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Downtown Nashville Sees Construction Boom

Downtown Nashville Sees Construction Boom

CREATED Apr 23, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – There’s a big construction boom in downtown Nashville that includes the banks of the Cumberland River.

One of the projects includes transforming the old Acme Feed building at 1st Avenue and Broadway into downtown Nashville’s newest entertainment venue. It will be called Acme Food and Spirits.

The building is 130 years old. Workers are installing steel columns that will run from the roof to the basement.

"I like the idea that they have to keep the original structure to it because your heritage is where you come from,”

Acme Food and Spirits can be seen from the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge. From the bridge, construction on both sides of the Cumberland River can also be seen. 

Crews are working on a four and a half acre park in front of LP Field which will include a riverfront landing for boats, new green space, plus pedestrian and bike paths.

Also, Earth work continues at the sight of the old thermal plant for a proposed amphitheater. The facility would hold up to 6,000 people. Construction includes a flood wall on the river bank.

Altogether, the riverfront improvements total around $35 million.