April 04, 2017

Craft Beer & Burgers

Restaurateur Austin Ray is bringing his M.L. Rose Craft Beer & Burgers concept to the Capitol View development, a $750 million, 32-acre project that is changing the face of both Charlotte Avenue and the far-north part of the trendy Gulch.

The location, M.L. Rose’s third, is the latest notable get for Capitol View, which just Monday landed fast-growing health-tech company HealthStream as an office tenant. The bar is the first retail tenant announced for the project, which is set to include 130,000 square feet of retail space.

“Every neighborhood needs a great neighborhood pub,” Ray said in a news release. “The first two locations opened in areas that were not yet established as dining or entertainment destinations, and now both Melrose and Charlotte Ave./Sylvan Park are buzzing. In fact, I’ve seen more than a few business deals related to the development of these areas go down over a beer at M.L.Rose. Capitol View is a complete neighborhood set in the midst of other booming Nashville neighborhoods like the Gulch, Germantown, downtown and Midtown. We aim to be a regular spot for residents and employees of Capitol View’s spaces, as well as an easy driving, walking or biking destination for our neighbors.”

M.L. Rose will occupy 4,750 square feet on the first floor of the 1100 Charlotte Ave. building, the development’s first to open and the home of three HCA subsidiaries.

“Capitol View is more than a collection of buildings, it’s an emerging community, and every community needs that great local pub where you and your friends or you and your family can come together to grab your favorite burger, your favorite beverage and relax in an atmosphere that feels comfortable,” Mark Traylor, a retail partner with Capitol View’s developer, Boyle Investment Co., said in the release. “Austin is a proven restaurateur and M.L.Rose is that proven local concept that makes you feel like you are right where you need to be.”

The restaurant is set to open this fall. Ray is also working on a new restaurant in Germantown, Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House.


Originally Published in the Nashville Business Journal

By Eleanor Kennedy