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Established: 2008

Staff Size: 1 person

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Brands Used: 75+ Pinball Machines, 45+ Arcade Games, and Console Game Store

Pro Tip: Ask at the counter about our monthly pinball and fighting game tournaments and Fight Night Tuesday.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: New Stern pinballs

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with the Owner

What special training do you or your staff have?

Our staff is small, but we are very knowledgeable and passionate about what we do. Our game selection rotates fairly often and we maintain our pinball machines quite frequently. If you are looking for a game to play in the arcade, ask us; we may be able to bring it in one day.

What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?

We expect our customers to have a great inexpensive experience for the whole family. Our passion is our hobby, and we are opening our hobby to everyone who is not able to find/play these machines anywhere as they are becoming increasingly more expensive and difficult to locate.

Have you ever been a patron of your own business? If so, what was the most enjoyable part?

I have been going to arcades since 1980, and have always enjoyed the social atmosphere?something that needs to be brought back in this day and age of constant social media. Face-to-face interaction is very underrated, and each tournament and offline setup allows people to play the games the way they were intended to be played (in an arcade, in person vs. another human being) as well as meet new people that share the same passion for games around Middle Tennessee.

Click here for more information from GGA about how to best enjoy the arcade.

5346 Hickory Hollow Pkwy

The Range

Pack'n Heat's courses are held at the TWRA Stones River firing range in Antioch.

The Rentals

Pack'n Heat supplies pistols and ammunition in calibers of 9 millimeter or .40.

At a Glance

It would be an understatement to say that Pack'n Heat's owner, Jeff Eady, is comfortable around firearms. When not teaching carry-permit courses, Mr. Eady works as a K9 officer and a general department training instructor, among many other law-enforcement duties. He also holds factory certification as a Glock, AR15 and Remington 870 armorer.

2618 Hobson pike

At O'Riley Karate Centers, internationally licensed and certified instructors teach students wado-ryu karate, developed on mainland Japan and known as "the way of peace." At the award-winning dojo, students of all abilities and experience levels will improve their fitness, confidence, and coordination.

2444 Morris Gentry Blvd.

Signature service: Painting classes

Established: 2013

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 3?3 1/2 hours

Pro Tip: Free parking

Q&A with Larhonda Angelisa, Owner

What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?

A 48"x60" rotating canvas on the easel, which is [what] I use to perform while on stage. This will allow me to demonstrate from a distance.

Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?

One-on-one attention during the class.

How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?

We have partnered with Raz'z Restaurant to bring that extra flair of good food and great wine choices inside the classroom.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

LaRhonda Angelisa is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. She has been painting for nearly 20 years. Some of her private collectors include Grammy Award?winner[s] Brian McKnight and Seal. She has performed "live" with such legendary and extraordinary musicians as Roy Ayers, Alex Bugnon, Boney James, After 7, Con Funk Shun, Paul Taylor, Bob Baldwin, Andre Ward, Maysa, Leroy Hyter and countless others.

2241 Murfreesboro Pike

Music City Riding Academy's 144-acre facility and nurturing staff keep horses and horse lovers happy with full boarding, pasture boarding, and riding lessons that include saddle-seat, hunt-seat, and Western techniques. Inside the facility's 150'x200' all-weather arena, horse shows and centaur battles entertain audiences. Knowledgeable instructors keep students safe during summer camps (May–August) and riding lessons, leading mounted participants along nearby trails in search of equestrian enlightenment.

13905 Old Hickory Blvd

A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads.

While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.

5316 Mount View Rd