Sinema to anchor The Melrose

Sinema is the name of the new restaurant slated to open in the summer and to anchor the retail component of Berry Hill-based mixed-use project The Melrose.

Top Chef alum Dale Levitski will be involved. This morning owner/partner Colin Reed said, while announcing the name, the 120-seat restaurant will feature a restaurant and bar on the main level and a lounge and private dining on two other levels.

The group plans to keep as many of the architectural details of the 1942 theater as possible (read more here), including the curved staircase, mirrored walls and lobby. The decor is described as combining "exposed brick walls and cozy velvet tufted booths."

Franklin-based Parkes Development Group and Nashville-based Fulcher Investment Properties co-developed The Melrose, which includes apartments. Read more about the project here.