Executives at Back Yard Burgers will soon open their first non-traditional location in downtown's AT&T Building, where they are taking the food court spot previously held by Chick-Fil-A. (More on that here.) They'll follow that up on Nov. 3 with the opening of a store in the Memphis International Airport's FedEx hub, the largest air cargo operation in the world.
Downtown-based Back Yard runs more than 60 restaurants around the region.
Nashville-based Giarratana Nashville LLC is targeting a mid-November groundbreaking for its 505 — a 543-foot tall skyscraper expected to dramatically alter the city’s skyline.
Tony Giarratana told the Post Tuesday afternoon that site preparation — including rock excavation, elevator and sump pits, and a crane pad — is nearly complete at the Church Street construction site (at which the Metro Development and Housing Agency is undertaking a combination retail and parking garage structure that will sit adjacent to 505). He added that the timetable for full-scale construction to start is on track.
To carry a price tag of approximately $155 million, 505 will offer 550 apartments. One-third of the units, spanning the building's top 16 floors, eventually might be sold as condos.
Giarratana is teaming with Chicago-based real estate company Jones Lang LaSalle on the project.
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The local office of international supply chain company XPO Logistics is eyeing a small office space in downtown's Bank of America Plaza office tower.
According to a Metro Codes Department document, the company is having rehabbed about 3,800 square feet of space on the building’s 10th floor. Nashville-based Commercial Industrial Construction is handling the work, with the permit valued at $85,000.
Bank of America Plaza has an address of 414 Union St.
The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry will next month move into its new headquarters in the Bank of America Plaza. The organization, along with the affiliated Tennessee Manufacturers Association, will relocate from the Renaissance Tower to make its new home in suite 107 of the Union Street building. Along with the move comes a new logo (pictured here) designed by DVL Seigenthaler.