Smeraldo’s Tee


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In the late 1960’s, there was a club on Gallatin Pike called The Hearth; a popular spot for live music and drinking for a wide variety of musicians, politicians and other societal notables. It’s popularity waned over time but the walls were filled with stories. 

In 1983, a native of Sicily, Italy named Biagio Sosta purchased the building that housed The Hearth and a year later opened Smeraldo’s Authentic Italian, a restaurant offering classics from his home country, live music and a lounge. Smeraldo’s kept the spirit of The Hearth alive with many nights of live music and drink specials but it was the in-house Italian culinary delights that kept them on the map. Biagio often served as host at the location, so you always got a passionate experience.

The restaurant closed in 2021; after nearly fourty years in business. Many would claim that the decor never changed much since the grand opening in the early 80s, which wasn’t updated much from the decor of The Hearth in the late 60s. It was a time capsule and a rare gem for Nashville. 

We’d be remiss if we didn’t also note that the location is now set to become a tiki bar called The Dirty Monkey, relocating from Hawaii. Dubious but intrigued.

About the shirt

This classic unisex jersey short sleeve tee fits like a well-loved favorite. Soft cotton and quality print make users fall in love with it over and over again. These t-shirts have-ribbed knit collars to bolster shaping. The shoulders are tapered for a better fit over time. Dual side seams hold the garment’s shape for longer.

.: Made with 100% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton, a lightweight fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²)) that is easy to layer, breathable. Perfect for active and leisure wear.
.: The retail fit that is perfect for casual and semi-formal settings. The crew neckline adds a classic, neat style that’s perfect for accessorizing.
.: Bella+Canvas manufactures all its products in the US and internationally in humane, no-sweat-shop, sustainable way and is part of the Fair Labor Association as well as Platinum WRAP certified.
.: The tear-away label minimizes skin irritations.
.: Fabric blends: Ash – 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester; Heather colors – 52% cotton, 48% polyester; Athletic Heather and Black Heather – 90% cotton, 10% polyester.

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