Permit Patrol: 20 November 2008

Food distributor needs more space, U.S. Smokeless renovating, clothing chain preps second area store, and more...

Metro Schools continues to be a friend to the local construction sector: Edwards Construction has pulled a $2.4 million permit to build a 16,000-square-foot addition to Cole Elementary in Antioch. The job also includes some minor rehab work on the existing school.

Food distributor Robert Orr Sysco has asked T.W. Frierson Contractor Inc. to build a surface parking lot for its trailers across the street from its warehouse on Centennial Place at Tune Airport. The job is worth $1.7 million.

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. – acquired earlier this year by Altria – will spend $1.5 million to rehab part of its plant near the Capitol. Hardaway Construction Corp. is handling the job.

Bacon Construction Co. is finishing out a spot in Opry Mills for clothing chain A’Gaci, which is opening a Stones River Mall store today. The job is worth about $540,000.

Belmont Veterinary Clinic will move into 4,900 square feet at 3204 Belmont Blvd. after Wieck Construction LLC wraps up an interior rehab job worth $400,000.

Wellspring Builders Inc. is rehabbing part of the building at 1400 Donelson Pike for Odyssey Healthcare,  a hospice company. The work is valued at a little more than S302,000.

Crye-Leike is preparing to move into almost 6,000 square feet of office space at 12647 Old Hickory Blvd. near the old Starwood site. Robert S. Biscan & Co. is finishing out the space in a job worth $235,000.

The Arcon Group Inc. is installing a vapor control system at the Magellan oil terminal on 51st Avenue North. The job is valued at $150,000.

Regions Bank continues to invest in its processing center near the airport. Two weeks after saying it would reinforce the foundation of the building, the bank has hired W.T. DuBois Construction Inc. to also rehab the cafeteria for $125,000.

Cheeseburger Charley’s will open its next location in part of a former Regions Bank office at 729 Thompson Lane. Gigi Bagoly has pulled a $85,000 permit to rehab 2,000 square feet in the building.

Fishwood Homes will replace the brick façade and add windows to the building at 218 Third Ave. N. downtown. The project is worth $75,000.