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a sign on the side of a building: Side elevation artist rendering of Shelby's Trio of restaurants, coming this year to downtown Clarksville.


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Facet elevation artist rendering of Shelby’s Trio of eating places, coming this calendar year to downtown Clarksville.

As lots of Clarksville organization and local community leaders have promised for months, big items are coming to downtown Clarksville.

Yet another boost to that upward momentum for the most historic, yet battling portion of the city is unveiled this 7 days.

Traders confirmed Tuesday strategies for a $4 million, a few-tale, privately-owned cafe and bar facility that the owners say is partly spawned by Montgomery County’s new multipurpose situations center.

At the corner of Second and College streets, and throughout University from the major gap where the new MPEC, or arena, is to be designed, an additional pair who believe that in the future of downtown — Joe and Cathi Maynard — are planning to insert their very own 18,700-square-foot structure that is to be termed, “Shelby’s Trio.”

That “trio” is to be broken down as follows:

• The 1st ground will be an American-themed eatery that highlights mainly 1970s muscle autos on screen.

• The second flooring will element great Italian delicacies geared up by a properly trained chef.

• The 3rd ground will have an indoor-out of doors, upscale rooftop bar. 

Joe Maynard says he hopes to have his city creating permit by late-February for a new downtown destination that could open up to buyers by December.



a large building: Shelby's Trio, shown in an artist rendering from front elevation.


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Shelby’s Trio, demonstrated in an artist rendering from entrance elevation.

The Maynards have presently grow to be key group supporters in other means, which include their nicely-recognized contributions to Austin Peay State College.

Now, they want to be a part of nearby govt and other non-public buyers in aiding to guide downtown Clarksville back to prominence, they reported.

“Last calendar year, we determined to make investments extra in the neighborhood and less in the inventory marketplace,” Joe Maynard advised The Leaf-Chronicle Tuesday afternoon, “and we genuinely want to assist the downtown group.

“The cafe has been my wife’s dream during our 38 several years of relationship,” he explained.

Sitting down on practically an acre at the leading of the hill on University Road, the 3-tiered Shelby’s Trio will owe its business title each to the Maynards’ grandson, and to the Shelby GT 500 common automobiles that will be aspect of his show on the initially flooring.

That ground, he’ll phone “Joe’s Garage Clarksville,” which will have the American-design eatery of custom burgers, warm canines, barbecue and brats, amid a showcase of GT, Chevelle, Cuda and other 500-additionally-horsepower automotive classics owned by the Maynards and other regional contributors.

“On times where by there is excellent climate, we will even have cruise-ins,” Cathi Maynard stated.

Acquire just one of two elevators to the second floor, and the temper modifications. There, fantastic Italian cuisine is prepared, to be prepared by a experienced chef.

They are going to get in touch with this cafe, “Gatte Cucina.”

“This level will characteristic a restaurant which is a very little nicer, where you would want to dress a small nicer. It really is a minimal far more distinctive, with a little considerably less seating than on the to start with floor,” Joe Maynard reported.

On to the third, or best floor, you can land in “Skyline 500 Bar,” which, as the name implies, will supply patrons a 360-diploma view of downtown, APSU, the arena and the Cumberland River — and the “500” aspect of the title goes back again to Joe Maynard’s really like of the GT muscle autos.

It will be an upscale bar also serving a mild menu. It will be fifty percent-indoors, half-outdoors with partial cover and heating in colder climate, and lounge-model furnishings.

The Maynards approach to open the initial-floor cafe close to 10 a.m. daily, whilst the next and third floors will open everyday about 4:30 p.m. and shut by 11 p.m.

The large amount itself is anticipated to offer you space for parking up to 60 cars, and the ton and setting up will be wheelchair-accessible.

Lyle-Prepare dinner-Martin Architects of Clarksville is managing the building design. “It is really a major facility — greater than what I experienced at first planned. We consider what we are bringing to downtown is heading to be a massive attract. We are going to be adding about 250 restaurant seats to the downtown place and we’ll be capable to effortlessly tackle crowds of up to 500 persons at a time,” Joe Maynard claimed.

With the endeavor, he in fact won’t have to quit his day task as vast majority owner of Echo Electricity Engineering. He’ll use his engineering expertise, in simple fact, to equip the full setting up with a backup generator to help its ability supply.

“This is intended to be a legacy area in Clarksville for our loved ones,” Joe Maynard reported. The few have two sons and a daughter-in-regulation in the location, in addition three grandchildren.

“We’ve purchased into Clarksville fairly seriously in the earlier calendar year,” he stated. “Observing the MPEC occur assisted with inspiring the cafe facet of it. And when you search at the master approach for redevelopment of Second and College streets, you see anything that is going to be a destination issue not just for Clarksville, but folks all over a broader location.”

Also spurred by the MPEC, the few mentioned, are ideas from the nearby Hand loved ones to do a makeover of the Riverview Inn as a Hilton hotel, and supply added retail lease spaces in between the MPEC and that hotel.

“We are worn out of looking at neighborhood persons go to Nashville all the time for eating and leisure, when they could continue to be right here,” Joe Maynard explained.

And the target of getting included cafe offerings for downtown is not to contend with what is already there, Cathi Maynard reported, but rather, enhance it all.

“We’re not competing with the other significant restaurant owners in Clarksville. Our menu products, for the most component, will never be the very same as theirs,” she reported. “Our goal is to do some thing to really encourage folks to support all companies in the area.”

With far more construction now all-but confirmed up coming-door to the MPEC, search for a chaotic and bustling spring and summer season in downtown Clarksville — highlighted by the sounds of large equipment.

Arrive at Jimmy Settle at [email protected] or 931-245-0247. To support his operate, signal up for a electronic membership to TheLeafChronicle.com.

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