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Turkish Street Food and the Pharmacy’s Premium Sausages Join Lineup at Long-Awaited Assembly Food Hall

More new tenants for Downtown’s upcoming food hall announced, from the owners of Edessa and the Pharmacy, plus spiked shaved ice from Cotton & Snow

As construction creeps closer to completion at Assembly Food Hall, the highly anticipated enormous food hall opening in downtown Nashville in spring of 2021, more future food tenants were announced this morning in a press release.

Nashville standout Turkish restaurant Edessa’s owners announce they’ll open Istanbul Shawarma inside the food hall — bringing savory Turkish street food and other Mediterranean options to the table. They plan to feature mainstays from their menu, such as shawarma bowls, lawash wraps and baklava, and they are excited to offer tantuni, a Turkish take on a taco.

The Pharmacy Burger, one of the first tenants announced for the downtown entertainment dining and destination at Fifth + Broadway back in 2019, is adding a second food option, The Pharmacy Wurst. The Pharmacy Wurst will focus on its fan favorites beyond the burgers — like premium bratwurst and currywurst — all made in house and smoked over Tennessee white oak. Other new menu options will include beer-battered bratwurst corndogs and panchanga, a vegan wurst.

Next on the docket is Cotton & Snow Shaved Ice — with fresh-spun cotton candy alongside a rainbow of spiked and non-alcoholic shaved ice options. The popular establishment on Music Valley Drive is known for its smooth snow and homemade flavors. It will rotate more than 100 of its most trendy flavors of shaved ice, including boozy flavors of SnoWhite Russian, Mexican Margarita, Hawaiian Colada, Whisk Me Sour, Berry Much Daiquiri, Jack Frost Coke and My Tie.

These new partners add to the growing list of restaurants already announced to fill Assembly Food Hall, including: Coco’s Café & Dulce, Coco’s Fresh Italian, DeSano Pizzeria, Donut Distillery, Edley’s Bar-B-Que, Hattie Jane’s Creamery, Hōru Sushi Kitchen, NoBaked Cookie Dough, Oke Poké, Prince’s Hot Chicken, Saffron, Smokin Chikin, Steam Boys, Thai Esane, and The Liege Waffle Co.

Scheduled to open in spring 2021, the massive multi-level dining and entertainment destination will feature more than 20 dining options, including multiple bars, two full-service restaurants, live music venues, and an expansive rooftop space overlooking Broadway. It will anchor the Fifth + Broadway mixed-use development.