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Retail & Dining at Nashville’s Fifth + Broadway Opening Soon

Over 30 of the mixed-use development's retailers and restaurants will begin opening their doors on Thursday, March 4.

Hattie B's, Shake Shack AND Jeni's Ice Cream all in one place? Count us in.

The transformative downtown Nashville mixed-use project Fifth + Broadway will begin its first tenant openings on March 4, 2021. The event culminates a multiyear effort by Brookfield Properties and local developer Pat Emery on the former site of the Nashville Convention Center.

The tenants featured in Fifth + Broadway’s approximately 200,000 SF of restaurants and retail represent a dynamic mix of local legends that have made Music City a world class destination as well as some of the nation’s most exciting brands and eateries coming to downtown Nashville for the first time. Their new home is located in the heart of the city across from Bridgestone Arena and the Ryman Auditorium, alongside the 56,000 SF National Museum of African American Music which held its ribbon cutting in January and is now open to the public at Fifth + Broadway.

The following retail will call Fifth + Broadway home:

The following dining will call Fifth + Broadway home:

Assembly Food Hall will open in late spring along with a rooftop concert venue and a full-service concept by Front Burner Society. The dining hall's tenants will include DeSano Pizzeria, Donut Distillery, Oke Poké, Smokin Chikin, among others. 

See below for Assembly Food Hall's growing list of restaurant partners and for more information visit assemblyfoodhall.com. 

  • Coco's Italian Market and Restaurant
  • Desano Pizzaria
  • Donut Distillery
  • Hattie Jane’s Creamery
  • Hōru Sushi Kitchen
  • NoBaked Cookie Dough
  • Oke Poké 
  • Prince’s Hot Chicken
  • Saffron
  • Smokin Chikin
  • Steam Boys
  • Thai Esane
  • The Liege Waffle Co.
  • The Pharmacy Burger

“Fifth + Broadway is Nashville like never before,” said Wendy Welch, Director, Mixed-use Development, Brookfield Properties. “Guests will feel like they are within a city within a city. The attention to detail is unmatched, from the landscaping to the signage, the intricate brickwork on the streets, the ease of access to parking. We wanted to create a project that Nashville can be proud of and give locals a reason to return downtown – we can’t wait for people to see what has been achieved here for the first time, and then come back for more and more experiences.”

Construction on Fifth + Broadway began in April of 2017. Led by Skanska USA, more than 7,000 workers have been involved in the construction of the project. The retail project component was designed by Gresham Smith as well as Gensler.

Apparently, the idea was first drawn on the back of a napkin.

“Inspired by the once-in-a-generation potential of the project site, I initially sketched Fifth + Broadway’s design on the back of a napkin in my first meeting with Pat Emery,” said Dene Oliver, Chief Vision Officer, Development, Brookfield Properties. “To see it brought to life is awe inspiring. It captures all the magnetic energy and creativity of Nashville to craft a project that is truly unique and authentic to Nashville. It will be a special moment to watch the streets open and welcome visitors to Fifth + Broadway.”

In addition to the soon-to-open retail, Fifth + Broadway also includes The Place at Fifth + Broadway, the tallest for rent apartment tower in the State that features 386 units, and 501 Commerce, a stunning Class-A office tower and the future global headquarters of AllianceBernstein. For ample access, Fifth + Broadway features more than 2,000 parking spaces, accessible on Broadway to the public.

For more information on Fifth + Broadway visit http://www.fifthandb.com.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.