Juice Bar to take Gemantown space

Germantown's historic former Peafowl Theater building has landed its fourth and final food-and-beverage tenant, as Juice Bar will join previously announced restaurants Cochon Butcher, Octane Coffee and Little Donkey, according to eater.com. The building will be called Germantown Market, with local restaurant group Fresh Hospitality owning Juice Bar. The eatery openings are targeted for spring 2015. Read more here.

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After having secured a restaurant operator as the first tenant for the industrial building that is part of its The Flats at Taylor Place development underway in Germantown, SWH Residential Partners will now turn its attention to finding additional tenants for the space.   

“We are not looking at this time for additional food and beverage industry tenants,” said John Tirrill, managing partner of Atlanta-based SWH. “I’d like to find [soft goods] retailers or craft manufacturers. Office is also an option.

“We would like between two to four more [commercial] tenants,” he added.

Earlier this week, and as first reported by the Nashville Business Journal, Chattanooga-based chef and restaurateur Daniel Lindley announced he will open a restaurant on the site, specifically in the 1953-completed 16,000-square-foot masonry building called The Warehouse at Taylor Place (seen below in top image).

The structure is located on the northwest corner of the T-intersection of Taylor Street and Fifth Avenue North. Nashville-based architect Smith Gee Studio is handling design work to update the building (read more here).

A James Beard nominee, Lindley will lease about 7,240 square feet inside the industrial building and about a 2,500 square feet of patio space to be located between the warehouse and The Flats at Taylor Place (seen in image below), which will welcome its first tenants in mid-August. He is calling the restaurant 5th and Taylor.

Chad Grout, founder of Nashville-based Urban Grout Commercial Real Estate, was the listing agent for the space and represented SWH. Land Deleot, also Nashville based and a principal with Equitable Property Group, represented Lindley.

Financial terms of the lease are not being disclosed.

Lindley, who owns Alleia on Main Street in Chattanooga’s fast-changing Southside district, recently opened The Grocery Bar, also in Southside. He once had financial interest in St. John's and Meeting Place, both located in Chattanooga.   
“Daniel is certainly one of the top chefs in the state and he is very hands-on and passionate,” Tirrill said. “He is developing not only a regional but a national reputation.”

Lindley is expected to open his Germantown restaurant by October.



Jul 24, 2014 6:40 AM

Germantown's Wasco to move as development looms

Longstanding commercial masonry company Wasco is moving its Germantown equipment operations to North Davidson County.

The move is being done, in part, to accommodate a residential project (read more here) Phoenix-based developer Alliance Residential Co. plans for the site, located at 1138 Second Ave. N.

William A. Sneed, Jr., Wasco president and CEO, said the company will maintain a headquarters office in a nearby Germantown office building. The new equipment operations address is 1031 Whites Creek Pike.

“We hope to have the move done before the sale closes [in September],” said Sneed (pictured), who added the company has projected it will remove upwards of 200 truckloads of items during the effort. Some of the material will be recycled or disposed of.

Wasco was founded in 1966 and has operated from Germantown since the early 1980s.

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Germantown to get New Orleans-based Cochon Butcher

New Orleans-based Cochon Butcher — a highly praised sandwich and butcher shop overseen by James Beard Award-winning chef Donald Link — is targeting a spring 2015 opening in Germantown, The Times-Picayune reports.

Locally, Nashville Business Journal first reported the story today (read here), noting The Times-Picayune reports that a partnership between Link Restaurant Group (for which Link serves as CEO) and Nashville-based Fresh Hospitality Group will own the Nashville Cochon Butcher. Of note, Fresh Hospitality is involved in the rehabbing of the former Peafowl Theater building, located in the heart of Germantown at the southeast corner of the Fourth Avenue and Madison Street intersection.

Read more here about Link (pictured), who serves as LRG CEO and who won the James Beard award in 2007 in the Best Chef South category.

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Work starts on Germantown's Butchertown Hall

On-site work has begun on Butchertown Hall, the German-inspired beer garden to be located in Germantown.

Powell Construction Studio will handle general contracting efforts via a $725,000 permit. The work will include renovations to an existing building and the construction of an addition.

Butchertown Hall (the name is derived from Germantown’s history as a district with many butcher shops) will be located at 1416 Fourth Ave. N. near Morgan Park and east of Lofts. It is a joint venture between local bar owner Terry Raley (Holland House and The Pharmacy), who created Amaranth Hospitality Group for the effort, and Woodland Street Partners.


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