Gulch restaurant project Prima lands $2.5M permit

The owners of planned Gulch restaurant Prima have secured a permit related to work on the space.

To be located in the ground floor of mixed-used mid-rise Terrazzo, Prima will span about 8,800 square feet. The Prima address is 700 12th Ave. S., with the restaurant to front Division Street.

R.C. Mathews Contractors has the permit, valued at $2.5 million.

Local restaurateur Miranda Whitcomb Pontes (pictured) is teaming with chef Sal Avila, who has worked at City House and 360 Bistro, among others, to create Prima. Read more here.

Apr 24, 2014 10:48 AM

Party Fowl, Union Common prep for openings

The team behind 360 Bistro will soon join multiple other new businesses locating within the southeastern section of The Gulch, with the group to open a bar and restaurant specializing in Southern fried chicken and Nashville-style hot chicken.

Party Fowl is expected to open in August in a building located at 719 Eighth Ave. S., at the northwest corner of the intersection of Eighth Avenue South and Division Street. (Read more here.)

And just west of The Gulch in Midtown, Union Common steakhouse will soon open in a H.G. Hill Realty Co.-owned building that was formerly home to The Great Escape and is being significantly retrofitted (see image below). Former Nashville chef Bobby Benjamin will be at the helm for the 125-seat restaurant (an image of the interior is seen below), which is owned by Louisville-based DC Management. (Read more here.)



Apr 24, 2014 7:00 AM

East Gulch emerges from under the radar

Fast-changing node is targeted for continued change
Apr 21, 2014 7:00 AM

Twelve Twelve to offer boutique fitness service, equipment

Results Fitness, DaneFit to have presence in Gulch luxury condo tower
Apr 14, 2014 2:15 PM

Gulch Crossing project lands $53.46M permit

MarketStreet Enterprises has secured a $53.46 million permit for its Gulch Crossing mixed-use building under construction in The Gulch. The permit includes work on first-floor retail space and a parking structure, according to Metro Codes Administration Department documents. JE Dunn Construction Co. is serving as general contractor for the project. Gulch Crossing will be located at 1033 Demonbreun St. next to Velocity.


Apr 9, 2014 10:58 AM

MarketStreet taps Gorney, Johnston for Gulch Crossing leasing

MarketStreet Enterprises has launched a new website for it under-construction Gulch Crossing building.

The move follows the company's enlisting Susan Gorney and Crews Johnston III to handle the retail and office space leasing, respectively.

Gorney is president of Gorney Realty Co., while Johnston serves as senior managing director and principal of the Nashville office of Cassidy Turley.

Gulch Crossing is slated to open in the spring of 2015.

Check the new website here.

MarketStreet is the Metro Development and Housing Agency-appointed master developer of The Gulch (the borders of which are seen in the below image).


Apr 4, 2014 6:58 AM

Gulch building Pine Street Flats lands LEED certification

The U.S. Green Building Council has designated as silver LEED certified Gulch mixed-use building Pine Street Flats.

As such, the seven-story 296-apartment-unit structure is the largest multi-unit residential project in Tennessee to garner LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design) status. Located at the southeast corner of the Pine Street and 11th Avenue South intersection, Pine Street Flats also offers 17,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space, and a 584-space parking garage.

Nashville-based MarketStreet Enterprises, the Metro-appointed master developer of The Gulch, developed the building and announced the LEED certification today. The company engaged greenSTUDIO, a division of Nashville-based Hastings Architecture Associates and led by director Mike Leonard, to facilitate and manage the LEED certification process.

“Pine Street Flats continues MarketStreet’s vision of the Gulch’s urban redevelopment, which is to create lasting, positive changes to downtown’s built environment,” Jay Turner, managing director of MarketStreet, said in a release. “This project transformed three acres of brownfield land into a vibrant, mixed-use [building] that gives Nashvillians the opportunity to live and enjoy an environmentally conscious, urban neighborhood.”

Recognized by the USGBC in the LEED Building Design and Construction 2009 rating system, Pine Street Flats earned exemplary performance credits for the creation of open space and the use of regional materials during construction. Regional priority credits were awarded for public transportation access, water use reduction and optimized energy performance.

During that same year, The Gulch was designated the first LEED-certified neighborhood in the South under the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system.




Apr 2, 2014 12:41 PM

Progress for Party Fowl concept

Austin Smith and Nick Jacobson are moving forward with their plans for Party Fowl, a fried chicken restaurant concept destined for the Eighth-and-Division intersection where The Gulch meets SoBro. Matt Rogers at Eater Nashville has some the details.

Mar 28, 2014 8:39 AM

Proposed SoBro hotel project misses hoped-for start date

The groundbreaking of a planned 14-story 200-room Residence Inn by Marriott in SoBro may have stalled.

Atlanta-based hotel developer North Point Hospitality Group had hoped to begin by the end of 2013 work on the hotel. If built, the Marriott would anchor the southeast corner of the Fifth Avenue South and Korean Veterans Boulevard intersection, primarily fronting KVB. 

Responding to a email the Post sent Tuesday morning, a North Point spokeswoman said the company, which first announced its timetable in January 2013, had no update. The email correspondence followed a similar exchange between North Point and the Post in late 2013.

Relatedly, North Point said in January 2013 that by early 2015, it expects to begin Phase II, which will include a 150-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott.

It is unclear if North Point has experienced a delay with one or both hotels or if the company simply has modified its original hoped-for start date. However, various local hotel projects now underway or finished within the past few years required at least a year to break ground after initial announcements.

Interestingly and coincidentally, one of those delayed projects — Concord Hospitality’s fully under-construction project in the 1800 block of West End Avenue — includes, like the proposed North Point development, both a SpringHill Suites and a Residence Inn.

On a similar theme, Chattanooga-based Vision Hospitality, which is finishing in The Gulch a Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, bought its Division Street site in November 2011 but did not break ground until late 2012.

Read more about the proposed North Point projects here.

Mar 26, 2014 6:45 AM

Czann’s Brewing sets late-April tap room opening

SoBro-based craft beer maker makes move for marketing, visibility
Mar 25, 2014 2:03 PM