Chicago-style deep dish pizza is coming to Germatown, with the corner retail spot of Fourth Avenue and Monroe Street slated to be home to 312 Pizza Company. The eatery also will serve up a range of salads, sandwiches and pasta but will its pies rival those of Carmen's and Nancy's? We'll soon see.
Staci Bockman says she and her business partners are all originally from Chicago and decided there was a niche in Nashville that needed to be filled. "We want to integrate Chicago food with everything that's going on in Nashville," she explains.
Bockman adds that in addition to the famous deep-dish, 312 Pizza will serve her hometown's second-best-known pizza: Chicago-style thin-crust. (Nothing like the yeasty crust of a New York pie, Chicago thin crust is very crispy, almost cracker-like, and the slices are squared off, not wedge-shaped.)
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The long-awaited The Square at Fourth and Madison project in Germantown is about 45 days from completion, with the building having secured its first retail tenant.
Located at 1200 Fourth Ave. N., the contemporary building will feature office, retail and residential spaces. The developer is 4th and Madison LLC, created by Kat and Michael Roos. The latter is a starting offensive lineman with the Tennessee Titans.
Patty Chambers, a Stevens Group Commercial Real Estate agent who will serve as leasing agent and property manager for the building, said the building’s retail space will be delivered in white box (also called vanilla box) form with concrete flooring.
The owners of a sports bar have signed a lease and will likely be the building’s first tenant. Chambers declined to disclose the identity.
“We would gladly welcome a wine and liquor store,” Chambers said. “I have some leads but not signed leases. And we would welcome a craft beer place.”
The project was announced in late 2009 and the site, at times, has seen significant periods of inactivity.
“The goal has to been to do it right,” Chambers said. “I really like the space we are about to deliver.”
SWH Residential Partners LLC is making strong progress on The Flats at Werthan Mills in Germantown (read more here). Below is an image of the project's site plan. Note the multiple courtyards.
The Flats at Werthan Mills will contain 282 apartment units and is expected to cost $40 million. SWH officials launched the project on the east side of the historic Werthan complex last year.
Rolf and Daughters, the popular restaurant located in the redeveloped Werthan Mills factory in Germantown, has earned a place on Bon Appétit's "50 Best New Restaurant's in America" list. Dana Kopp Franklin and the Nashville Scene have more here.
SWH Residential Partners could be close to announcing the retailer for its The Flats at Werthan Mills project now fully underway in Germantown.
John Tirrill, managing partner of the Atlanta-based company, said SWH has enlisted Nashville-based Urban Grout Commercial Real Estate to find a retailer, likely a restaurant/bar or cafe, for the site’s warehouse space. The vintage masonry building anchors the northwest corner of the T-intersection of Taylor Street and Fifth Avenue North. The building (seen below in an image courtesy of Google Maps) fronts Fifth across from Morgan Park Place.
"We’re woking on leasing the building at Fifth and Taylor," he said, noting Urban Grout is talking to prospective tenants but declining to offer details. "We’re making progress, and I would hope we would make announcement by the end of the year.
The Flats at Werthan Mills will feature 282 apartments and carry a price tag of approximately $40 million. The development will serve as an anchor, of sorts, in the part of Germantown that transitions to Salemtown to the north.
Franklin-based developer Jim Creason is close to breaking ground on his high-end residential project Luxus Germantown, as a construction trailer and site fencing are in place on the site. In addition, Creason told the Post Monday he will move reservations to contracts by month's end and is considering multiple financing offers.
Luxus Germantown, “luxus” is German for “luxury”, will be an eight-unit "European-infused" row home development will anchor the southeast corner of Fifth Avenue North (one block north of Germantown Café) and Monroe Street.
Creason, who undertakes his infill projects as president of Trust Development, is known for incorporating major traditional exterior designs with his residential buildings. Examples include Fifth & Garfield, which is nearing completion, and The Clayton, on Sixth Avenue North. Both those projects are located in Salemtown.
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The Urban Land Institute's Nashville chapter on Thursday evening recognized five local projects with its annual Excellence in Development Awards at a gathering in the Music City Center. The winners are the Cumberland Park/Bridge Building, the Ragland Building now home to Asurion offices, the Ryman Lofts on Rolling Mill Hill, the Trolley Barns redevelopment and the Werthan Lofts project in Germantown. They're pictured in that order below. Full info on the buildings is available here.
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