s willingness to experiment with different flavors and techniques make Evil Nash different from other breweries. He doesn’t play it safe. The beers on tap are constantly rotating. However, this year he will bring four staple beers that will be available year-round.
Let us know if you’ve tried Evil Nash and what your favorite flavor has been! If you haven’t tried their unique blends, head on over to 232 10th Street and give them a try. Don’t forget to follow their page to find out what beers they’ll have on tap as well as any special musical guests that will be stopping by.
Delectable Sweets

Delectable Sweets

Welcome back, LOCAL lovers, to the last #featurefriday of 2021! Can you believe this year is almost over?! It sure has flown by. Without further ado, let us introduce you to Delectable Sweets. They specialize in keto treats that are gluten free, sugar free, and low carb.
Heather Fassett is the mastermind behind Delectable Sweets. She started out as a home baker using traditional ingredients. Originally wanting to open a classic baking store front. However, right before opening the store, her mom was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic. She changed her original plan and started making diabetic and celiac friendly treats.
Keto is great because it caters to so many people. If it’s made right, keto foods are diabetic friendly, celiac friendly, and great for people with autoimmune disorders. A lot of people with health issues can’t go to a lot of places and purchase products, but at Delectable Sweets they can buy everything. The store rotates their menu through more than 100 menu items and are always playing in the kitchen and making new things. So, you’ll never get bored!
When planning out new menu items, they find recipes, try them out and figure out what needs to be changed. With a lot of keto recipes, either the flavor is good, and the texture is terrible, or vice versa. Heather has spent so much time in the kitchen that she knows just what a dish will need to make it good enough for her shelves.
Speaking of new menu items, they debuted their new hot cocoa bombs yesterday! If you’re keto or diabetic, one thing you can’t seem to find is hot cocoa bombs that aren’t full of sugars and carbs. Heather found a way to rectify that! About 2 weeks ago, they started making their own cocoa mix to nail down the inside. For the outside, they use Lily’s chocolate, a stevia sweetened chocolate. You can drink it with almond milk or water to keep it lower carb.
We can’t talk about Delectable Sweets without mentioning Nicoletta’s Catering. Before the store opened, Nicoletta was a huge help to Heather. He helped when she had the ideas, but not necessarily the means or the business sense. So, THANK YOU for helping bring Clarksville Delectable Sweets, it’s a treat to have! 😉
To find out when Delectable Sweets is open, and what their menu items will be, follow their page for updates.
Steve’s Knot Board

Steve’s Knot Board

It’s time for another #featurefriday! Do y’all get as excited for them as we do? We just love showcasing all the awesome businesses Clarksville has to offer. For this Feature Friday, we want to tell you about Steves Knot Board. If you’ve been to Miss Lucille’s Marketplace we’re sure you’ve seen their products.
Steve’s Knot Board is owned and operated by retired couple Steve and Mary Quirin. They started out in Chicago making Chicago Cubs snowmen out of pallet wood in their garage. The Cubs won the World Series that year and their small business took off. Pretty soon they started making cutting boards and Steve began making turned items like pizza cutters, wine stoppers, and salt and pepper shakers.
While still living in Chicago, Steve and Mary visited Miss Lucille’s and liked the Clarksville/Nashville area. They packed their bags and moved to Woodlawn, where they have their workshop. They sell their products at three different booths in Clarksville. You can find them in Miss Lucille’s, The Shoppes at Sango and You Never Know. In their booths, you’ll find furniture, cutting boards, rustic grocery lists (they joke that they sold so many in the beginning that they think every kitchen in Clarksville has one), and most recently, their welcome signs. They are also wholesalers for Wise Owl Paint which can be found at their booths in the Shoppes at Sango, and You Never Know. If you’re more of an online shopper, they also sell their products on their website and in their Etsy shop.
Steve and Mary don’t just sell what you see in their booths or online. They mostly do custom work both for individuals and other local businesses. Steve said, “If it’s made out of wood, we do it.” If you have a piece of furniture that you don’t love anymore, they can help you repurpose and refinish it. If the customer wants something custom built, they’ll get the customers to send pictures of their ideas or vision, and Steve and Mary will work with them on the design. Their goal is to help people affordably achieve their desired look of furniture and at the same time build relationships with them.
You can also see Steve and Mary’s work at several local breweries. They made the tapper handles at Tennessee Valley Brewing Company, the tasting trays at Old Glory Distilling Co. and The Fallen Brewery (opening soon), and flight boards and Christmas boxes at a brewery in Nashville. You know here at LOCAL we love to see local businesses supporting each other! 🧡
Go check out Steve’s Knot Board if you haven’t already. They are the sweetest people and love supporting local. Make sure to go to their page and show them some love. They LOVE what they do and want to keep doing it until it isn’t fun anymore.