Lower Broad Trail West building to be turned into steakhouse

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Brought to you by the same team behind Rippy’s, Tootsie’s and Honky Tonk Central, a new steakhouse will soon open at the Trail West building on Lower Broad in downtown Nashville.

The developing trio, Steve Smith, Al Ross and Marshall Karr, think the three story steakhouse, Harry O’s, which will feature live music on every floor and a rooftop patio, is just what the corner of Third Avenue and Broadway needs.

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The former Trail West store will soon be transformed into a new three-story steakhouse that will feature live music.

“This city is growing so fast and Broadway is growing so fast, I don’t think you could go wrong with anything down here on Broadway as long as it fits within the scope of what the city is doing,” Smith told News 2.

Over the last few years, there’s been talk of putting a hotel and a Walgreens at the downtown space. However, those options just didn’t seem to fit.

Councilwoman Erica Gilmore said, “I think it’s the right time and after we tried several different projects I just think he’s right on the money with this one.”

Smith added that he believes of all the projects proposed for the space in the past, his team is the only one that has faith in Lower Broad.

“If you’re going to go in business down here, you’re going to have to put your money in the concrete and you have to have faith in the city and that’s what we’ve done,” he explained.

With their huge success with other popular honky tonks, there are high expectations for Harry O’s as the three developers take over Broadway one blighted corner at a time.

The 200 block of Broadway that includes the Trail West building is currently not included in the Broadway Historic District Overlay.

The Harry O’s developing team is very supportive of adding their block to follow the same set of guidelines all historic Broadway buildings follow.

Harry O’s could open as early as March 2016.

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