Florida-based music services company eyes area presence

Boca Raton, Florida-based Ovation Music & Studios Inc. has announced it will open a space in Gallatin.

The company — which offers individual and group lessons, rehearsal studios, professional recording studios and live performances with its Rock Shop and Jazz Jam ensembles — said in a release it has signed a lease in a building that is slated to undergo updates to house the facility.

Neither financial terms of the lease nor the building's address were not disclosed in the release.

Ovation has hired touring blues musician  and vintage instrument collector/trader Elijah Ellis to manage the location.  The company initially plans to build location territories focused on the South Florida and Nashville markets.

"This is the first step in establishing the Ovation footprint in the Nashville market,” Keith De Tone, Ovation CEO and chairman, said in the release. “We cannot be more excited about Ovation being part of the Nashville music scene and a music educator in this market."

De Tone said Ovation has a “personal and educational relationship” with Berry Hill-based The Blackbird Academy Professional School of Audio, a factor in the company wanting a Nashville-area presence.

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CBRE brokers $6.26M sale of Gallatin retail center

The Nashville office of CBRE has announced the $6.26 million sale of Gallatin-based The Shops of Village Green.

Jim Morris (pictured), senior vice president with CBRE’s investment properties retail group, arranged the sale on behalf of The Capital Corp., a Nashville-based investment and development company, according to a release.

The buyer was an unidentified New York-based investment group. Bill McKnight and K.O. Kennedy of CBRE’s debt and structured finance group handled financing for the new owners.

The 40,000-square-foot shopping center is located at 114 Belvedere Drive next to a Wal-Mart Supercenter.

“This transaction is yet another example of national investors pursuing opportunities in middle Tennessee due to the healthy market and future growth projections,” Morris said in the release. “The greater Nashville area’s strong fundamentals and growth prospects make it appealing to investors across all property types, including retail.”

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American Colors to invest $3.7M in Gallatin facility

American Colors Inc. will will invest $3.7 million to build a 30,000-square-foot manufacturing and research facility in the Gallatin Industrial Center to support growth at the company’s existing Lebanon location, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today.

In the process, American Colors will create 31 jobs in Sumner County. The company expects the new facility to be fully operational by the first quarter of 2015. The Gallatin facility will produce products for the composites, coatings, plastics and agricultural industries and will include a research lab housing chemists and technicians. American Colors is a manufacturer of liquid pigment systems and intermediates.

“Incumbent industry expansions are an essential element to help spur job creation in our state, and with nearly 45,000 Tennesseans employed within the chemicals and plastics sector, I am pleased to see American Colors add to that number,” ECD Commissioner Bill Hagerty said in a release. “I appreciate the company’s continued confidence in our state’s qualified workforce and for choosing to further invest in Tennessee.”

James Oram Wible, American Colors president and CEO, said the company's increased business and additional opportunities have required an increased production capacity in Tennessee.

“We look forward to creating a state-of-the-art facility in order to continue to provide superior colorants and dispersions to the composites and coatings industries,” Wible said.

In addition to its Tennessee facilities, American Colors has manufacturing locations in Sandusky, Ohio, and Shanghai, China.

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