Want to live above Publix with views of the Capitol? Take a tour of this downtown development

Nashville Business Journal

Everything about the new apartments within the $750 million Capitol View development in downtown Nashville attests to the arms race that has consumed developers as they jockey for renters.

You’ll find, in no particular order: a wine cellar, poker room, songwriters’ room, golf simulator, yoga studio, a “zen courtyard,” a turf volleyball court and a saltwater swimming pool. There will be CrossFit equipment, Peloton exercise bikes and a resistance pool (basically, a treadmill for swimming). Oh, and don’t forget the forthcoming Publix in the ground floor of the building, plus restaurants such as noted Memphis chain Central BBQ.

The apartments are the latest piece to debut in the Capitol View development, which also includes a 17-story office building for subsidiaries of HCA Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: HCA) and the headquarters of LifeWay Christian Resources. Nashville tech company HealthStream Inc. (Nasdaq: HSTM) is moving its headquarters into a neighboring office building that is part of the project.

Charlotte-based developer Northwood Ravin created the apartments in partnership with Boyle Investment Co. Boyle is overseeing the entire Capitol View project alongside financial backer Northwestern Mutual Real Estate.

At a time when the supply of urban apartments is still outpacing demand, it’s not surprising that new projects such as Capitol View are bursting with amenities — while also dangling incentives in front of prospective renters, such as a month or two of free rent.

Almost 100 of the 378 apartments are leased thus far. A couple relocating from Los Angeles was talking with a leasing agent when the Nashville Business Journal arrived for a recent afternoon tour of the complex.

“We’re heading up the leaderboard. I like our prospects,” said Jeff Furman, a vice president of development at Northwood Ravin. “When you look at the unit options and the amenities, I think we offer a pretty compelling package. We were obviously offering some initial incentives, but now they’re burning off.”

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Boyle Investment Sells Whole Foods-Anchored Retail Center in Metro Birmingham

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Boyle Investment Co.’s Midsouth Capital Fund has completed the sale of Whole Foods Market Plaza, a retail property situated on 18.9 acres at 3780 Riverchase Village in Hoover, a suburb of Birmingham. TH Real Estate, an affiliate of Nuveen, purchased the assets for an undisclosed price.

Originally developed in 1980 and renovated in 2016, the 175,673-square-foot property is occupied by Whole Foods Market, PetSmart, Best Buy, Bella’s Bridal and Formal and Newk’s Eatery. Jim Hamilton and Shea Patrick of HFF represented the seller in the deal.

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Want to live above Publix with views of the Capitol? Take a tour of this downtown development

November 12, 2018

Nashville Business Journal Everything about the new apartments within the $750 million Capitol View development in downtown Nashville attests to the arms race that has consumed developers as they jockey for renters. You’ll find, in no particular order: a wine cellar, poker room, songwriters’ room, golf simulator, yoga studio, a “zen courtyard,” a turf volleyball […]

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Cool Springs Hilton debuts as first full-service hotel built in the area in a decade

November 01, 2018

Business Williamson Franklin Mayor Ken Moore joined Hilton Franklin Cool Springs General Manager Gerald Loughran, members of the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce, local business owners, and Hilton and Chartwell Hospitality staff, for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new hotel on Thursday, November 1. The first full-service hotel built in the area in almost a decade, the […]

Cool Springs Hilton debuts as first full-service hotel built in the area in a decade

Business Williamson

Franklin Mayor Ken Moore joined Hilton Franklin Cool Springs General Manager Gerald Loughran, members of the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce, local business owners, and Hilton and Chartwell Hospitality staff, for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new hotel on Thursday, November 1.

The first full-service hotel built in the area in almost a decade, the Hilton has been open to guests for about a month.

However, the crowd at the ribbon cutting was as impressed with the show put on outside the hotel as its contemporary style and soothing interiors. The ribbon-cutting and tour for local business executives was scheduled just in time for Tennessee’s fall leaves to showcase the views from the Hilton’s expansive terraces and outdoor spaces, which includes the area’s only roof-level patio.

The 244-room hotel, at 601 Corporate Centre Drive in the Meridian Cool Springs development, is fresh competition to the nearby Marriott and Embassy Suites hotels, catering more to smaller events than its neighbors. Offering 6,236 square feet of flexible meeting space, the Hilton Franklin Cool Springs also offers an additional 3,000 square feet of outdoor terraces.

In contrast, the Marriott’s Cool Springs Conference Center, built in partnership with the city and Williamson County in 1999 and recently renovated, boasts 29,000 square feet, with 300 guest rooms. The Embassy Suites Nashville South-Cool Springs, also owned by Hilton, features 250 guest rooms and 16,000 square feet of event space, including a 10,000 square foot ballroom.

The new Hilton is equipped with six corner suites, some with private outdoor terraces, available on the executive level. A full-service restaurant with available private dining also caters to local businesses and their guests.

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Nashville Business Journal Everything about the new apartments within the $750 million Capitol View development in downtown Nashville attests to the arms race that has consumed developers as they jockey for renters. You’ll find, in no particular order: a wine cellar, poker room, songwriters’ room, golf simulator, yoga studio, a “zen courtyard,” a turf volleyball […]

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Clarksville bank to move office to North Gulch

Nashville Post

First Advantage will open retail branch, operations center in early 2019

First Advantage Bank will relocate its lone Davidson County branch to Capitol View from the West End corridor.

A February 2019 opening is eyed, with the bank to take space in the mixed-use building home to The Residences at Capitol View and to be home to a Publix. Earl Bradley, CEO of the Clarksville-based banking company, emailed the Post that the move to the North Gulch will allow First Advantage to be more attractive to potential hires and to offer customers and employees the convenience of indoor parking.

“We are excited to continue to be part of the Nashville community as our business grows,” Bradley said. “We will have a retail presence (about 1,300 square feet) on Charlotte Avenue to accommodate the growing demand of our deposit products as well as a 14,000-square-foot banking operations center that will include commercial lending, SBA lending, mortgage lending, treasury management, private banking and investments.”

Nashville-based ASD is handling the interior design work for the retail space, with Harvest Construction Co., also a local company, serving as general contractor. (The above photo shows the northwest corner of the building at 11th Avenue and Nelson Merry Street. First Advantage will operate its retail space near the southwest corner of the structure and fronting Charlotte.)

First Advantage, which is not disclosing the cost to make the move and to get operational in the North Gulch building, has operated since 2012 at One American Center on West End Avenue at 31st Avenue North. That has been the company’s only Davidson County location.

Boyle Nashville and Northwood Ravin are co-developing Capitol View.

“Nashville doesn’t have another downtown urban development like Capitol View, and we’re proud to have established financial institutions like First Advantage Bank open their doors in our district,” said Thomas McDaniel, of Boyle. “Our tenants are an important part of cultivating a truly integrated downtown community at Capitol View, and the addition of First Advantage Bank as both a corporate office and retail tenant will be a great asset to the area.”

The looming relocation from West End Avenue comes as SunTrust Bank plans to cease operations on the street.

On the banking and Capitol View themes, Pinnacle operates a branch within the 1110 Charlotte building home to HCA divisions Parallon and Sarah Cannon Research Institute and located across 11th from the future First Advantage space.

First Advantage Bank operates eight full-service banking centers in Clarksville, Nashville and Williamson County and a specialized lending office in Knoxville. The entity is a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly traded First Advantage Bancorp (Ticker: FABK).

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Berry Farms in Franklin welcomes new amenities for growing community

The Tennessean

Home buyers who are among the very first to live in a new neighborhood often purchase their home on the promise of things to come. Amenities such as clubhouses, pools and parks are typically not among the first things to be built in a new community, but are added when there are enough homeowners to enjoy them.

Boyle Investment Company, the developers of Berry Farms in Franklin, announced to its homeowners and commercial tenants this week the opening of multiple amenities that have been in the works for some time.

Adam Ballash, development manager for Boyle, said the Boyle team has been working for about a year to build new amenity packages including community garden beds, a playground, junior Olympic-size swimming pool and a party barn.

“When we first opened up the residential sections at Berry Farms in 2009, we completed a small pool called The Plunge, but we had always planned on having a second pool,” Ballash said. “The subdivision has passed the capacity for that first pool, so we are finishing up the second one now.”

He said the new pool is a junior Olympic length that has been set up to have the ability to host a swim team and other community events for the residents.

Also opening this fall is a new playground beside the pool with swings and slides delivered in a clever way that pays homage to the feel of the Berry Farms community with one of the towers designed to look like the old grain silos that are located around the grounds.

“Behind the pool, we have a sports lawn area where we built equipment holders that we plan to fill up with balls and Frisbees for any of our residents who want to go out there and play,” he said. “We have plans to install a couple of grills as well.”

On the northernmost side of Berry Farms, adjacent to Rural Plains, the land’s original homestead, is a community garden with plans for an additional 5 acres dedicated to passive open space. “In that zone, we will have some formal garden and event areas where residents could set up tents on the lawn,” Ballash said.

The community garden consists of 50 raised garden beds that are for lease on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ballash said once gardens get up and growing, there are plans to have a company work alongside the residents to coach them through growing seasons.

“Ultimately, we would love to host some community gatherings and farm-to-table dinners to celebrate the harvest,” he said.

The last amenity in this phase of development is a party barn that Ballash described as a smaller version of the barn at Homestead Manor in Thompson’s Station. The open-air barn will be designed to host community events and is expected to be completed in the next 60 to 90 days.

“If you look around Williamson County, there are some very successful residential communities,” Ballash said. “At The Grove, golf is the focus. Westhaven has golf and a great swim club, but one of the things we want to promote at Berry Farms is the mixed-use lifestyle where people can walk to work and walk to the grocery store and to dinner and have a drink. Above and beyond just a pool or playground, we are really hoping some of these amenities continue to emphasize Berry Farms as a special community where there really are a lot of services and amenities.”

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Lee Company’s Berry Farms headquarters will be recognized by U.S. Green Building Council of Tennessee

Business Williamson

The Tennessee IMPACT Conference, hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council Tennessee , will hold an awards luncheon during the conference that, among others, will recognize the new headquarters of The Lee Company in Franklin “for pushing the envelope of green design in a (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) New Construction project.”

Tennessee IMPACT will be held Oct. 11, 2018, at the Wellspire Center, located at 907 Gleaves St., Nashville, Tenn., 37203. It is USGBC’s largest conference held in the state, and an expected 100 attendees from the building design, construction and sustainability fields will come together to share strategies for continuing the push toward sustainable construction in the state. Education sessions, networking opportunities and prominent keynote speakers in the field of green building will give attendees actionable best practices to utilize in their own sustainability ventures.

An awards luncheon during the conference will honor the extraordinary  building projects that are contributing to a greener built environment in Tennessee.

Individuals also will be honored.

Cory Duggin of TLC Engineering in Brentwood will be honored with a Green Leader, Volunteer award for this ongoing support of USGBC’s mission.

New to the event this year is a Women in Green Leadership Breakfast prior to the conference. This morning session will provide a platform for women in sustainability and green building fields to share their stories and learn from one another’s experiences.

The Lee Company project, in the Berry Farms development at the south edge of Franklin, was recognized for such features as maximizing onsite open space, minimizing light pollution, using water-efficient landscaping, optimizing energy performance, using low-emitting materials, and taking advantage of views.

Other winners are:

  • Tennessee Environments: https://www.boyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Boyle-Report-Map-05-13-14-2014-revised.jpg Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute, LEED Gold, for a LEED project dedicated to the conservation of Tennessee’s landscape and climate.
  • Community Champion: Metro Nashville Public Schools, for pursuing LEED certifications in support of USGBC’s vision of green buildings for all.
  • Exceptional Leadership: , LEED Platinum, for demonstrating high levels of leadership in all facets of sustainable design.
  • Green Leader, Organization:, for their ongoing support of USGBC’s mission in Tennessee.
  • Green Leader, Volunteer: Krissy Buck Flickinger, Looney Ricks Kiss, and Cory Duggin, TLC Engineering, for their ongoing support of USGBC’s mission in Tennessee.

 The conference is from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Fall 2019 opening eyed for Capitol View Publix

Nashville Post

North Gulch building to offer downtown’s first full-service grocery store

Officials with Publix Super Markets and the Capitol View development in the North Gulch announced Wednesday a fall 2019 opening for the grocery store.

To be downtown Nashville’s first comprehensive, full-service grocery store upon its opening — the Publix will take a first-floor space (seen in green in the above image) in the Capitol View building that offers retailer, offices and apartments and that sits at the northeast corner of the intersection of 11th Avenue North and Charlotte Avenue. The address of the Publix will be 1010 Charlotte Ave. (soon to be known as Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Boulevard).

Of note, the grocery will be located on the east side of the building (close to the CSX railroad tracks) and not — as many had speculated — on the front corner of the west side building. Above the retail space (and the future Publix) sits the 378-unit The Residences at Capitol View, which is billed as luxury rental apartment space and is now seeing tenants move in.

Boyle Nashville and Northwood Ravin are co-developing the block home to mixed-use building for Northwestern Mutual Real Estate (which owns the bulk of Capitol View’s 32 acres).

Terms of the Publix lease are not being disclosed.

Hoar Construction is handling the interior build-out of the Publix space, with a recently issued Metro permit valued at about $1.64 million.

The Publix at Capitol View will span about 27,500 square feet and feature a deli, a bakery, a meat/seafood department and a pharmacy department. The space will be accessible by vehicle from both Charlotte and 11th. It will also offer pedestrian access via an open-air paseo-like entrance fronting Charlotte. Free parking will be available in the building’s garage.

“We’ve seen Capitol View become a vibrant district and knew the addition of a grocery store would be a vital part of cultivating a true urban living experience,” Phil Fawcett, a partner in Boyle’s Nashville office, said in the release. “Not only is the addition of Publix to the district a great amenity for residents, hotel guests and employees of commercial tenants at Capitol View, it also serves the greater downtown Nashville community. A thriving grocery is the last piece of the puzzle in making the Capitol View district an integrated community.”

Jeff Furman, Northwood Ravin vice president of development, said having Publix integrated with the residential component of the building “provides unmatched convenience to our residents, who will be able to simply walk downstairs to shop for groceries.”

Brenda Reid, Publix media and community relations manager, said the company is “looking forward to offering the Publix shopping experience to customers in this new downtown destination location.”

Publix will join existing Capitol View tenants including Pinnacle Financial Partners, the LifeWay Christian Store, M.L.Rose, Your Pie, Starbucks and SVM Boutique. Future retailers include Valerie Boutique, Jón Alan Salon, Central BBQ and Club Pilates.

Based in Lakeland, Florida, Publix in Nashville operates groceries located solely in suburban locales. However, in addition to the Capitol View urban location, Publix plans an urban store to be located on Eighth Avenue South near Melrose.

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Full-service Hilton Franklin Cool Springs opens

The Tennessean

The new 244-room Hilton Franklin Cool Springs opened this week.

Chartwell Hospitality opened the full-service hotel in Meridian Cool Springs Business District, a mixed-use development off Carothers Parkway.

The hotel offers a stylish lobby, contemporary guest rooms and six suites with floor-to-ceiling windows. Hilton Franklin Cool Springs is also home to the area’s only roof-level patio, a heated pool and a terrace with a fireplace.

Guests and visitors can dine at Härth, the hotel’s signature onsite restaurant serving locally sourced American fare. The property also features indoor and outdoor event venues with more than 6,200 square feet of flexible space.

“Over the years, Franklin has evolved into a thriving business center, and we have seen an increase in visitors looking for modern new hotel options,” Chartwell President Rob Schaedle said. “Hilton Franklin Cool Springs fills a significant void in the market of full-service upper upscale hotels in the region.”

Hilton Franklin Cool Springs is also part of Hilton Honors, the loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. To mark the hotel’s opening, Hilton Honors members who book at Hilton Franklin Cool Springs between now and Feb. 22 will earn 1,000 bonus Hilton Honors points per night.

In addition to developing the property and the adjacent parking structure, Chartwell also will manage the eight-story hotel.

Tourism at a glance

In the 10 years since the Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau became an independent organization, the annual economic impact from tourism grew from $251 million to $453 million.

With growing revenue, the market is trying to meet the demand. In 2017, the city approved 694 new hotel rooms. 

The Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau is funded by a percentage of the lodging taxes collected from visitors by the local hotels. Those collections are then reinvested in sales and marketing efforts to attract visitors to Williamson County for leisure travel, as well as sports, meetings and group business.

Hotels under construction

Candlewood Suites, Murfreesboro Road (102 rooms)

Hyatt House, Mallory Green development, Mallory Lane (125 rooms)

Harpeth Square, downtown Franklin (119 rooms)

Holiday Inn Express, Berry Farms (104 rooms)

Renovation

Quality Inn and Suites, Murfreesboro Road

Permit application in review

Staybridge Suites, Mallory Green development, Mallory Lane

Reach Emily West at erwest@tennessean.com or 615-613-1380 and on Twitter at @emwest22.

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Fresh Market deal on west side scrapped

Nashville Post

Grocery company announced plans for Lion’s Head space in 2016

Boyle Investment Co. officials announced Wednesday the company will not lease its Lion’s Head Village shopping center space in West Nashville to The Fresh Market Inc.

The announcement concludes a would-be grocery store effort that Fresh Market officials announced in 2016.

“The Fresh Market was unable to commit to starting construction or a future opening date, so Boyle opted to recapture the space in order to pursue other opportunities that will be equally beneficial to the surrounding community,” Boyle Investment said in a release.

Boyle owns the property at 40 White Bridge Road via an LLC. The Fresh Market would have taken the building last home to OfficeMax. Boyle did not disclose in its release the property’s status related to a potential replacement tenant.

According to Metro records, Boyle in 2009 paid via an LLC $13.5 million for the 9.6-acre site. In addition to the Office Max building, Lion’s Head Village includes the retail building home to Steinmart and a strip center that includes, among others, boutique Hester & Cook, Sports Seasons and Turkish restaurant Anatolia. The site is located adjacent to Target and is positioned near Metro’s greenway system.

Previous local media reports had Fresh Market eyeing a spring 2017 opening. That date was later adjusted to mid-2018.

Boyle Investment is based in Memphis and was founded in 1933. The Nashville office opened in 2001 and oversees a portfolio of commercial buildings spanning a collective roughly 3 million square feet. An additional 5 million square feet is in the development and planning stages, the release notes.

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Capitol View lands Pilates studio

Nashville Post

Club Pilates eyes mid-November opening in North Gulch mixed-use district

Capitol View has secured its latest tenant, with Club Pilates set for a mid-November opening in the mixed-use building to be anchored by a Publix grocery store.

Thomas Fielder, the local franchisee for the Irvine, California-based chain, said this will be his third Nashville-area Club Pilates. The health/fitness service business will take a ground-floor space in the building, which sits at the northeast corner of the intersection of 11th and Charlotte avenues and will be home to the soon-to-open The Residences at Capitol View.

Fielder is not disclosing the cost to get operational or the terms of his lease with Capitol View developer Boyle Investment Co.

A permit, valued at about $171,000, has been issued to allow for the build-out of the roughly 2,100-square-foot space. Franklin-based MTLC Building Group is handling the work.

Fielder operates Club Pilates Indian Lake (opened in March 2017) and Club Pilates Belle Meade (opened in September 2017). He is targeting a January opening for Club Pilates Maryland Farms. The Capitol View outpost will be called Club Pilates North Gulch.

“I’ve wanted to open a studio downtown, but it was important to me that our members have ample free parking,” Fielder said, adding that Club Pilates is a “reformer-based Pilates” (via which users incorporate pulley, strings and straps on a machine called a reformer as opposed to using exercise floor mats).

The announcement of the Pilates studio opening comes as officials with locally based Jón Alan Salons announced last week they will open a shop in the North Gulch building in late October.

Fielder said he is planning to open two more studios by 2019’s end. He declined to identify the locations.

At Club Pilates North Gulch, everybody will be an employee (as opposed to a contractor). About 13 employees are expected, Fielder said.

The 378 apartments at The Residences at Capitol View are pre-leasing and an early October opening is eyed. Other retailers include Valerie Boutique, which is set to open in December, and the Publix, an opening date for which has not been announced.

Nationwide, Club Pilates offers about 322 studios that either are open or in pre-sale mode.

Of note, Inc. magazine ranked Club Pilates in the top five fastest-growing franchises in the country

“I’m excited about Capitol View and being part of a mixed-use community,” Fielder said.

The late German physical trainer Joseph Pilates developed the physical fitness system in the early 20th century. It is now practice primarily in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Scorecard: Dave Ramsey outlines company’s future at groundbreaking for new HQ

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Scorecard checks back on our headlines from a year ago.

Then: In July 2017, personal finance guru Dave Ramsey broke ground on Ramsey Solutions’ new 47-acre home. Ramsey paid $10.2 million in cash for the acreage in Williamson County’s Berry Farms development in 2015 and said he would pay cash for construction of the 223,000-square-foot building as well. Ramsey Solutions projected that employees would move from the company’s spread-out Cool Springs headquarters to the new building by August 2019. The business employed 600 people in 2017 and projected it would hire about 125 within the following year.

Now: According to Ramsey Solutions spokeswoman Beth Tallent, the company is on track to move into the new headquarters by August 2019. Construction on the building topped out in mid-July, Tallent said, meaning beams have been placed on the top floors. Ramsey has contracted Nashville-based Gresham, Smith and Partners to design the building and Solomon Builders for construction. Ramsey Solutions has hired more than 200 employees since the company broke ground on the new building, and Tallent expects that another 125 positions will be filled before December.

Next: The new building will house 1,000 employees, Tallent said. She expects that with new hires, the company’s staff should fill the space completely. The building will include a coffeeshop and a bookstore where guests can watch “The Dave Ramsey Show” as it is being broadcast live. A good portion of the company’s current headquarters in Cool Springs is housed in leased buildings, although Ramsey owns a portion of the space that is already on the market, Tallent said. With much of Ramsey’s acreage left unused, Tallent said the company is leaving room for growth and could potentially build more offices in the future.

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The fruits of a new partnership announced more than a year ago involving Central BBQ are now sprouting.

The owners announced the long-awaited fourth Central BBQ — at 6201 Poplar where LYFE Kitchen once operated — should open by early August.

The other two developments: A fifth Central BBQ should open in Nashville by early next year, and the Memphis-based restaurant chain’s signs, graphics and colors have been changed.

The old sign featuring a smiling pig against an oval, yellow background has been replaced by a pig-less blue sign that simply states “Central BBQ” in large, white letters, surrounded by the smaller “Memphis Style que since ’02.”

“A lot of the colors in the stores are blue and white, and we’re all Tiger fans,” Webb Wilson said, referring to the University of Memphis team colors.

The partners said “as we’re growing outside Memphis, let’s maybe use the colors already in the restaurant as part of the logo and have it be the Tiger colors,” said Wilson, a principal with Kemmons Wilson Companies.

Wilson this week described the new graphics and other developments about 15 months after Kemmons Wilson Companies unveiled its partnership with Craig Blondis and Roger Sapp. They opened the first Central BBQ at 2249 Central in Midtown 16 years ago.

Blondis and Sapp will continue to own the chain’s first three restaurants and become a minority partner for the future Central BBQ restaurants funded by Kemmons Wilson Companies. The venture will count on Blondis and Sapp to maintain the quality and consistency of the food and service as expansion occurs, Wilson said.

“They are in the weeds,” Wilson said. “I’m not smoking the shoulders. Craig is in there cracking the whip and telling them, ‘This is how we’ll do it’ … It’s a good partnership.”

The fifth Central BBQ will be in Nashville at 408 11th Avenue North, which is in Boyle Development Company’s Capitol View development.

The chain owners like that spot because it is just off Charlotte Avenue, a major road into the center of Nashville, and because it is close to big employment headquarters like HCA Healthcare and LifeWay Christian Resources, Wilson said.

“It’s got 3,000 to 4,000 people there every day,” he said. “… We like the green space in terms of not having another barbecue restaurant there.”

Memphis barbecue has long spread across the nation and world through internet sales and shipments from restaurants like the Rendezvous and Corky’s. But now brands are leveraging the Memphis reputation for barbecue by placing restaurants beyond Memphis.

Just last month, owners of Memphis-based Corky’s BBQ announced plans to spread the Corky’s brand with 15 new restaurants across the Southeast and eventually build more around the nation.

Similar to Central BBQ, Corky’s got a boost for its expansion plans by taking on a partner, Memphis-based Dobbs Equity Partners LLC.

“Stage 1 is to own the Southeast, and Stage 2 is to conquer the nation,” Corky’s co-owner Barry Pelts said a month ago.

John H. Dobbs Jr., executive officer of Dobbs Equity Partners, has called Corky’s “a market leader in the U.S. for barbecue.”

The Corky’s-Dobbs partnership also aims to expand Corky’s existing food manufacturing and distribution operations.

Corky’s operates four restaurants in Memphis plus two venues inside Memphis Kroger groceries, and has four franchise restaurants outside Memphis. In addition, Corky’s recently struck a deal to open 15 to 20 franchised restaurants over the next few years in Houston and Dallas.

Central BBQ still plans to take its time expanding.

“We said at the outset quality is our No. 1 focus,” Wilson said Thursday. “Growth for growth’s sake isn’t really the goal … Our view is to see how Nashville goes and maybe have another one toward the end of 2019 we can find and get open. And be pretty thoughtful and slow and meticulous, and grow,” Wilson said.

Kemmons Wilson Companies was founded in 1948 by the man who started Holiday Inn. Four years ago, the late Kemmons Wilson’s grandsons — Webb Wilson, Spence Wilson Jr., Kemmons Wilson III and McLean Wilson — were named principal leaders.

Kemmons Wilson Companies also has businesses in aviation, financial services, hotels, insurance, real estate and time-share housing.

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