Jack’s Bar-B-Que eyes spring opening for Midtown site

Veteran owner of longtime local business also being honored by The District

Veteran Nashville-based entrepreneur Jack Cawthon has received permits and finalized plans for a third Jack’s Bar-B-Que restaurant, to be located at 16th Avenue North and Charlotte Avenue in Midtown.

A spring 2013 opening is planned.

The new restaurant will have an indoor, 80-person seating area as well as 36-seat outdoor patio. Lankford Construction will serve as the project’s general contractor.

Cawthon has been in business since 1976. His Cawthon’s Caterer Inc., owns and operates Jack’s Bar-B-Que locations at 416 Broadway and 334 West Trinity Lane. The former strikes an iconic presence within downtown's The District.

The securing of the permits comes as Cawthon will be honored tonight with the 2012 Spirit of The DISTRICT Award, presented annually to individuals who have made a significant commitment to the variety of downtown Nashville.