The Sutler — the long-shuttered watering hole and live music venue that served for years as a gathering spot for those folks in the Melrose, Waverly-Belmont, Berry Hill and Breeze Hill neighborhoods — will reopen in the historic Melrose building, officials announced today.
Joe Parkes and Austin Ray will serve as owners of the 21st century Sutler, the address for which is 2600 Franklin Pike.
The Parkes Companies teamed with Ed Fulcher to reinvent the modernist strip center, which includes new retail (to include Sinema and a Bongo Java concept) and adjoining residential space.
Scheduled to open this summer, The Sutler will be a two-level space. The main level will be reminiscent of the original Sutler, according to a release. However, the new-look venue will feature craft beer and “Nashville-style cuisine.” Like the original venue, live music will be offered regularly.
The basement level will house a speakeasy-inspired cocktail lounge.
Austin Ray is owner of M.L. Rose Craft Beer and Burgers, which is located across the street from The Melrose .
Native Nashvillians, both Ray and Parkes were former patrons of the original Sutler and are part of the changi