From restaurants and bars to hotels and full-experience venues, there has been a lot of buzz recently around several new projects that are coming soon to downtown Nashville.

Check out our condensed list of upcoming projects slated to open over the next two years in downtown Nashville.

1. SoBro Wine and Spirits

Location: 209 3rd Ave. S., In the Encore Building next to Daily Juice Café

Proposed Opening Date: End of February 2017

The 1,700 square foot space will feature higher-end wine and spirits. Store owner, Armen Nadryan, said while higher-end wine and spirits will be the shop’s focus, he will also offer some beer options. He is considering a growler fill station featuring craft beer, much like the version Mardonov operates at Metropolitan Wines & Premium Spirits in the L&C Tower.

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2. Black Rabbit

Photo courtesy of the Farm House restaurant and bar

Location: 218 Third Ave. N.

Proposed Opening Date: Spring 2017

Farm House Restaurant chef/owner, Trey Cioccia, will bring his Southern flair to Black Rabbit’s menu. According to the chef, the restaurant will serve specialty cocktails and creative plates. Work has begun on the interior space of the downtown masonry building where the restaurant/bar will be housed, located on the fringe of the city’s popular The District. The restaurant will hold 122 guests and 20-30 on the outdoor patio.

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3. Gray and Dudley Restaurant

Photo courtesy of 21c Museum Hotels

Location: Inside the new 21c Museum Hotel Nashville at 221 Second Avenue North — Restaurant entrance off Banker’s Alley

Proposed Opening Date: May 2017

As a nod to the area’s history, Gray & Dudley is aptly named after the building’s original tenant, the Gray and Dudley Hardware Co. According to a recent press release, The Gray & Dudley menu will be largely communal, to encourage sharing, and head chef Levon Wallace will utilize an eclectic approach with a variety of influences, “inspired by the Mediterranean, regions of France and Italy and his own West Coast roots.” Gray & Dudley will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily as well as weekend brunch, in addition to providing all banquet and catering services and in-room dining for 21c Nashville.

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4. Ole Red Nashville

Photo courtesy of Ole Red website

Location: 300 Broadway

Proposed Opening Date: 2018

Blake Shelton recently announced a partnership with Ryman Hospitality Partners to create a $20 million multi-level entertainment venue in the heart of Nashville. The 26,000 square foot bar and event space will include a two-story bar, restaurant, retail area, performance space, dance floor and VIP booths for small groups, plus a private event space and a 6,000-square-foot rooftop area featuring an indoor/outdoor bar and restaurant.

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5. August Moon Indoor Drive In

Photo courtesy of August Moon Drive-In

Location: East Nashville Parking Lot Across from Nissan Stadium

Proposed Opening Date: Summer 2018

Nashville will soon be able to flaunt the largest non-iMax movie screen in America — not to mention one of the country’s only indoor drive-in theaters. According to August Moon’s website, the 60s-era inspired concept was conceived as a mini indoor theme park that transports people in space and time to a quintessentially American experience. The seating for the experience will feature a  variety of seating options from reserved seating in a vintage car to a picnic blanket under the stars. Classic movies and first-run movies will be screened at August Moon.

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6. Whole Foods

Photo courtesy of Whole Foods

Location: Northwest corner of the intersection of 12th and Broadway

Proposed Opening Date: Q4 2018

According to a recent Nashville Downtown Partnership residential survey, Nashville’s urban dwellers cited grocery stores as the most-needed resource downtown, especially when the downtown Nashville population is expected to exceed 10,254 by the end of 2017. Whole Foods may be one of the first chains to come to the rescue of downtown dwellers, as the company recently announced plans for its 41,500 square foot location at the intersection of 12th and Broadway.

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7. 21C hotel

Photo courtesy of 21c Museum Hotels

Location:223 3rd Avenue N. (Printer’s Alley)

Proposed Opening Date: Spring 2017

The 21C Museum Hotel brand is known for its modern design and luxe artistic spaces. According to its website, 21c Museum Hotel Nashville will bring 10,500 square feet of contemporary art-filled exhibition, meeting and event space to downtown Nashville. The hotel will transform Printer’s Alley’s historic Gray and Dudley Building into a contemporary art museum, hotel, restaurant, and bar. The 124-room hotel is set to open this spring.

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