Home of L&L Restaurant Equipment has been transformed into multi-use marketplace

ABOVE: Developers say the outdoor patio can be used for events such as film showings. // RENDERING BY SOUTHEAST VENTURE


L&L Marketplace, a 55,000-square-foot adaptive reuse and urban retail project, is fully leased and slated to open in July.

The industrial-turned-retail space is located at 3814 Charlotte Avenue in West Nashville.

Owner and developer Tamay Ozari acquired the building in 1996, initially using it as headquarters for his business, L&L Restaurant Equipment Company. Formerly a manufacturing plant, it was built in the 1920s and owned by a variety of different companies over the years, including makers of silk stockings, parachutes and shoes. The new adaptation combines office, retail, restaurant and event spaces – a notable feature being the Food Hall with such purveyors as bakeries, ethnic foods and milkshake bars, complete with common-area seating and a dedicated outdoor patio for events such as film showings.

Ozari worked with Southeast Venture brokers Greg Coleman and Jon Petty and architect Kevin Legiebel, as well as April Cashion with Adventure Realty, to develop, design and lease the space. Dowdle Construction served as the general contractor.

“Dowdle Construction has done a great job with all of the renovations,” Ozari said. “Renovating an older structure is very complex, and I wanted to make sure to save as many elements of the building as possible. All of the brick was hand washed to retain character and the window casings all restored to maintain the industrial look, and feel that is a popular concept right now.”

The full tenant roster includes: Ozari Events, Cycle Bar, The Alchemist Hair Salon, Living with Landyn Boutique, Marigold’s Gourmet Popcorn and Chocolate, Made in Tennessee, Skin Nash, Masaya Trading Company, Land of the Living, Motley Kinesiology, Treehouse Mararon’s, Amelia’s Flowers and Gifts, Thai Ni Yom, Imago Dei, Milkshake Bar, Five Daughters Bakery, Honest Coffee, Daphne Interiors, The Barefoot Cottage, Project615, Happily Grey, Penna Pazza Italian Restaurant, Bold Patriot Brewing Company and Bend and Zen Yoga.

The main anchor tenant, Bold Patriot Brewing Company will be moving its operations from California to join the Nashville craft brewing market.

“It has been a pleasure to be a part of the leasing team for this project. We spent two years curating the best possible tenant mix, and I am very proud of what we have accomplished,” said Petty, who is serving as the leasing agent for the project. “Nashville needed a true marketplace concept, and Tamay’s vision, along with a lot of hard work from his team, has made this project a true success. We cannot wait to see everyone enjoying this wonderful, one-of-a-kind place.”

The 1920s industrial building has been used for multiple manufacturing ventures. // RENDERING BY SOUTHEAST VENTURE

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