Carter Vintage Guitars is moving across the street to a new-old building at Paseo South Gulch, the $1 billion mixed-use project that has expanded its borders in the past year.
The heralded Nashville guitar shop announced today that it will occupy the entire second floor, or 13,000 square feet, of the vintage Downtown Antique Mall building at 612 Eighth Ave. S. — one of the properties that developer SomeraRoad bought and revitalized as part of its mixed-use Paseo South Gulch project.
The 13,000-square-foot lease has already been signed, and a March 1, 2024, opening date is targeted, SomeraRoad told the Business Journal.
“We’re proud to be able to keep a popular and celebrated destination for music lovers like Carter Vintage Guitars in the neighborhood and have it as a flagship destination within our project,” said Jonathon Reeser, principal and co-head of acquisitions at SomeraRoad, which is co-headquartered in New York and Nashville.
Since the inception of its Paseo South Gulch project, costs for which the company said will likely reach $1 billion, SomeraRoad has steadily expanded both its development plans and its land holdings in the area.
Paseo South Gulch started with the revitalization of two historical properties — the antique mall and the Voorhees Building, which now holds office space and is the future home of Nashville staples The Catbird Seat and Barista Parlor — and plans for two towers. Construction on the first, a mixed-use building with residential, office and retail space, is expected to conclude by year’s end.
Last year, SomeraRoad expanded project plans to include two additional towers, which will be incorporated into the greater project. The most recent public filings indicate one residential building and one office building at the intersection of Division Street and Eighth Avenue South.