Maneet Chauhan’s Nashville restaurant empire is set to expand, according to a handful of anonymous tipsters. Two industry insiders have suggested that she and the team from Morph Hospitality Group are planning a new venture in the former Salt & Vine space at 4001 Charlotte Avenue.
Salt & Vine closed earlier this summer after being open just two years in the Hill Center Sylvan Heights development, though the owners’ neighboring wine shop has remained open. The wine bar and restaurant served shareable plates in a bright, open floor plan but was unable to survive the capricious tastes of Nashville diners.
Perhaps Chauhan’s seemingly golden touch will fare better, as her first projects outside of New York and Chicago have seen much success in this tumultuous time for restaurants in Nashville. Her trio of concepts in the Gulch — the eponymous Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Tansuo, and The Mockingbird — already run the gamut from Indian with Southern flair to regional Chinese to dressed-up diner fare.
What could she have up her sleeve for a West-side restaurant? Eater reached out to Morph Hospitality to get more information on the proposed project but so far has not heard back.
Update: Since publication, a person affiliated with Morph Hospitality said a lease has not officially been signed yet, and another tipster emailed to say the new restaurant will offer fast casual Indian street food.
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