August opening targeted for Germantown eatery project

Nashville-based Fresh Hospitality is targeting an August completion for its adaptive reuse project involving Germantown’s historic Peafowl Theatre Building.

The structure will house three eateries — Cochon Butcher, Octane Coffee and Juice Bar and Little Donkey — and the company’s offices and be called Germantown Market.

Matt Bodnar, Fresh Hospitality partner, said work is now underway to overhaul the interior. The company recently landed a permit, valued at $1.7 million, for the effort.

Brentwood-based Biscan Construction is serving as general contractor, with Nashville-based Gobbell Hays Partners enlisted to provide design work.

The building is located at the southeast corner of the Fourth Avenue North and Madison Street intersection. 

“We’re very excited to be getting started on the project and can’t wait to get Germantown Market open,” Bodnar (pictured) said.

Read more here about the project and see the property here courtesy of Google Maps.

(Image courtesy of Fresh Hospitality and Gobbell Hays Partners)

Mar 17, 2015 2:20 PM

Commentary: Mainland makes wise choice with MZA

Last week’s announcement that The Mainland Companies has an agreement to buy the historic Germantown building home to Centerstone is noteworthy for many reasons, including the fact the Nashville-based company has multiple urban sites under contract and is primed to put its infill development stamp on the city.

Perhaps lost in the news (read more here) is Mainland’s enlisting Manuel Zeitlin Architects for what will be an adaptive reuse of the handsome masonry building, located at 1101 Sixth Ave. N. (See the site here in an image courtesy of Google Maps.)

Playing things discretely given it has yet to acquire the property, Mainland is not saying if the Wedgewood-Houston-based MZA will simply reinvent the vintage masonry structure’s interior or both handle that and the design of an addition (which likely would be very small given limited space considerations).

Regardless, the design firm is more than capable of giving new life to what many still call the Elliott School Building. Fine examples of MZA’s adaptive reuse work can be seen with SoBro’s Ragland Building and INK Building, additions to the University School of Nashville, and Gulch stalwarts BOHAN Building and Mercury View Lofts.

True, there are many local architecture companies that can take an existing historic structure and, whether designing an addition or not, provide a contemporary update while respecting its historic form. However, few if any do so with the same flare and distinctiveness as MZA.

Firm founder Manuel Zeitlin (pictured) declined to comment on the Germantown building project specifically. But when asked his approach to such efforts in general, he offered the following:

“In a lot of the adaptive reuse projects we’ve done, we try to get back to the heart of what a building originally was and then infuse new vitality with the creative use of space that might enable users to experience older buildings in new and exciting ways.”



Mar 9, 2015 6:45 AM

Demo underway at Germantown site slated for apartment project

Demolition is underway at the Germantown site on which Charlotte-based Proffitt Dixon Partners will develop its Fountains at Germantown apartment building.

Stuart Proffitt, company co-managing principal, said the demo of the buildings last home to R.D. Herbert & Sons and the waste removal process at the 2.4-acre site will take about four weeks, shortly after which point a groundbreaking should occur.

The project will be the first in Nashville for Proffitt Dixon, which paid $4.5 million for the property at 1407 Third Ave. N. Fountains at Germantown will include 249 units.

The Brentwood office of Birmingham, Alabama-based Doster Construction is serving as general contractor, with Synovus having provided the construction loan. Nashville-based Smith Gee Studio is the architect.

“We’re excited to be underway,” Proffitt said.

Read more about the project and see an additional image here.

(Image courtesy of PDP and Smith Gee Studio)


Mar 6, 2015 8:30 AM

Developer seeks to buy historic Germantown building home to Centerstone

Mainland to look at 'creative possibilities' for masonry structure
Mar 3, 2015 8:37 PM

Permit issued related to Germantown project

Charlotte-based developer Proffitt Dixon Partners has landed a permit related to the demolition of existing buildings on the North Nashville site on which is plans an apartment building to be called Fountains at Germantown.

Herbert & Sons Roofing and Sheet Metal Co. most recently operated from the site and recently sold to Proffitt Dixon. The latter paid $4.5 million for the 2.4-acre property, which is located at 1407 Third Ave. N. 

Environmental Abatement Inc. will handle the work, with the permit valued at $84,000.

Read more about the project here.

Feb 24, 2015 6:45 AM

Mid-summer groundbreaking targeted for Germantown apartment building

Kansas City-based developer planning to release image in May
Feb 6, 2015 7:00 AM

Germantown project lands multiple permits

Phoenix-based Alliance Residential Co. has landed 18 permits for its six-story Broadstone Germantown building under construction within the fast-changing North Nashville district, according to Metro Codes Department documents.

Alliance Multifamily Builders LLC is handling general contractor duties. The site is located at 1100 Third Ave. N.

Read more about the project (for which a rendering has yet to be released) here.




Feb 3, 2015 7:15 AM

Late-April opening eyed for Germantown burger and beer joint

The team behind the Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint planned for Germantown are targeting an end-of-April opening.

Ian Revereza, who is serving as managing partner for the new business, said full-scale rehab work recently began on the building (see here in an image courtesy of Google Maps). The building is located near the southwest corner of teh intersection of Third Avenue North and Madison Street.

Freeman Applegate Partners (Bob Freeman) is the general contractor for the project, a price tag for which the Virginia-based Jack Brown's is not disclosing.

“We’re very excited to start on-site construction work and to be part of Germantown," Revereza said. "We look forward to opening in early spring."

Relatedly, Patty Chambers, affiliate broker with Nashville-based Stevens Group Commercial Real Estate, is the leasing agent and property manager for the property and last week finalized the last retail leases for The Square at Fourth and Madison (read more here).  

Feb 2, 2015 8:30 AM

March groundbreaking eyed for Germantown apartment building

Proffitt Dixon Partners pays $4.5M for Herbert site
Jan 30, 2015 3:16 PM

Ohio developer seeks specific plan zoning for Germantown project

Lifestyle Communities will need council approval
Jan 30, 2015 1:39 PM