XMi Commercial Real Estate is planning to demolish the West End Avenue building last home to a Church’s Chicken fast food eatery.
Nashville-based XMi, which owns multiple Midtown properties, is attempting to sell the site, which sits at the northwest corner of 19th Avenue North and West End, for redevelopment.
Of note, Renasant Corp. plans to redevelop its site on the northeast corner of the intersection. Read more about that project here. And ground is about to be broken on a mixed-use project one-half block east on West End.
The Metro Planning Commission deferred voting on Buckingham Cos.'s request for a zoning change for its proposed Midtown development.
Buckingham officials had requested the deferral. The commission will now vote on the zoning change on Dec. 13.
Read more about the proposed project here.
Arnold Myint is closing his three-year-old Cha Chah restaurant on Belmont Boulevard but will keep open the space through the winter for some special events. After that, Myint says he will come back with another concept that will include some recognizable features and other new ones.
“For the past three years, my team and I have given it what we could to offer Nashville a great dining experience.” said Myint. “Unfortunately, Cha Chah and Nashville didn’t quite ‘click,’ so it is bittersweet that Cha Chah will be closing its doors.”
Elaine Turner Designs, a Texas-based luxury handbag and shoe brand, is opening its first boutique outside of the Lone Star State, with a Nov. 8 grand opening slated for The Mall at Green Hills.
To feature Turner’s signature pink and silver design, the store — the company’s fifth — will occupy a 1,600-square-foot space in the mall, according to Monica Garza, Elaine Turner Designs' director of retail. The store opening coincides with the launch of a plan to open 50 retail locations in five years, company officials said.
“The decision to come to Nashville was a combination of an opportunity too good to pass up in a proven wholesale market,” founder Elaine Turner said in a release. “There’s a very synergistic relationship between us and the people of Nashville. Plus, I love country music.”
Turner launched her company in 2000, and her handbag and shoe collections have been featured on The Today Show and in InStyle, People, Lucky, Coastal Living, O The Oprah Magazine and Real Simple.
The Vanderbilt University Credit Union will return to its renovated offices in the Oxford House and be open for business effective Monday, Nov. 5.
Located at 1313 21st Ave. S., the Oxford House (pictured here courtesy of Google Maps) is recognized for its old-school barber shop located at the ground level and on the building's southeast corner.
The VUCU has operated in temporary quarters at Vanderbilt Place since June, when Oxford House space renovation began. Read the full story here at myvu.com.