Chef Deb Paquette and Etch owners plan new Sylvan Park restaurant
West Nashville project slated to open summer 2015 in Priam Ventures development
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 4, 2014) - - - The team behind award-winning Etch will open a new restaurant in summer 2015 in Sylvan Park. Chef Deb Paquette, along with partners Doug Hogrefe and Paul Schramkowski, have reached an agreement to lease the 3000 square foot space in west Nashville on 46th Ave. at Utah Ave. in the commercial development project under renovation by Priam Ventures LLC. The yet-to-be-named restaurant will offer an inviting neighborhood atmosphere and relaxed menu at the same level of quality and service Etch diners have come to enjoy. Menu development and interior design plans are in progress for the 100-seat dinner-only restaurant which includes a bar and patio.
“Deb has wanted to get back to west Nashville for some time and reconnect with the area that her former restaurant Zola served for many years,” said Hogrefe. “The success of Etch has given us the opportunity to do so. This new project will give her the chance to bring cuisine that is ‘classic Deb’ in a laid back, neighborhood environment.”
Priam Ventures LLC, a real estate investment firm, previously announced the renovation and remodeling project of the existing commercial structure, which formerly housed Taste of Italy. Priam Ventures’ Fund II, a $20 million vehicle, is currently deploying capital in Nashville, Louisville, Chattanooga and Indianapolis. Austin Benedict, broker with Colliers International, represented Paquette and her partners in the transaction. Jon Petty and Lee White with Southeast Venture represented the developer. The team at Etch plans to reflect the building’s early 20th century charm in their interior design headed by lead architect Barry Brechak, who also worked on Etch, to create a casual space for locals to share a meal with friends and family.
About chef Deb Paquette and Etch:
Veteran chef Deb Paquette continued her local legacy by opening Etch with restaurateurs Doug Hogrefe and Paul Schramkowski in August of 2012 in downtown Nashville’s Encore building. She formerly owned Zola on the west end. Her globally-inspired cuisine made Etch the top pick in the city by Zagat, a recurring “Best Restaurants” winner by Nashville Lifestyles, and gained national attention with mentions in The Wall Street Journal, Wine Spectator and Garden & Gun. For more information, visit www.etchrestaurant.com.