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.
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