Big happenings in Germantown, as restaurateur Terry Raley, owner and managing partner of East Nashville hotspots Holland House Bar & Refuge and The Pharmacy, announces that he, in a new venture with Germantown development group Woodland Street Partners (WSP), will be opening Butchertown Hall, a 'bier hall/garten' that will "borrow from the historic culture of Germantown." Located at 4th Avenue and Van Buren, directly across from Morgan Park, Raley, via email, tells Eater that Butchertown Hall will be Germantown's "first biergarten since 1909, when Frederick Laitenberger's hall, which was formerly located near the site, was purchased by the city to make way for Morgan Park."
His new company Amaranth Hospitality Group, which is separate from his other restaurant affiliations, and Woodland Street Partners plan for the new project to have 4,500 square feet of indoor space and a 2,500 square foot courtyard. Regarding the restaurant aspect, he says that they will be working with Grillworks "to bring a hearth-fired open kitchen to the space," and that they "want Butchertown Hall to be a venue that encourages frequent visits, and price point will play a large part in that."
Raley on choosing the location and working with Woodland Street:
It is a standard lease agreement with Woodland Street Partners, yet it is a unique partnership in that we have to work very closely together in order to deliver the end product. I have a particular fondness for Germantown, its history, its residential climate, and although the initial goal was to buy a historic parcel for development, it made sense to ultimately work with WSP. They just had the best location, and we care about the same things. They are a great bunch of guys that really care about Germantown, and they are just as excited about this project as I am.