More music is on its way to downtown Nashville. The history Acme Farm Supply building on Lower Broadway is slated to become Music City's newest music venue.
The building has been part of the city's landscape for more than 120 and might be best known for its red and white checkerboard facade.
"When the Acme re-opens, I know it will add more vibrancy to one of the most authentic live music districts in the country," said Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.
Plans call for three floors of entertainment, from low-scale to upscale, with music, games, gourmet food and comfortable couches to just sit and relax at 1st and Broadway.
"I can't think of a more important building, maybe in the entire city, and certainly downtown, that needed to come back to life," said Butch Spyridon, president of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau.
It's all in the place farmers once frequented to keep their cows happy.
The building's old floors and wooden beams will give the Acme's food and spirits an authentic feel.
"There's a lot of things we're gonna do, but the main thing is to keep it the same," said restaurateur and owner of TomKats, Tom Morales.
Morales and country music star Alan Jackson are just a few of the investors.
If all goes according to plan, the new honky tonk will open sometime in summer 2014.
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