Arizona-based Sprouts Fresh Market will early next year open a store in the Maples Shopping Center on Highway 96/Murfreesboro Road in Franklin. The lease for space formerly occupied by Stein Mart fills one of the last Maples gaps for owner Brookside Properties, which bought the center in the middle of last year and has since been investing heavily in renovations. Sprouts, which was founded in 2002, runs more than 200 stores in 13 states. Its Franklin outpost will employ about 100 people.
From Metro Codes comes word that Henson Construction has been granted a permit to build an Outback Steakhouse at 6840 Charlotte Pike, just west of the Nashville West shopping center. There is no dollar value yet attached to the project, which is set to also become home to other restaurants.
Buckingham Cos.' efforts to build a tall residential tower at a prime spot in The Gulch were met with opposition from residents of the nearby Terrazzo development. A number of those people have now hired noted local real estate attorney Tom White. But that, writes Adam Sichko at the Business Journal, doesn't mean a big fight is brewing. Said White to the NBJ:
"I feel very strongly that the best advice I can give is to see if we can get some common ground," White added. "We don't intend to roll over on every request Buckingham wants. But when someone can do something as a matter of right, you want to be very careful you don't come out and oppose something that might be a more creative and better solution."
Over at The Tennessean, Getahn Ward reports that global developer and property manager Lendlease is in talks to move its offices from Midtown's Palmer Plaza to the 1201 Demonbreun building rising in The Gulch. Lendlease officials are in the market for at least a floor of the building, where the typical floorplate will be 26,000 square feet.
And lastly, the North Carolina owners of Tupelo Honey Cafe have picked Oct. 19 to open their Cool Springs restaurant in Boyle's Meridian development adjacent to Interstate 65. Tupelo Honey is setting up shop in the almost-7,300-square-foot former Bosco's space and will be able to seat 172 people inside and another 50 on a patio. The kitchen will serve up scratch-made Southern food as well as soups, salads and sandwiches. Initially, its hours will be for dinner only, with lunch starting on Nov. 2. Check out more info here.
Two months after Metro officials ordered the redevelopers of a Sylvan Park building to stop work because they were not conforming to previously approved plans, the restaurant team led by Etch chef Deb Paquette is looking for another spot — and in another neighborhood — to bring to life its vision. Dana Kopp Franklin has many more details at our sister blog, Bites.
Below is a rendering of what Priam Ventures had hoped to bring to market at 46th and Utah avenues. Here's our previous coverage of the stalled project.
Sweet news from Matt Rogers at Eater Nashville: Locally owned startup bakery Five Daughters is adding a retail presence not just at its production center in The Factory at Franklin but also in 12South space that had housed the Corrieri's cheese shop. Look for openings later this fall.
Meek says that right now about 80 percent of their current demand is for doughnuts, including '100 Layer,' stuffed and 'paleo crushers.' But they also offer options such as kouign amaan (a crispy, caramelized croissant), cupcakes, custom cakes, biscuits, cinammon rolls and more, utilizing primarily local and organic ingredients.
Matt Rogers at Eater Nashville has some good details about the progress being made on Bar Luca just off Gallatin Road in East Nashville, near Barista Parlor. The wine bar and restaurant will be able to house about 50 guests and is scheduled to open its doors in November.
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