$450 Million Fifth + Broadway
Opens For Business
The most ambitious mixed-use project in Nashville history opens to the public today, although the complete lineup of shops, restaurants and bars is still several weeks away.
Fifth + Broadway has been rising at the downtown intersection from which it gets its name since 2017. Spearheaded by local developer Pat Emery, the $450 million project, covers six acres on the site once occupied by the Broadway convention center. It features a wide variety of upscale retailers, freestanding restaurants and the Assembly Food Hall, an expansive, multi-level dining and entertainment venue.
Opening in the Food Hall today are Cotton & Snow, DeSano Pizza, Donut Distillery, No Baked Cookie Dough, Oke Poké, Smokin’ Chikin, Thai Esane and Whisk Crepes Café.
Fifth + Broadway is home to the National Museum of African American Music which is now open. The site also features two prominent towers. The 24-story 501 Commerce office building will be the home of global financial giant AllianceBernstein while The Place at 501 Commerce is the state’s tallest apartment building at 34 stories and 415 feet.
“When we were selected to redevelop this site back in 2013, it was because there was a belief that we were the ones who could get the complex redevelopment of the old Convention Center done,” said Emery.
“Since then, we’ve collaborated closely with the city, the Convention Center Authority, and so many creative partners who are at the top of their industries, to create an unrivaled destination that truly transports guests and delivers an unforgettable experience that can be unique every time you visit. Fifth + Broadway is a legacy achievement, and I’m proud that hard work and a commitment to this vision over the last eight years will now pay dividends for the people of Nashville.”