As lots of Clarksville company and group leaders have promised for months, major issues are coming to downtown Clarksville.
One more improve to that upward momentum for the most historic, but battling portion of the city is disclosed this week.
Investors confirmed Tuesday options for a $4 million, three-story, privately-owned restaurant and bar facility that the owners say is partly spawned by Montgomery County’s new multipurpose gatherings center.
At the corner of 2nd and College streets, and throughout College or university from the massive hole the place the new MPEC, or arena, is to be designed, a different pair who think in the long run of downtown — Joe and Cathi Maynard — are making ready to add their own 18,700-sq.-foot construction that is to be identified as, “Shelby’s Trio.”
That “trio” is to be damaged down as follows:
• The initial floor will be an American-themed eatery that highlights mainly 1970s muscle mass autos on display screen.
• The next floor will characteristic wonderful Italian cuisine organized by a experienced chef.
• The third floor will have an indoor-outdoor, upscale rooftop bar.
Joe Maynard suggests he hopes to have his metropolis building allow by late-February for a new downtown spot that could open up to prospects by December.
The Maynards have presently become key neighborhood supporters in other methods, which include their well-recognised contributions to Austin Peay Condition University.
Now, they want to be a part of neighborhood federal government and other private traders in aiding to lead downtown Clarksville again to prominence, they said.
“Very last yr, we decided to commit additional in the group and considerably less in the stock market place,” Joe Maynard explained to The Leaf-Chronicle Tuesday afternoon, “and we definitely want to enable the downtown community.
“The restaurant has been my wife’s dream in the course of our 38 decades of marriage,” he reported.
Sitting down on just about an acre at the top rated of the hill on Faculty Road, the a few-tiered Shelby’s Trio will owe its business enterprise identify the two to the Maynards’ grandson, and to the Shelby GT 500 traditional autos that will be part of his exhibit on the initially ground.
That flooring, he’ll contact “Joe’s Garage,” which will have the American-design eatery of custom burgers, hot dogs, barbecue and brats, amid a showcase of GT, Chevelle, Cuda and other 500-as well as-horsepower automotive classics owned by the Maynards and other neighborhood contributors.
“On times where there is superior climate, we are going to even have cruise-ins,” Cathi Maynard said.
Just take a single of two elevators to the 2nd floor, and the mood modifications. There, high-quality Italian delicacies is prepared, to be geared up by a educated chef.
They are going to get in touch with this restaurant, “Gatte Cucina.”
“This degree will characteristic a restaurant that is a minor nicer, in which you would want to gown a minimal nicer. It truly is a little far more exceptional, with a tiny fewer seating than on the 1st floor,” Joe Maynard claimed.
On to the third, or top rated flooring, you can land in “Skyline 500 Bar,” which, as the name indicates, will offer patrons a 360-diploma view of downtown, APSU, the arena and the Cumberland River — and the “500” component of the name goes back to Joe Maynard’s appreciate of the GT muscle autos.
It will be an upscale bar also serving a light-weight menu. It will be fifty percent-indoors, fifty percent-outdoor with partial address and heating in colder weather conditions, and lounge-fashion home furniture.
The Maynards strategy to open the very first-ground cafe all-around 10 a.m. day by day, even though the next and third flooring will open up every day about 4:30 p.m. and near by 11 p.m.
The ton alone is anticipated to provide room for parking up to 60 autos, and the lot and building will be wheelchair-obtainable.
Lyle-Cook dinner-Martin Architects of Clarksville is managing the setting up design and style. “It really is a massive facility — greater than what I had initially prepared. We imagine what we are bringing to downtown is likely to be a huge draw. We are going to be including about 250 cafe seats to the downtown space and we’ll be capable to conveniently handle crowds of up to 500 persons at a time,” Joe Maynard reported.
With the enterprise, he truly will not likely have to give up his day position as greater part owner of Echo Electricity Engineering. He’ll use his engineering knowledge, in reality, to equip the whole building with a backup generator to help its electrical power source.
“This is meant to be a legacy place in Clarksville for our family members,” Joe Maynard reported. The few have two sons and a daughter-in-regulation in the place, additionally three grandchildren.
“We’ve acquired into Clarksville pretty critically in the earlier 12 months,” he mentioned. “Observing the MPEC occur served with inspiring the cafe part of it. And when you glimpse at the learn plan for redevelopment of Next and College or university streets, you see anything that is heading to be a location point not just for Clarksville, but people today all through a broader region.”
Also spurred by the MPEC, the pair mentioned, are designs from the community Hand spouse and children to do a makeover of the Riverview Inn as a Hilton hotel, and offer included retail lease areas between the MPEC and that resort.
“We are weary of viewing nearby folks go to Nashville all the time for dining and enjoyment, when they could keep here,” Joe Maynard stated.
And the objective of acquiring extra restaurant choices for downtown is not to compete with what is now there, Cathi Maynard reported, but relatively, greatly enhance it all.
“We are not competing with the other big restaurant entrepreneurs in Clarksville. Our menu merchandise, for the most aspect, will never be the very same as theirs,” she said. “Our goal is to do something to really encourage people today to assist all businesses in the space.”
With far more design now all-but verified future-door to the MPEC, look for a hectic and bustling spring and summer time in downtown Clarksville — highlighted by the appears of heavy equipment.
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