The owners of a popular Miami restaurant Sardinia Enoteca will open a Nashville location early next year.
The owners have inked a lease for the Nashville location — the second in the country after the Miami original — for 7,000 square feet in Park View Towers on 25th Avenue North off Elliston Place and next to Kobe Steakhouse.
Jon Petty and Axson West of Southeast Venture represented Sardinia in the transaction. Susan Gorney represented West End Properties LLC, the landlord of Park View Towers.
“The timing for this restaurant is perfect because Nashville is booming right now,” said Tony Gallo, co-owner and general manager for Sardinia. Gallo, at left in the photo here, opened the Miami establishment six years ago with co-owner and chef Pietro Vardeu. The restaurant has been featured on the Food Network, the TV show “After Hours with Daniel Boulud,” in Food & Wine magazine, Bon Appétit and The New York Times, and was one of Zagat’s America’s Top Restaurants in 2011.
“Since day one, we’ve been successful. Patrons have been very receptive to our style of Mediterranean Italian cooking. Sardinia is not your typical Italian American restaurant. We make our own mozzarella and burrata cheeses and use a wood-burning oven to cook our meats and fish. Our style of food is authentic, fresh and different,” Gallo said.
GBT expands net lease division
Brentwood-based GBT Realty Corp. has announced three promotions, expanding its Net Lease Division.
Austin Rogers is promoted to vice president of Net Lease development services. He previously served as development manager. Christina Underwood has been promoted to Net Lease development manager. She formerly served the company as Net Lease development services associate. Lastly, Jason Horowitz is promoted to Net Lease development services associate. He previously served as capital advisory analyst.