Red Door Midtown expanding

Bar will add interior space, deck and more parking

The owners of Red Door Midtown hope to have an expansion complete by mid-summer.

Ric Clarke and Kelly Jones — as RC & KJ Properties Inc. — earlier this month snapped up a parcel adjacent to the Midtown bar for $555,000 and then pulled a $25,000 demolition permit one week later.

Clarke told NashvillePost.com that once the existing structure at 19th and Division is torn down, construction will begin on a 2,000-square-foot expansion of the popular watering hole. The project will comprise 1,000 square feet of interior space and a 1,000-square-foot deck. In addition, the purchase will add 14 new parking spots to the neighborhood.

Clarke said they plan to open the new space July 1, just in time for the bar's 10th anniversary.

The quarter-acre tract was previously owned by David Gabelman, who bought it from a savings and loan in 1991 for $101,000.