Headline Homes: October 2012

Alan Jackson unloads Center Hill Lake spread, record producer takes loss on Oak Hill estate, and more...
Nov 11, 2012 10:52 PM

The Food Biz: An M., an M.L. and a Catbird Seat

Cummins Station, West Nashville, Midtown see flourish of food, beverage activity
Nov 11, 2012 10:51 PM

Church's Chicken building to be razed

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.

Nov 9, 2012 7:05 AM

Buckingham project vote deferred

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.

Nov 9, 2012 6:50 AM

Metropolitan Bank picks high-profile West End spot for area HQ

Marketing agency building to be renovated, open next spring
Nov 5, 2012 1:44 PM

Loews to overhaul restaurant, bar areas

Six-month project also tackling lobby, corridors, bathrooms
Nov 5, 2012 11:26 AM

Excavation for Roundabout apartment building set to start by year's end

Charlotte-based developer to use architect that has designed three other Nashville buildings
Nov 2, 2012 7:00 AM

Ex-Belle Meade mayor passes away

Crook's career extended into city's advertising, auto sales sectors
Nov 1, 2012 2:04 PM

'Cha Chah and Nashville didn't quite click'

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.”

Get more perspective on Bites.

Nov 1, 2012 10:48 AM

Elaine Turner boutique slated for The Mall at Green Hills

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.

Oct 31, 2012 7:15 AM