Changes continue in the ground floor retail space at East Nashville's 5th & Main mixed used complex, as small plates restaurant Antica has closed its doors. Having opened just this past November in the space that previously housed Myridia, Chris Stowe, a partner in the project, tells Eater that they shuttered a couple of weeks ago. Stowe, a veteran of the local restaurant scene, says that he doesn't have any immediate plans, but is entertaining a number of options.
However, the space won't be vacant for long, as Field House, a Nashville-themed sports bar, is in the works. The project is a new venture from Hootenanny Events managing partner Sean Clem, who also owns Tin Dog Tavern on 4th Avenue near the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Clem aims for the bar to be an ode to all things Nashville sports, including memorabilia representing the Titans, Predators, Sounds, Commodores, and other prominent local teams. The menu will be heavily bacon focused, with offerings including bacon cheese sticks, BLTs and a bacon cheeseburger with the bacon cooked into the patty. Pizzas, barbecue and traditional bar food will also be available for those not looking to go so pork-heavy. On the beverage side, there will be a full liquor bar, as well as 18 beers on tap, including 12 local brews, with extended happy hours throughout the week. Currently minor renovations are being made, including the addition of 14 flat screen televisions and a large projector, with plans to have the bar open by August 28.
· Tin Dog Tavern [Official Site]
· All Antica Coverage [-ENSH-]