Downtown Nashville is an eclectic, artsy community with a wide variety of shops. One thing we didn't account for however, are the hours the shops are actually open. Most everything we came across opened anywhere between 10am and noon and closed at 5:00. For such a touristy town it doesn't seem that the hours cater to the clientele. We envisioned walking around in the early evening, getting dinner and perusing the shops. Luckily we found out that morning as we were looking for a coffee shop that was actually open (found one that opened at 9am) about shop times.
Lovely place to visit and I highly recommend it, but want others to be informed as they are making plans.