New York-based Blind Barber announced Tuesday it plans to open in spring 2023 in the Antiques Buildings at Paseo South Gulch, the concept’s first location in the South.
With the landing of Blind Barber, the Antiques Building is fully leased. Specifically, the barbershop is taking 3,300 square feet of space facing Eighth Avenue South and will join GoodVets (which is operational) and future tenants Two Hands, a New York City-based all-day café founded and run by native Australians, and local Mexican restaurant Maiz de la Vida (which will be opening its first brick-and-mortar location at Paseo).
“We have long targeted the Nashville market as key to our expansion plan,” Breen said in the release. “SomeraRoad has been a critical partner for us in making it happen. Their vision for Paseo is precisely what we were seeking; a vibrant and creative destination where we can build a community.”
Jonathon Reeser, SomeraRoad principal and co-head of acquisitions, said the Antiques Building businesses “will act as a cornerstone for Paseo.”
Rising next to the masonry structure is the 16-story Prima, to offer 278 residential units, 18,000 square feet of Class A office space and 8,000 square feet of retail. In addition, Paseo South Gulch will offer a second tower to rise 20 stories and with details forthcoming, with the two buildings to feature a collective 620 residential units, 18,000 square feet of office space and 14,000 square feet of retail space.
The towers will join the reinvented The Bill Voorhees Company Building. Elam Freeman of Ojas Partners manages retail leasing for SomeraRoad.
“Blind Barber is the perfect addition, contributing a service executed in an original and exciting way,” Reeser said.