Luke Bryan is the latest country star to dive into the Nashville bar scene, opening his new restaurant and bar, Luke's 32 Bridge a few weeks ago. Now, he's giving fans a look inside the cool space.
The country music superstar is planning to at least lend his name) to a new venue at 301 Broadway, according to Metro Historic Zoning Commission documents.
The news of Bryan’s expansion into the honky-tonk business, which was first reported by the Nashville Business Journal, follows a slew of other celebrity bars opening in the heart of the city’s tourist mecca. It also comes as Lower Broadway bar owners report unprecedented sales figures thanks to the city's booming leisure tourism industry.
Bryan will join the ranks of Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, John Rich, Alan Jackson and Kid Rock. Many of those bars are licensing deals between the celebrity and the bar owner.
Ohio-based TC Restaurant Group purchased the building at 301 Broadway for $5.5 million in March. The company, which typically remains mum about its Nashville plans and has denied The Tennessean interview requests in the past, has been gobbling up Lower Broadway real estate at record prices in the past year.
The new sign at 301 Broadway would read "Luke's 32 Bridge Kitchen + Drink." (Photo: Metro Historic Zoning Commission)
The company most recently partnered with Jason Aldean to open Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar. Their restaurant/bar portfolio also includes FGL House, Sun Diner, Luigi’s City Pizza and Crazy Town.