A couple of interesting facts: Publishing was once a huge industry in town. At one point, there were over 35 publishers in Music City. While there are fewer here now, publishing is still big business here.
After liquor was outlawed in the US in 1909, local officials "protected" the Printers' Alley establishments that continued to serve alcohol during Prohibition.
There are bars and entertainment establishments still operating in the alley, although it is not quite as popular as in previous years.
PLEASE NOTE: One more day remains in my summer MFA residency at Murray State. I'll be back in Nashville tomorrow.