January start eyed for mixed-used project in The Nations

MiKeN Development is targeting an early groundbreaking for its mixed-use project The Phoenix on 51st slated for The Nations.

Relatedly, the Nashville-based company has tapped The Carter Group, which is also based locally, to serve as general contractor.

To sit on the northeast corner of the intersection of 51st and Illinois avenues, The Phoenix on 51st will offer 17 apartments and 4,000 square feet of retail. Red Bicycle owner David Trett has signed a letter of intent to operate a café within the retail space, but MiKeN President Michael Kenner said Trett has not yet said if the café will be another Red Bicycle.

David Grisham with Aesh Design (which is co-based in St. Louis and Nashville) is handling the architectural work.

“We’re happy to have a project that will serve as a catalyst for 51st Avenue’s transformation,” Kenner said.


(Image courtesy of MiKeN and Aesh Design)

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Real estate notes: REIT lands $9.19M permit for Midtown project

Nashville-based Healthcare Realty Trust has landed a permit related to the its medical office building under construction in Midtown.

Specifically, HRT is undertaking an expansion, renovation and new construction on Midtown Medical Plaza I and II (which acts as one building). The new construction will yield a building to sit at the southeast corner of the intersection of Church Street and 21st Avenue North a half block north of a parking garage HRT is developing. The site previously was home to a structure that housed, among others, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital’s fitness center.

The Layton Companies Inc. is handling the work, with the permit valued at about $9.19 million.

Read more about the project here.

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Celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan and her business partners are targeting the North Gulch building last home to Anthem, and next to her Chauhan Ale & Masala House, for two new restaurant concepts, eater.com reports.

Joined by husband Vivek Deora and local businessman Moni Advani, Chauhan has signed a lease in place for the former nightclub space (see the buildings here courtesy of Google Maps) but has yet to disclose details.Earlier this year, Chauhan announced plans to open a micro-brewery in the Franklin building space soon to be vacated by Turtle Anarchy Brewing Co. (which is moving to The Nations).

Nations property could land restaurant

Nashville-based real estate investor and builder Jeff Estepp is in discussion with three restaurant groups to lease about 5,800 square feet space at his Centennial Hall property located in The Nations, The Tennessean reports.

The property — which includes a former church building and a structure that was last home to West Meade Decorating Co. — is located at 1105 51st Ave. N. Estepp paid $1.37 million for the property, the morning daily notes.

Read more here.


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Mixed-used project eyed for The Nations

Nashville-based Vintage South Development has paid $1.3 million for 1.19 acres in The Nations and plans a mixed-use project, The Tennessean reports.

Vintage South founder Nathan Lyons (pictured) is considering restaurant, retail and office space, according to the morning daily.

The property is located at 5016 Centennial Blvd., and is highlighted by a vintage masonry building that fronts 51st Avenue North and is the former home to Nashville Discount Building Materials Inc.

The acquisition comes as a development entity recently announced it is eyeing a project two blocks west of the site Lyons bought (read more here).

See the Vintage South site here courtesy of Google Maps.

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