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Black Dog Spirits & Ale Opens in Village, Delivers More than Expansive Selection

Patrick McKenna and Dallas Rose

On October 30, after months in the the making, Black Dog Spirits & Ale opened their doors at 256 Center Street in Pleasant View, excitedly showcasing their vast and eclectic collection of wine, liquor, and craft beer.

In line with the upscale and unique feel of the The Pleasant View Village, Black Dog owners, Patrick McKenna and Patti McKinney, pride themselves in presenting the community with what they call a full “boutique” of the spirits world.

“We are a good fit with the overall feel of The Village,” says McKenna, who had initially looked in other areas around Nashville before he decided he wanted to build his dream in the same place he was planting his family roots.

What started as a vision to be a craft beer location built from McKenna’s passion, eventually morphed into a full-fledged display of top-notch spirits and ales. In the large, rustically-designed space, patrons can find a diverse product selection, hard-to-find items, blends that appeal to connoisseurs and newbies alike, and even multiple variations of the most commonly seen brands.

Black Dog Spirits & Ale has a large selection of premium spirits

Named after the McKenna’s rescue dog, a black lab named Dallas Rose, Black Dog Spirits & Ale has already become a hub for the Cheatham County Animal Shelter to take donations and advertise their adoptable pets. The pet-friendly store warmly welcomes visiting dogs with a treat of their own while owners browse the seemingly countless shelves packed full of beautifully labeled bottles.

McKenna, his wife Christie, and their two children: Lillie (3) and Henry (4), moved to the Pleasant View area from Atlanta two years ago, joining co-owner McKinney, a longtime resident of Cheatham County.

In order to fully invest in their new community and be the best they can for their customers, Black Dog may soon be home to various shop and sip events like trunk shows and painting classes. “We are looking into various avenues that will give the community a fresh atmosphere and other things to do,” says McKenna who encourages the community to check their Facebook page for updates and information on their latest events.

On November 30 at 4 PM, McKenna will be joined by the Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce for Black Dog’s official ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration. The public is encouraged to attend this event to welcome the McKennas to the area, show support for a new local business, and even taste some of the stellar products they have to offer.

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