M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers set to expand
Third location headed for Capitol View district
April 4, 2017 – M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers will open its third Nashville location, announces Austin Ray, owner. The neighborhood bar is headed for Capitol View, a $750 million, 32-acre mixed-use district spanning seven blocks at the intersection of I-40/Charlotte Avenue and 11th Avenue North near downtown Nashville.
M.L.Rose Capitol View, set to open by this fall, will be a 4,750 square foot establishment, located at the southwest corner of 11th Avenue and Nelson Merry Street in the ground floor retail space of the new HCA headquarters building for Sarah Cannon, Parallon and HealthTrust.
The original M.L.Rose opened on 8th Avenue South in 2008 and quickly became a staple of the neighborhood. The combination of great burgers, pub food and a focus on the emerging craft beer market elicited rapid growth, as well as the second M.L.Rose location on Charlotte Avenue, which opened in 2012.
“Every neighborhood needs a great neighborhood pub,” said Ray. “The first two locations opened in areas that were not yet established as dining or entertainment destinations, and now both Melrose and Charlotte Ave/Sylvan Park are buzzing. In fact, I’ve seen more than a few business deals related to the development of these areas go down over a beer at M.L.Rose. Capitol View is a complete neighborhood set in the midst of other booming Nashville neighborhoods like the Gulch, Germantown, Downtown and Midtown. We aim to be a regular spot for residents and employees of Capitol View’s spaces, as well as an easy driving, walking, or biking destination for our neighbors.”
The Capitol View district will house more than 1,100,000 square feet of Class A office space, 130,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, 600 multi-family residential units, 2 hotels and a 2.5-acre Urban Activity Park connected to Nashville’s greenway system.
“Parking is an issue for many desirable Nashville neighborhoods,” added Ray. “The ability to offer ample free parking to our guests is one of the things that made Capitol View so attractive to us.”
M.L.Rose Capitol View will offer the same ‘get out without getting fancy’ atmosphere its other locations have established, including a comfortable, lively pub feel that celebrates the spirit of the building as well as the brand. With the M.L.Rose brand now well-known to craft beer lovers, guests can expect an expansive craft beer menu with 34 local and craft beers on tap, as well as craft burgers served with a crispy pile of signature waffle fries, pub food favorites like nachos, and wings, and fresh items like sandwiches and salads for lunch, dinner, happy hour, late night drinks and eats, and weekend brunch.
“Capitol View is more than a collection of buildings, it’s an emerging community, and every community needs that great local pub where you and your friends or you and your family can come together to grab your favorite burger, your favorite beverage and relax in an atmosphere that feels comfortable,” says Mark Traylor, retail partner at Boyle. “Austin is a proven restaurateur and M.L.Rose is that proven local concept that makes you feel like you are right where you need to be.”
Capitol View is a mixed-use urban district located in the heart of Nashville that includes offices, retail shops, restaurants, multi-family residential units, hotels and an urban activity park with a trailhead for the Nashville Greenway. www.capitolviewnashville.com
In 2008, the Melrose neighborhood of Nashville was on the verge of transformation and in need of a great neighborhood bar. Our goal was to create a fun place where friends and neighbors could relax, hang out and spend time catching up over great food and beer. As the city and neighborhood have grown, so have we, but our focus remains the same – to be Nashville’s favorite place to get out without getting fancy. M.L.Rose takes many shapes as a neighborhood hangout offering lunch, dinner, happy hour, late night menus, and weekend brunch. Every M.L.Rose location features a great patio perfect for drinking craft beer with old or new friends.
With 34 craft beers on tap at each location, we’re committed to serving the best beer we can find from Nashville and beyond. We believe in fresh, simple pub food made from high quality ingredients. Our burgers range from traditional to crafty, and our 100% Angus beef is always fresh, natural, and hormone/antibiotic-free. Any burger is better with a crispy pile of our signature waffle fries. The rest of our menu is rounded out by indulgent sandwiches, sharable snacks, as well as fresh, crisp salads and wraps. For more information, visit www.mlrose.com.
M.L.Rose is owned and operated by Austin Ray as part of the A.Ray Hospitality, a Nashville-based hospitality group that also owns and operates The Sutler, Melrose Billiard Parlor, and soon-to-come Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House. For more information, visit www.arayhospitality.com.