The coun­try mu­sic mecca long dom­i­nated by Big Health gets its shot at tech star­tups

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The cre­ative class clus­ters in East Nashville, where WeWork and Launch Pad re­cently planted stakes. The Idea

Hatch­ery in­cu­bates niche re­tail­ers; and a for­mer church is now home to dig­i­tal agency Snap­Shot In­ter­ac­tive.

Lo­cal tech dar­ling Emma, re­cently ac­quired by In­sight Ven­ture Part­ners, was an early ten­ant in two of the six re­vamped red­brick trol­ley barns in the Rolling Mill

Hill neigh­bor­hood. Other busi­nesses, in­clud­ing a host of non­prof­its and ar­chi­tec­ture firms,

2 fol­lowed.

Wedge­wood

Hous­ton re­mains a rel­a­tive bar­gain as its ware­houses and fac­to­ries— many col­o­nized by artists—are re­de­vel­oped for of­fice and res­i­den­tial use. This in­dus­trial neigh­bor­hood in tran­si­tion in­cludes some of the city’s coolest co-work­ing spa­ces and two craft dis­til­leries—

Cor­sair and Nashville Craft

4 —along with Fort Hous­ton, a large maker space.

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