"This will be downtown Brentwood,” Jimmy Granbery, the CEO of developers H.G. Hill Realty Co. told the publication. “…It's going to have that Main Street feel."
With some 600,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and office space coming to that “downtown Brentwood” on Franklin Road near Maryland Farms, it’s a pretty exciting addition that could become an everyday hub for many Brentwoodians (and plenty of other Middle Tennesseans).
Since we’re still a while out, we of course don’t know who the bulk of the tenants will be (the Business Journal mentioned CPA and business consulting company LBMC and two unnamed upscale restaurants as expected HCB dwellers). So we were thinking: What would truly make Hill Center Brentwood a perfect “downtown Brentwood”?
Here are a few ideas of what we’d love to see join the development:
A day started with a breakfast to write home about is a good day. So any downtown hub worth its salt should have a place to find that. There’s supposed to be a new Midtown Noshville where the old Midtown Noshville is as a new high-rise goes up there, and maybe all that change’ll inspire a Brentwood location (in addition to the ones in Green Hills and the airport) to replace the now-shuttered one in Cool Springs? My interest was piqued, too, by Maple and Eggs, the new breakfast-focused restaurant coming to East Nashville, from the owners of Germantown’s 312 Pizza Company. Might be a little early to hope for that concept to expand, but when it comes to the most important meal of the day, it doesn’t hurt to dream.
A filling station for beer
A growler full of craft beer isn’t just a good thing for beer lovers, it’s a good thing for the environment — fewer cans/bottles, right? A Brentwood filling station would be a score for folks who live and work in Brentwood, and since The Filling Station has already shown its desire and ability to spread out (with locations in 12South and East Nashville), maybe they’re up for yet another home?
The more time I get to spend with my dog Ella, the happier I am. And I know I’m not alone as a dedicated dog lover. We’re lucky in Middle Tennessee that, with so many dog-friendly areas, we have a lot of places to go that our pups can accompany us to. I’d love to see a restaurant open up that brings more of that to Brentwood. Rudie’s Seafood and Sausage in Inglewood has a great Wednesday Lappy Hour — since that restaurant is an expansion from the owners of Mitchell Delicatessen down the street… what about a new Brentwood concept that shows the love for furry friends?
A unique furniture shop
Working with homebuyers day in and day out — many of them new to the area — we often get asked about cool places to find furniture around Nashville to outfit a new space. We have a lot of go-tos, but a place to find unique furniture in Brentwood — whether it’s vintage, Nashville-designed or just Nashville-curated — would make “downtown Brentwood” that much more welcoming.