What are you doing this weekend? A little shopping, pick up some groceries, dine at a great restaurant, maybe even go dancing? What if I told you that Gretchen Bates found a place in Nashville, where you can do all of that, and never leave the building. It's a new place on Nolensville road called Plaza Mariachi.
Gretchen Bates joined Tennessee Crossroads in 2007 but had her first appearance on the show in 1991 when her community, The Farm, was featured on the show. Though born and raised in Lewis County, Gretchen left Tennessee to move to New York City and pursue a career in theatre. Highlights from her time in New York City include two summers at the Chautauqua Theatre, working with the Circe du Soleil, and seeing every show on Broadway. After six years on the stage in New York City, Gretchen returned home to Tennessee.