Lexus of Nashville finally makes MetroCenter move

Auto dealer bought land in 2008

Lexus of Nashville is finally making its move to MetroCenter.

After buying the land at Interstate 65 and Rosa Parks Boulevard four years ago, the auto dealer is moving from Madison.

The 58,000-square-foot planned retail and service center is set on a 7.2-acre parcel. It will offer 61,540 square feet of outdoor display area, an 11,640-square-foot enclosed sales area and 42 service bays.

"Lexus bought this property about four years ago, and their development plans play perfectly into the major new interchange in the immediate MetroCenter area," said Todd Alexander, principal at Southeast Venture. "It's a great location. You'll be able to see the dealership from the interstate, and MetroCenter's proximity to downtown and interstates 65 and 40 will give potential buyers easy access into the new dealership."

Southeast Venture broker Jimmy Pickel and Alexander and brokered the original deal.

"This is the first time that Lexus will have a retail and service center in Nashville's center, and we're very excited to bring Lexus sales inside Nashville's urban core," said J.R. Roper, general manager of Lexus of Nashville. "The finished dealership will provide 80 potential jobs to the area."

TPC Management Co. is managing the project. Atlanta-based Zenner Group will carry out architectural and interior design details. Barge Cauthen & Associates is serving as engineer and Crain Construction is carrying out the building.