Following multiple rumors, and today confirmed by the Nashville Post, the long awaited return of the Gulch dining destination of yesteryear Watermark has come to a screeching halt.
For nearly three years now, the plan was for Watermark to find a new home in SoBro’s Bridgestone Tower (circa 2017, originally), but the Post now reports that Highwoods Properties, who co-developed the site and owns the tower, confirmed the news that Watermark will indeed not be a tenant of the skyscraper.
Hughes Brown first opened Watermark in 2005 with his father, Jerry, with the restaurant garnering near-instant national attention for the city. After a number of chef shuffles, Watermark closed in 2016, with the promise to return to the Bridgestone Tower spot.
Brown told the Post that they are not actively seeking a new location for the Gulch pioneer restaurant. Stay tuned as Eater has reached out to see what might replace Watermark in the SoBro skyscraper.