Virgin hotel developer could step aside due to legal concerns

The Tennessean reports that negotiations are taking place in an effort to have David Chase step down as lead developer for an investor group hoping to undertake a Virgin hotel project near the Music Row Roundabout.

Chase (pictured) is facing legal difficulties after being charged last week with domestic assault, among other charges.

Chase is executive vice president of Nashville-based D.F. Chase Inc., which is slated to serve as general contractor for the hotel project.

Originally, the on-site work was to have begun this summer, with the hotel (a rendering for which has yet to be released) to have opened in mid-2016. It is unclear how Chase’s situation will adversely affect the project.