Matt Rogers reports that Bartaco, a casual street food concept from a restaurant group out of Connecticut, has committed to leasing space in the 12 South Center under construction at the corner of 12th and Montrose avenues. Local developer Paul McRedmond early this year broke ground on the three-story 12 South Center.
Hero, an upscale clothing boutique created by local stylist Claudia Robertson Fowler, has opened in 12South.
Stylized as HERO, the shop follows Haven (stylized as HAVEN), Fowler’s Franklin-based boutique that opened in 2006. Hero is located in mixed-use building 12 South Flats.
“My husband and I were having dinner at Urban Grub and were blown away by what's happening,” Fowler said of a November 2013 visit to the bustling district that spurred her desire to open a shop in Nashville. “There was such a great vibe and the energy and crowd were so different from my comfort zone of downtown Franklin. I called about spaces available in 12 South Flats the next day and a few weeks later, I had a signed lease.”
Fowler is known in some circles for her 25-year career as a stylist to country music entertainers including Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood and Martina McBride.
For Germantown, the projects keep coming. And then some.
The Tennessean reported Wednesday that Phoenix-based Alliance Residential Co. plans to buy 2.6 acres in the fast-changing district and develop a five-story, 275-unit apartment building with a restaurant space at street level.
Alliance hopes to break ground this fall on what will be called Broadstone Germantown, which will be bordered by Madison Street on the north, Second Avenue on the east, Jefferson Street on the south and Third Avenue on the west. A construction completion is eyed for 2016, the morning daily reports.
With Broadstone Germantown, the fire-hot north side district now has nine multi-residential-unit buildings (most large-scale and some with retail to be included) proposed and three under construction. In addition, three adaptive reuse projects are planned. And another major project that has yet to be reported (details forthcoming) almost certainly will materialize.
Given the Germantown confines span a mere approximately 30 square blocks, the 16-project number is unmatched by any other mixed-use district not located within downtown Nashville’s borders. In fact, the city’s three other most prominent non-downtown mixed-used districts — 12South, Five Points and Hillsboro Village — might not boast (depending upon how you define their geographic borders) as impressive a collective combination of projects as does Germantown.
More noteworthy, and notwithstanding comparing the size and scope of projects, Germantown is giving bustling downtown nodes SoBro and the Gulch some stiff competition.
Lastly, if you include (and we will do so with this blog post) the adjacent Sulphur Dell — with First Tennessee Park underway and the start of no fewer than four major buildings looming — the single-family home construction in nearby Salemtown and Lincoln Property Co.’s 909 Flats now underway on Rosa Parks Boulevard in Hope Gardens, the general Germantown area assumes an even more impressive buzz.
Nashville is hot in general. And Germantown might be redefining that heat.
Edley's Bar-B-Que is expanding its 12South space, with the popular eatery renovating an adjacent structure.
Tori Filmore, an Edley’s co-manager, said work is fully underway with a completion targeted for late April.
“[The new space] will accommodate a larger bar and drink station and more seating,” Filmore said.
Trendmark Construction LLC has the permit, which is valued at $102,396.
The restaurant is located at 2706 12th Ave. S. There is also an Edley's on Main Street in East Nashville.
Local developer Paul McRedmond has secured a permit for construction of a three-story mixed-use building now underway 12South.
The permit is valued at $2.12 million.
McRedmond’s lot is located at 2516 12th Ave. S. Nashville-based Sharon Pigott Architect has designed the building, with Hannah Constructors, also Nashville based, serving as the general contractor for the project.
The building, called 12 South Center, will offer retail spaces on the first floor and, according to the permit, 14 apartments. McRedmond purchased the lot for $68,000 in 1996. Most recently, the site was home to a lawn and garden business.
Nashville-based Pencil and Paper Development has placed on long-term hold the redevelopment of a key 12South site and will, instead, lease the parcel’s existing building to a local independent retailer.
Benjamin Sohr, who co-owns Pencil and Paper with wife Genifer, said the plan is to have home furnishings and accessories business White’s Mercantile lease the building for two years. Rehab work is being done with a pre-holiday opening tentatively slated.
“I will still redevelop the property for multi-use but elected to push the project down the road a couple years,” Sohr said.
Originally, Pencil and Paper planned a four-story building for the northeast corner of the Kirkwood and 12th avenues intersection. To have overlooked Sevier Park, the building was to have featured up to four retail spaces on the first floor, office space on the second and eight rental apartments on the third and fourth. A surface parking lot was slated to be located behind the building.
Read more here about the project as originally planned.