Plaza Mariachi celebrates 5-year anniversary

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Nestled in the heart of Nolensville Pike is Plaza Mariachi, a multicultural entertainment center celebrating five years in business this week.

Brief history

Plaza opened its doors to the public on May 12, 2017. Prior to opening, Mark and Diane Janbakhsh transformed an abandoned Kroger shopping center into a destination for culture, art, music, entertainment, food, and retail — all under one roof.

Since then, Plaza Mariachi has grown to add daily entertainment, new children’s programming, a weekly outdoor flea market, and more places to dine + shop. Check out these fast facts about the center:

Where to eat, drink + shop

  • Enjoy birria tacos, burritos, and huaraches from Taquería Hidalgo, steaks from Tres Gauchos, coffee and arepas from Trinity Coffee, and bubble tea from WIN. See the full directory.
  • The indoor marketplace features five calles, or streets, lined with retail shops, including fresh market Mazfresco.
  • Plaza debuted a new bar this spring, AGAV, with beer, wine, and cocktails. Pro tip: The seasonal margarita is blood orange.
  • Keep the kids entertained at Tito’s Playland + enjoy throwback video games in the Retrocade.

Ongoing events

  • Loteria Night | Tuesdays | 6-9 p.m. | Free | Play the Mexican bingo-style game.
  • Bingo Night | Wednesdays | 7-9 p.m. | Free | Bring the family for dinner and a chance to win prizes.
  • Salsa Night | Thursdays | 7 p.m.-12 a.m. | Free | Step onto the dance floor for salsa and bachata lessons + music from DJ Julian.
  • Beyond Wings | Saturdays + Sundays | Times vary | Free | This family-friendly show features circus arts, aerial arts, dance, fire dancing, stilt walking, and juggling.
  • Kids Saturday | Saturdays | Times vary | Free | The lineup includes a storytime, music, and face painting.
  • Plaza Mariachi Flea Market | Sundays | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Free | Shop for fruits, vegetables, and clothing.

Pro tip: Bookmark Plaza Mariachi’s entertainment schedule for special events throughout the year.

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