The 5,460-square-foot, iconic nightlife destination serves as first retail tenant on Printer’s Alley and fully activates the renovated alley just behind One Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 19th, 2022) — Unico Properties is excited to announce a new retail lease with Underground Cocktail Club, an iconic nightlife destination owned by Emmy Award-winning, Chicago restaurateur Billy Dec, in Printer’s Alley at One Nashville. The Class A high-rise is located at 150 4th Avenue North at the epicenter of Downtown Nashville’s business and entertainment hubs. The 5,460-square-foot Underground Cocktail Club serves as One Nashville’s first retail tenant on Printer’s Alley since Unico converted the Printer’s Alley space into a restaurant location with the intention to activate the renovated alley just behind One Nashville. As part of Unico’s conversion of Printer’s Alley, it includes a mural from Los Angeles-based graffiti artist and fashion entrepreneur, riskrock.
This will be the first Underground Cocktail Club in Nashville, and it expands Dec’s Nashville footprint. The first Underground Cocktail Club, which is located in Chicago, is known nationally as an iconic nightlife leader, thriving for more than 15 years.
Dec was one of the pioneers of bringing luxury hospitality and dining to Nashville when he opened restaurant and entertainment venue Sunda New Asian in The Gulch area of downtown Nashville in 2018. With the addition of Underground Cocktail Club, Dec is bringing a thriving hotspot known for attracting celebrities and talent such as Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, David Beckham, Ludacris, Michael Jordan, John Mayer, John Legend, Miley Cyrus, and more to Music City.
“Bringing such a celebrated hospitality and entertainment venue to Printer’s Alley from an award- winning restaurateur like Billy Dec is the perfect way to launch the fully-reimagined space connecting Printer’s Alley and One Nashville. Underground Cocktail Club really aligns with our vision for Printer’s Alley as a central part of Nashville’s downtown culture,” Unico Properties Senior Vice President and Regional Director Andrew Cox.
“It’s been such an honor and privilege to live in and serve the great city of Nashville for the last five years, that it’s with great pride we are able to announce we are expanding our investments and offerings in addition to Sunda New Asian in the Gulch, bringing another of our award-winning concepts from Chicago, The Underground Cocktail Club, to open in iconic Printer’s Alley. Inspired by a 1920’s Cocktail Club, that evolves throughout the night, The Underground Cocktail Club will celebrate the unique history of Printer’s Alley with a 1920s themed menu, cocktails, and décor, with modern and innovative elements and energy that makes it quite cutting edge and unique,” said Billy Dec, Founder/CEO of The Underground Cocktail Club.
Underground Cocktail Club has made a commitment to hire high-profile partners who are all local to Nashville, including the general contractor, designers, and architects.
“We’re excited to support the arrival of the highly-acclaimed Underground Cocktail Club to One Nashville,” said Janel Jensen, Unico Properties Director, Retail Leasing. “We’re thrilled to work with Billy as they expand in Nashville and we are pleased to partner with him to bring this famed concept to our tenants, the locals, and visitors to Printer’s Alley.”
In May of 2021, Unico celebrated the completion of its three phase, seven-million-dollar renovation of One Nashville and unveiled the state-of-the-art amenities and a fully-reimagined, tenant- centered experience at the building. Some of the new, modern amenities include: a new tenant lounge; a hospitality-focused lobby; a new, fully-equipped fitness center with towel service, and new, interior bike storage. As part of the renovation, Unico rebranded One Nashville Place to One Nashville.
In September of 2021, Unico attracted and secured a long-term lease for Seattle specialty roasting company Anchorhead Coffee at the building. Anchorhead will open its 800-square-foot café in the building’s new tenant lounge this April, bringing premium coffee, cold brew and select house made pastries to building tenants and to downtown Nashville. With four cafés in the Puget Sound region of Washington state, this represents the first retail location for Anchorhead outside of Seattle.
Unico has secured six new office leases, totaling approximately 25,000 square feet, since completing the renovation of One Nashville. Some of these new tenants at One Nashville include CliftonLarsonAllen, Interocean Capital, and SupplySource.
Unico was represented by Elam Freeman of Ojas Partners.