Fifth + Broadway, A Massive New Retail Space & Food Hall, Opens In Downtown Nashville

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Been a long time coming for this one.

Nashville’s brand new retail space and food hall located right in the heart of Lower Broadway is finally open.

Fifth + Broadway is a new six-acre shopping center consisting of retail space, restaurants and even a rooftop entertainment venue that will be opening later this spring.

The project broke ground in 2017, and was delayed due to the COVID pandemic. But today, the massive new space celebrated its grand opening and began welcoming customers for the first time.

Located directly across the street from both Bridgestone Arena and the Ryman Auditorium, tenants of Fifth + Broadway include The Nash Collection, Tecovas Boots, Sephora and Ray-Ban.

Dining options include the first Hattie B’s in downtown Nashville, Shake Shack, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream and Slim & Husky’s, a Nashville-based pizzeria that’s become a favorite for locals and tourists alike.

And as if that’s not enough, the space also houses Assembly Food Hall North, an open-air food hall featuring 21 local favorites like Prince’s Hot Chicken, The Pharmacy Burger and Desano Pizzeria. There’s outdoor patio seating for dining, and an additional food hall, Assembly Food Hall South, will be opening later this spring.

The space is also home to the National Museum of African American Music, as well as The Place at Fifth + Broadway, a 34-story luxury apartment building which opened last fall.

General Manager Tom Miller said of Fifth + Broadway:

“It’s a city within a city. We’ve got all these different elements. I think we’re going to see plenty of tourists who want to come and explore. And I think it’s really going to energize people who live here to have another reason to come downtown.”

Now, people who live in Nashville generally avoid downtown like the plague, so I’m not sure how many people who live here are going to be going downtown just for Fifth + Broadway, but it will be great to have more lunch options for people who work in the area, as well as places to shop or grab a bite to eat before a concert or a Preds game.

And… you’re just steps away from all the bars and honky tonks.

A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock