Nashville continues to be a major expansion target for out-of-town restaurateurs, as Chattanooga's Mike and Taylor Monen confirm plans to bring Urban Stack Burger Lounge and Milk & Honey to town. Mike Monen tells Eater that the two restaurants will take up the bottom floor of the currently vacant two-story brick building located at 1700 Church Street in Midtown. Urban Stack, which first opened in 2010 and is best known for its custom burgers and a beverage program that concentrates on bourbon and whiskey, will take up approximately 4,300 square feet and feature a 1,000 square foot covered patio in the rear of the property.
This outpost of Milk & Honey, which specializes in 'from scratch' gelato, craft coffee, paletas and other sweet treats, will be roughly three times the size of their first location, taking up 3,100 square feet and offering seating for 80 to 100. Currently their Chattanooga storefront only offers breakfast and lunch, but Monen says that this one will serve dinner as well, along with having a full bar. This is not the couple's first foray into the Nashville market, as they brought their Mexican concept, Taco Mamacita, to Edgehill Village over four years ago. They are hoping to open both restaurants sometime in the first quarter of 2015, so be sure to check back for more info and updates.
· Urban Stack Burger Lounge [Official Site]
· Milk & Honey [Official Site]