Germantown project ready for tenants to supplement restaurant

After having secured a restaurant operator as the first tenant for the industrial building that is part of its The Flats at Taylor Place development underway in Germantown, SWH Residential Partners will now turn its attention to finding additional tenants for the space.   

“We are not looking at this time for additional food and beverage industry tenants,” said John Tirrill, managing partner of Atlanta-based SWH. “I’d like to find [soft goods] retailers or craft manufacturers. Office is also an option.

“We would like between two to four more [commercial] tenants,” he added.

Earlier this week, and as first reported by the Nashville Business Journal, Chattanooga-based chef and restaurateur Daniel Lindley announced he will open a restaurant on the site, specifically in the 1953-completed 16,000-square-foot masonry building called The Warehouse at Taylor Place (seen below in top image).

The structure is located on the northwest corner of the T-intersection of Taylor Street and Fifth Avenue North. Nashville-based architect Smith Gee Studio is handling design work to update the building (read more here).

A James Beard nominee, Lindley will lease about 7,240 square feet inside the industrial building and about a 2,500 square feet of patio space to be located between the warehouse and The Flats at Taylor Place (seen in image below), which will welcome its first tenants in mid-August. He is calling the restaurant 5th and Taylor.

Chad Grout, founder of Nashville-based Urban Grout Commercial Real Estate, was the listing agent for the space and represented SWH. Land Deleot, also Nashville based and a principal with Equitable Property Group, represented Lindley.

Financial terms of the lease are not being disclosed.

Lindley, who owns Alleia on Main Street in Chattanooga’s fast-changing Southside district, recently opened The Grocery Bar, also in Southside. He once had financial interest in St. John's and Meeting Place, both located in Chattanooga.   
“Daniel is certainly one of the top chefs in the state and he is very hands-on and passionate,” Tirrill said. “He is developing not only a regional but a national reputation.”

Lindley is expected to open his Germantown restaurant by October.