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A New Restaurant Is in the Works for Controversial Sylvan Park Site

But there are still a couple of hurdles it has to overcome first

Eater Nashville

Plans were revealed this week for a potential new restaurant concept for the retail building located at 46th and Utah in Sylvan Park. Announced at a community meeting, The Tennessean reports that current Atlanta residents and would-be owner/operators Victoria Rothberg and Chris Raucci plan "to open [a] yet-to-be-named, globally inspired, small-plate restaurant[,]" which would be "expected to be open only for dinner and serve brunch on weekends with dishes priced between $5 and $25." Rothberg would serve as general manager, with Raucci running the kitchen.

But the restaurant, which would seat 70 inside and another 20 outside, is still a couple of approvals away from becoming a reality. First, they have to obtain a beer permit. And second, the landlord would have to get a modification to the specific plan for the property, allowing it to remain open one hour later (11 p.m. versus 10 p.m.) on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Previously, chef Deb Paquette and her team were slated to open Truss restaurant in the same space, but those plans were derailed due to a dispute between the Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association and the property's prior owner over the footprint of the new building.

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