Marketplace: H.G. Hill lands a corner

Monday, July 21, 2008 at 3:29am

H.G. Hill Realty finally owns the Belle Meade corner it has long coveted.

The developer last week closed on a deal to buy the gas station at 4328 Harding Pike, paying $1.3 million. Neal Clayton of BrokerSouth Real Estate handled the deal.

The property sits next to the Publix-anchored center H.G. Hill is developing. The gas station will be torn down later this year and about 6,800 square feet of additional retail will be built. The Hill Center also will include office space.

H.G. Hill has had the first right of refusal buy the property for years. Another user had put a contract on the property kicking the process into gear, allowing H.G. Hill to make the purchase.

Icon coffee

The Gulch’s Icon tower has signed another lease for ground-floor retail.

Locally owned Casablanca Coffee will join Urban Flats, a recently signed chain restaurant. Casablanca has one other location – 614A Highway 76 in White House.

Marketstreet Management, partners with Bristol Development on Icon, sought to have a locally owned café in the building. Nashville retail broker Susan Gorney has been handling the leasing of Icon’s retail space.

Christian Bros. spreading in area

Houston-based Christian Brothers Automotive Corp. is working on two additional Nashville area locations.

The franchiser, which touts itself as a higher-end repair shop, has property under contract along Highway 31 in Spring Hill. It’s also negotiating for a location in Hendersonville.

Christian Brothers has a location in Brentwood and Murfreesboro.

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