Clawson's Pub & Deli takes Wedgewood-Houston space

Restaurant slated to open in October, offer craft beer to go

The owners of the soon-to-open Clawson's Pub & Deli — which will offer a combination of sandwiches and craft beer (in cans, on tap and to go) — have signed a leased in the Track One Building located at Chestnut Street and Fourth Avenue in South Nashville's Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood.

Ann and Jens Clawson, the married owners of the business, are hoping to have the deli and pub open by early October. They are not disclosing the terms of the lease or the cost to get the business operational.

Of note, Clawson's Pub & Deli will be located in the entrance of the Scott Lewis-owned Track One Building (which has six tenants lined up for the future) and will face Fourth Avenue South to maximize visibility, Ann Clawson said. 

Clawson’s Pub & Deli expect to have three employees upon opening, Clawson said, adding that bread, homemade sauces and distinctive beer will be keys to the menu. Wedgewood-Houston, which has gained headlines the past two years or so for its continued transition to a mixed-use urban district, does not offer a place with craft beer that can be bought via growler.

“We have put thought into the menu to make the food delicious and efficient to execute,” she said. “We believe in great bread and have met with Provence [Breads & Café officials]. And we will make a lot of the sauces in house.”

Clawson said the pub/deli’s interior vibe will offer an eclectic, whimsical and modern aesthetic.

This will be the first business for the Clawsons, who settled in Wedgewood-Houston after having recently moved to the city in March.

Originally, the restaurant was to have been located on nearby Hagan Street in the Packing Plant Building.