Donelson Business News – July 2017
Donelson Corner is in the process of receiving an upgrade and facelift and will encourage great new tenants at the shopping center as well. I’m thankful to HJL Properties, run by the Eakes family, for making this investment. Below is a rendering of what the completed project will look like.
Two buildings at the corner of Graylynn Drive and Lebanon Pike have received a nice upgrade and renovation. Deli Dogs & Sweet Treats at 104 Graylynn Drive serves delicious hot dogs, smoked sausage, grilled cheese and other favorites in addition to delicious desserts. Right in front of the restaurant is the former Jackie’s Barber Shop that was painted to match the building behind it and is now Monty’s Barber Shop. Both of these businesses will be having a Grand Opening for the community on Saturday, July 22nd, so please spread the word and come on out.
Music Valley has a new restaurant to try out and this one supports Veteran’s unemployment issue as well. Semper Sliders offers a variety of sliders including beef, chicken, pork and Portobello. They are located just under the Music Valley Village sign at the entrance. You can’t miss the green trailer. Below is a flyer with employment and more information about this new business and a check out this story from News Channel 5 here.
The proposed multi-family development across the street from Donelson Station was approved by the Planning Commission on June 22. You can read the action agenda from the Commission here. It will next be at the full Council for Public Hearing on Tuesday, August 1st. Keep tabs with the Metro Council Agenda page.
The Kmart-anchored shopping center on Donelson Pike was sold recently for $5.8 million. There are no current plans for any changes to occur with shopping center and Kmart is not closing. Check out an article from The Tennessean here with more information.
Congratulations to The Nashville Palace on their 40th Anniversary. Big thanks to John A. Hobbs for creating and supporting this now legendary music venue in Nashville and his grandson, Barrett Hobbs, for continuing on making it a place to showcase great talent, both up and coming and well-known. I’m honored to present them a proclamation recognizing this mile stone later this year. Check out an article from The Tennessean about this story here.
A number of folks have asked me what the parking lot at 1809 Lebanon Pike is going in across from the Clovernook neighborhood. Ultimately, it is affiliated with the Mercedes Benz dealership being constructed at the I-40 / Briley Parkway interchange. It will be an auxiliary lot for their operations.
Several have noticed some infrastructure pieces being brought in to the site that is being raised up near Mill Creek and next do Donelson Hills. This development proposal passed in 2011 and they will only develop ten of the forty acres. The ten acres will include 18,000 square feet of retail at the front and about fifty small homes behind it. They’ve been building up the ten acres to be developed over the past several years to be at grade with Lebanon Pike. The other thirty acres will be arbors, trails and wetlands and could connect to future parts of the Greenway system. The development team recently secured a deal with Goodall Homes, a reputable Middle Tennessee builder, so hopefully the rate of progress on this site will continue to increase as we’ve seen over the past month or so.