Craft beer bar to open in Gulch in June

Hops & Crafts will offer growlers to go

Gulch residents Kreigh Bourff, Danny Charles and Alex Cohn will open in June a craft beer bar called Hops & Crafts in the 12th Avenue South building anchored by The Turnip Truck Urban Fare.

With today’s announcement of the beer business, Gulch master developer MarketStreet Enterprises has leased 94 percent of its retail space in the urban neighborhood, fully filling its 12th Avenue South, Icon, Velocity and Javanco/Farber buildings.

Hops & Crafts, which will take the space last home to Sweet CeCe’s, joins Juice Nashville (read more here) as the latest businesses to announce they will operate in the Gulch.

Overall, MarketStreet has brought about 30 businesses totaling 136,300 square feet of retail space to the Gulch. In a release, the Nashville-based developer did not note how many Gulch businesses have closed within its retail spaces.

“As the economy continues to rebound, our team expects to see an increased demand for creative business concepts in The Gulch, and we intend to lease the remaining retail space to those that will preserve the neighborhood’s ingenuity and authenticity,” Jay Turner, managing director of MarketStreet Enterprises, said in the release.

Hops & Crafts will offer a variety of premium micro brews from throughout the country, featuring 36 craft beers on tap on a rotating basis. Patrons will be able to sample beers and enjoy pints in the taproom or take home draft beer in a growler.

“As residents who regularly enjoy the host of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues The Gulch has to offer, we’re proof that it really is possible to live, work and play in this neighborhood,” Bourff said.

In addition to Hops & Crafts and Juice Nashville, e.Allen and Subway recently opened in Velocity, giving the building a 100 percent occupancy of its 20,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space.