Five Below, which sells clothing, beauty products and accessories to teens and pre-teens, is preparing to open the doors to its first three locations in Middle Tennessee. The new stores are located at the Nashville West Shopping Center on Charlotte Pike, the Cool Springs Pointe development just north of CoolSprings Galleria and the Towne Center in Murfreesboro. Two more stores are on the way, officials say.
Craighead Development is slated to break ground within 60 days on what will be the single-largest infill project in West Nashville’s The Nations neighborhood since the city’s post-2000 building boom.
And in one of the more unusual moves in recent local development history, the company is soliciting names for the 98-townhouse project.
Specifically, Craighead officials say they will offer $500 to the person who chooses a name the company deems is best suited for the development, which will be located along the west side of 57th Avenue North between California Avenue on the north and Louisiana Avenue on the south. The base price of units will be $179,900.
Those interested in the contest can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a recommended project name and contact information. The winner will be notified by March 21.
A long-empty site at the northeast corner of 46th and Charlotte avenues in Sylvan Park is slated for a development that holds strong potential, according to the Metro councilman in whose district the property sits.
Jason Holleman, who represents the council’s District 24, said he has seen concept drawings as prepared by Nashville-based Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Inc.
Holleman told the Post he is “pretty excited” about the proposed project, which he described in an email as "urban" and "pedestrian friendly," with structured parking.
“I think it's just what Charlotte needs to keep the momentum going,” Holleman said.
A partnership that includes local real estate investor Nick Spiva owns the property, on which most recently sat a masonry religious building that housed the Charlotte Avenue Church of Christ. Called 4508 Charlotte Pike Partners, the entity last year paid $1.8 million for the roughly 1.72-acre site.
The Tennessean first reported that 4508 Charlotte Pike Partners wants to redevelop the site.
Spiva did not returns phone calls seeking comment.
The site is seen in the upper right quadrant of the below photo courtesy of Google Maps.
The hot chicken purveyors at Hattie B's are preparing to take over the space at 5209 Charlotte Pike from Nuvo Burrito owners Sean Perry and Tom Justice. It will be the concept's second spot. Perry and Justice, meanwhile, also will close the doors to their original spot in East Nashville later this month so that they can focus more on SoBro. Dana Kopp Franklin has the details here.
The cover story of this week's City Paper comes from our own J.R. Lind, who took to the sidewalks of Charlotte Avenue to gauge just how the important thoroughfare is being transformed bit by bit, often by local entrepreneurs very careful about "providing the amenities that the new crowd wants and balancing the desires of the longtime residents."
It won't be the first mixed-use revamping of an existing industrial structure in Nashville — Edgehill Village and Marathon Village are the city's two most prominent examples — but money flowing to Charlotte for these types of projects is still rare. Commercial real estate developers are equal parts speculative and risk-averse; if Holladay can make it work at 22nd, someone else will take a chance farther west — but Arender said don't expect a wholesale change.
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