Just 10 years ago, Nashville’s The Gulch neighborhood was an industrial area, home to empty warehouses and dusty railroad tracks. Today, the neighborhood is characterized as an urban, hip and trendy area where many young professionals and students call home, as well as countless local restaurants, shops, bars and more.
Planning to open doors in The Gulch in the coming months is Subway restaurant (next to Barry’s Bootcamp), Kocktails & Kouture, a locally owned restaurant and boutique, Accessoreyes, an optical company, and E Allen Boutique.
Local coffee house and roasting company Bongo Java also has plans to open another location on 9th Avenue South sometime in the near future and there remain plans for a small, boutique hotel to open next to Station Inn. (For more information about the boutique hotel, read a past blog about it here.) And happy news for those who were saddened by the closing of Rumours Wine Bar in the 12South neighborhood, which closed as part of a buy-out to make room for a condo development in that neighborhood. The new location will be opening in the Icon condo tower sometime next year.
With all of the new restaurants, shops and more opening up, Velocity’s 21,000 square feet of retail space is fully leased. About 1,000 square feet of space still remain in the Icon condo tower, and there is more planned commercial space as the Pine Street Flats apartments are scheduled to reach completion in 2013.
With the opening of many doors, there are also a few that have closed doors in the past year or so. Sweet Cece’s location in The Gulch closed its doors as well as The Wine Bar.