Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint at Rutledge Place


410 4th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37201

Fresh Capital purchased The Rutledge building in Nashville’s SoBro (South of Broadway) neighborhood before the area became a “hotspot,” therefore avoiding what shortly thereafter became record-setting land prices that would have been a barrier to this premium market. Because of FC’s foresight, this building became a part of our portfolio before the cost became prohibitive.

Martin’s newest downtown location is positioned perfectly with regard to its proximity to the Music City Center, Bridgestone Arena, high-volume hotels, and a concentration of billions of dollars in new investments in downtown Nashville, which means that the return on this investment is likely to be monumental.

FC worked directly with the tenant and business owner, Patrick Martin, to provide his fourth Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint: a completely unique & impressive build-to-suit for their new flagship location. Like other Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joints, this included plenty of space for the kitchen, seating, and for large whole-hog smokers; but unique to this double-decker Martin’s restaurant, the downtown location also features private dining rooms for special events, additional bar space with bar games, and an outdoor beer garden, among other exciting and challenging extras.

FC managed the relationships between architect, tenant and general contractor on a daily basis to ensure completion of this massive project within a reasonable timeline considering the size, scope, and changing nature of the project.

This project provided a landmark restaurant for Patrick Martin and the Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint brand as well as an exciting new landmark for downtown Nashville as a whole.

Between the exciting attractions and food at Martin’s, the prevalent location and the booming tourist market in downtown Nashville, FC expects to see huge returns on this investment.