Several development plans are floating around for the Greyhound bus terminal along Charlotte Avenue, an area that many speculate may be downtown’s latest burst of commercial development.
The area, which is currently home to a temporary bus station, has been considered for several big retail stores or grocery stores. The property was also one of three possible locations for a new Nashville Sound’s stadium.
Ikea, Target and Publix are all big names being considered for the area, all of which are sought out in the Nashville area. While Nashville is home to several Target and Publix stores, the closest Ikea to the Middle Tennessee area is 250 miles south in Atlanta.
Despite a Facebook campaign created to bring Ikea to the Bellevue area with over 8,000 supporters, many business heads in the area question how successful the Swedish home furnishing store would be in the Nashville area.
The site is being redeveloped by Haynes and Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. as a part to urbanize 30 acres of land they own which is located just north of Charlotte Ave.
An announcement about the Greyhound site should be made within the year.