The teams behind top Nashville restaurants Butcher and Bee, Rolf and Daughters, and Old Glory are set for further East Nashville expansion, with all three groups signing on to bring new restaurants to a forthcoming development on Dickerson Pike.
According to a press release, a new mixed-use development in the McFerrin/Cleveland Park area of East Nashville will be home to three new restaurants: one from Philip Krajeck, the owner behind Rolf and Daughters and Folk; one from the trio behind Butcher and Bee and Redheaded Stranger, including chef Bryan Weaver; and one from Old Glory owner Alexis Soler. The yet-to-be-named development is taking over the site of a former Piggy Wiggly grocery store at 917 Dickerson Pike.
Details regarding the restaurants are scarce at this point, though there’s at least one vague description for the restaurant from the team behind cocktail bar Old Glory: “whimsical, yet modern designed, and playful.” The release also indicates that the restaurant from Weaver will serve dinner only, and that the idea will be “entirely new,” so presumably something different from the Tex-Mex tilt of Redheaded Stranger or the Mediterranean menu at brunch favorite Butcher and Bee.
The restaurateurs signed on for leases do not come as a surprise; all three groups have become major players in the East Nashville restaurant scene. While Krajeck made his East Nashville debut with Folk in 2018 and Weaver with Redheaded Stranger the following year, Soler is a veteran of the area with twelve-year old cocktail bar No. 308.
The developers of the mixed-use project is a group that includes folks behind the three-year old Dive Motel and Swim Club, the renovation of the Roxy Theater, and the future home of Good People Brewing, the Birmingham-born brewery slated to take over the McGavock House building in East Nashville. A timeline for the restaurants is not yet known; Eater has reached out to the teams involved and will publish updates accordingly.