Corsair Distillery officials are targeting the end of August to be operational in a building located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Merritt Avenue and Martin Street in Wedgewood-Houston.
Darek Bell, Corsair founder, said the focus for the building (see image here courtesy of Google Maps) will be on distilling whisky. The site is located across Merritt from a parcel on which Core Development is targeting Six10 Merritt at The Finery (read here). In addition, a building located at 611 Merritt is being rehabbed for Thirty Tigers (read here).
Corsair will continue operations in facilities in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Bells Bend and Marathon Village.
Bell said the company eventually will also operate from the Kirby Welding Building, also located on Martin. He said he is not ready to disclose a date for which work will begin in that facility.
“We love the maker culture of the neighborhood and are exited to be a part of Wedgewood Houston,” Bell said.
Corsair incorporated in 2007 and began operations in 2008 in Bowling Green with a 50-gallon still, two employees and 2,500 square feet of space, Bell said. The company now has 5,200 gallons of still capacity and 24 employees. It will operate from 28,500 square feet spanning five 5 facilities by end of the year.
Nashville-based music industry marketing, management and distribution company Thirty Tigers has landed a permit for interior and exterior renovation to the Wedgewood-Houston building it calls home, according to a Metro Codes Department document.
The Carter Group, which is also locally based, is handling the work, with the permit valued at $950,000.
The building is located at 611 Merritt Ave.
The Nashville office of national design consultant Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc., will move to the general Berry Hill/Melrose area from Cummins Station in SoBro, Nashville Business Journal reports.
The firm will take space The Boot Factory, located at 90 Oceanside Drive, according to NBJ. The building is located in South Nashville about five blocks east of Franklin Road and approximately a mile south of the epicenter of the fast-changing Wedgewood-Houston district.
With the addition of K-H, Nashville-based Chas. Hawkins Co. Inc. 80 percent of the 127,000-square-foot building leased, NBJ reports.
Kimley-Horn has multiple offices nationwide, including in Memphis.
Read more here.
Chestnut Hill is slated for an Eighth and Roast coffee shop, nashville.eater.com reports.
The shop, which is expected to open by May’s end, will be located in a mixed-used building located at 1200 Third Ave. S. and on the eastern fringe of Wedgewood-Houston.
The Red Bicycle, the original Nashville shop for which is located in Germantown, was to have taken the space.
Eighth and Roast, a locally owned business, also operates on Eighth Avenue South in the Woodland-In-Waverly/Waverly Belmont area.
Read more here.
The parent company of Dan’s Gourmet Mac & Cheese has established an office in Wedgewood-Houston’s Track One building, the three-year-old Nashville-based company’s first commercial presence.
The move is the latest in a series of retail additions for the fast-changing WeHo district.
“The office will be our home operations for strategy and marketing,” said Dan Stephenson (pictured), CEO of Dan's Gourmet Spot LLC. “I chose Wedgewood-Houston for the office because it is becoming an artisan community.”
Dan’s Gourmet Mac & Cheese was introduced in early 2012 at the Nashville Farmers Market and is now available in more than 2,000 grocery stores in 35 states. The production of what the company describes as all-natural artisan mac and cheese is undertaken in both Atlanta and Texas.
Stephenson, who previously operated the office from his home, said the company has seen since it started in early 2012 a revenue growth of about 2,600 percent. He employs two part-timers.
SoBro-based Aerial Development Group will go before the Metro Planning Commission today to request a rezoning that would allow for a mixed-use building to be located near the Wedgewood-Houston district.
If the commission approves the specific plan zoning for what is being called Wedgewood Lofts, Aerial would take a step toward its first large-scale project. To date, the company has focused on single-family infill homes in Nashville’s urban neighborhoods.
Planning Department staff recommends approval of the request subject to approval of a related policy amendment.
As presently designed, Wedgewood Lofts would offer 150 units with approximately 10,000 square feet of commercial retail space fronting Wedgewood Avenue. The site is located about 750 feet west of Bransford Avenue and about six blocks south of the WeHo epicenter. Aerial has yet to release a image of the building.
Civil Site Design Group is handling engineering and land planning efforts for Aerial.
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