former home of tower records becoming homewood suites

nashville post broke the news in october that 2400 west end avenue will become the site of a new hotel.  the metro planning commission assessed the plans submitted by architects ragan-smith associates on behalf of the tract’s owner, rmr tn-west end, a local arm of memphis-based real estate investor, robert m rogers.

originally, a 222-room 8-story hotel, the develop is scaled back just a bit as a 7-story hotel.  also, it’s official that it will be a homewood suites.

home for years to the iconic tower records on the corner of west end and 24th avenue, fye won the location’s 5-year lease in an auction 4 years ago.  now with the loss of fye in that same prime music city locale further proving the death of the record store is evident, the lot will see new life in the near future.  the new 192-room hotel will also include a street level wine bar/restaurant and two stories of underground parking.  opening expected in summer 2013.

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