DWC to take SoBro space as mixed-use project dictates move

Company has operated from Division Street since 1948

DWC Construction Co., one of Nashville’s most longstanding businesses, will move to SoBro from the Music Row area to make way for a previously announced mixed-use development.

John Arndt, DWC CEO, said the company, which opened in 1947 and has operated from its 1303 Division St. space since 1948, will move its 35 employees to the former Lankford Hardware and Supply Building on Sept. 26. The building is located at 600 Sixth Ave. S. south of Lafayette Street in a segment of SoBro that is seeing many of its buildings undergo updates.

DWC (which also includes CARPENTERSPLUS) handles interior upgrades for commercial buildings.

“It’s a very beneficial space because we need to be centrally located,” Arndt said of the SoBro building.

DWC is moving as Charlotte, N.C.-based developer Crescent Communities is planning a 280-unit luxury apartment and retail building for the site (read more here). Other businesses that had operated from the multiple structures on the site have since moved.

Crescent officials have not announced when they begin work on the six-story building, to be called Crescent Bluebird. The company developed the two-building Greenway Centre in Cool Springs.

Arndt said DWC will operate from about 5,000 square feet on the first floor of the Lankford building. He declined to disclose terms of the lease or the cost of the looming move.

Relatedly, the Nashville office of Synergy Business Environments will take the top floor of the Lankford building.