Nashville Glass Co. Inc. — at age 84, one of the city’s longest-operating businesses — is preparing to move from its building near the North Gulch to Germantown.
The relocation is being necessitated because Northwestern Mutual Real Estate Services has bought approximately 32 acres, including the 11th Avenue North parcel and building from which Nashville Glass operates, in preparation for what is expected to be a major mixed-use development.
Nashville Glass opened in 1929 and has operated from its current site since 1989. By February, the company plans to move to a building located at 1301 Second Ave. N. in Germantown.
“The reason we are staying downtown is that we have so much walk-in business,” said Rochelle Coll, Nashville Glass co-owner with husband and business partner Frank Coll. “We need to be centrally located. We’re really exited about it.”
Nashville Glass purchased the Germantown building (seen in the photo below, with Second Avenue on the right, courtesy of Google Maps) for $315,000 in late 2012.
With eight employees, Nashville Glass handles primarily residential work. It manufactures glass, for example, for custom shower enclosures, mirrors and tabletops. The company’s commercial work focuses mainly on glass replacement for large buildings.