SoBro's EOA to move to east side

EOA Architects is planning to move from its long-time SoBro home to Fifth & Main, the east side mixed-use building that originally struggled to find traction but for which the condo units are now sold out.

Of note, EOA designed Fifth & Main.

“We had heard it was designed by a very talented architectural firm,” Gary Everton, EOA founder, said with a laugh.

Everton said the firm is planning to move in late June or early July and will take 8,600 feet on the first floor of the building. He declined to disclose terms of the lease.

“It’s a great opportunity,” Everton said. “East Nashville is on the upswing.”

In December, EOA sold the Fourth Avenue South building from which it operates for $2.6 million to Brett James, who plans to reinvented the historic structure (which once served as a church) as a restaurant and events venue.