Berger Building set for upgrades

The Berger Building — one of the few remaining pre-World War II-built structures located on the western fringe of Nashville’s central business district — is slated for interior and roof updates.

Wellspring Builders Inc. will handle the work, with the permit valued at $472,311.

The Berger Building, which sits in the block within which a federal courthouse has long been planned, is located at 164 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. 


Sep 9, 2014 6:45 AM

Kentucky group plans boutique hotel at prime downtown spot

A Kentucky investment group has paid almost $6 million two properties near the corner of Broadway and Third Avenue, where it plans to open a boutique hotel and restaurant complex. The site is in the footprint of where developers had once planned to build a Westin hotel and wraps around the Trail West building. Getahn Ward has more here.

The hotel Barkley Lake Inn plans will occupy the upper floors of both buildings with an entrance on Third Avenue South. An upscale restaurant with indoor and outdoor space is planned for the rooftop of the building at 215 Broadway.

Sep 5, 2014 6:58 AM

UBS Tower in running for hundreds of state, Serta jobs

Florida real estate firm Rubicon Equities looks to be on the verge of hitting a big-money triple a year after its purchase of downtown UBS Tower. Adam Sichko at the Nashville Business Journal reported Monday afternoon that two state departments with about 430 employees are close to sealing a move to the Deaderick Street tower, with a move-in date slated for next spring. Separately, Getahn Ward at The Tennessean writes that executives at mattress giant Serta are negotiating a lease with Rubicon that would bring 100 workers to the 29-story building and that an Australian financial services company is looking at a big chunk of space there.

Aug 12, 2014 6:54 AM

Details emerge regarding planned Printers Alley hotel project

Catbird Seat parent company to be involved in effort
Aug 1, 2014 4:18 PM

505 CST skyscraper would offer apartments, condos

Giarratana Development is targeting a combination of apartments and condominiums for its planned 505 CST skyscraper slated to rise at the southwest corner of the central business district’s Fifth Avenue and Church Street intersection.

Company President Tony Giarratana Monday night told attendees of an Urban Residents Association meeting he envisions 300 to 400 apartment units and 150 condo dwellings for the skyscraper, which, if built, would rise about 750 feet and be Nashville’s tallest building.

Giarratana Development officials could not be reached for comment.

Read more here.


Jul 23, 2014 7:05 AM

20|20 Research targets $1.9M investment with move to downtown

Service company expects to add 96 employees during next four years
Apr 8, 2014 11:23 AM

Booming logistics venture bringing 100+ jobs downtown

Cincinnati company to take up space on Lower Broad
Jan 15, 2014 11:31 AM

A first look at the plans for the convention center site

Team led by Cornerstone, Emery envisions $230M project featuring office tower
Dec 4, 2013 5:01 PM

Firms looking to reinvent convention center offer varying backgrounds

Metro expected to announce winning bidder this week
Dec 3, 2013 7:00 AM

Texas group pulls out of United Methodist site purchase

The Texas investment group that this summer signed a letter of intent to buy the plum United Methodist Publishing House site across from the Music City Center has let that agreement expire. A Terra Verde Group official tells Getahn Ward the project would have to deal with interest-rate risk that was too high.

Nov 26, 2013 6:58 AM