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What stores or dining places are wanted in Clarksville?

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a close up of a plate of food and a drink on a table: Some of Drake's menu items


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Some of Drake’s menu products

Just lately we announced some new chain places to eat for redeveloping Clarksville Commons browsing middle on Madison Street, and we figured out that a buyer has been uncovered for the former Demos’ cafe creating off Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.

Any news about new enterprise improvement in the middle of a pandemic is good news. It displays that somebody out there is even now prepared to commit in our community.

As soon as all of this is around, we’ll get back again to complete-scale small business activity — and for Clarksville, “complete-scale” will probable as soon as yet again signify “large” and “strong.”

In December we learned by the Clarksville Developing Codes Department that Panda Categorical and Chipotle Mexican Grill are coming to the Clarksville Commons outlet up coming to Wendy’s.



a parking lot: Site work for Panda Express and Chipotle Mexican Grill fronting Clarksville Commons shopping center.


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Web page operate for Panda Categorical and Chipotle Mexican Grill fronting Clarksville Commons shopping center.

This shopping center is remembered by lots of regional people as the former Madison Avenue Kmart site. It has received a makeover that included the addition of various lower price outlet outlets.

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David Smith, Clarksville’s Building Codes director, said Panda Specific has obtained its constructing allow for Clarksville Commons, though Chipotle has submitted design programs to town officers.

They will be fronting the new Marshalls, Ross, Burke’s Outlet, Rack Space Footwear and Planet Health. The shopping centre has been redeveloped and reinvigorated by the Chattanooga company, Increase Partners.

This will be the next Clarksville location for Panda Convey and Chipotle. Panda Specific has a restaurant at 3073 Wilma Rudolph Blvd., and Chipotle can also be located at 625 Kennedy Lane — both in close proximity to Interstate 24 Exit 4.

There has also been speak of a next Clarksville Panera Bread location. But at this stage it really is apparently just communicate.

Months back there ended up indications by way of the Regional Preparing Fee that Panera, at the moment with a location close to Exit 4, would also be coming to Clarksville Commons with a 2nd retail store, but for now, Smith said Panera is “off the radar.”

Across city, Demos’ will become Drake’s cafe sometime during the very first fifty percent of this 12 months.

The new eatery will reside in the at present vacant building at 120 S. Hampton Put, next to Buffalo Wild Wings and throughout from the Kohl’s shopping center.

Smith said Drake’s — part of Bluegrass Hospitality Group headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky — has a $1.2 million permit to renovate the restaurant structure that was originally developed a handful of a long time in the past for the well-regarded middle Tennessee restaurant chain Demos’. 

Drake’s specializes in a variety of steaks, burgers and sandwiches, fish, hen, quesadillas, salads, sushi and extra. Its consume menu is highlighted by craft beers and cocktails. Currently, the Drake’s locale closest to Clarksville is in Franklin’s Great Springs.

On top rated of all of this, grocery wars proceed. Publix is even more staking its assert in our current market, not long ago confirming programs to assemble a fourth Clarksville grocery keep at the southwest corner of 101st Airborne Division Parkway and Trenton Street. The company has executed a lease for that site.

Clarksville is priming alone for substantially extra retail development, even amid the COVID outbreak. We’re viewing development fill in parts of the town boundaries that have sat vacant, and that is what retail traders want to see. They want that populace density that, for them, equates to upcoming clientele.

They also want the residence disposable revenue to be there, and in accordance to the Clarksville-Montgomery County Financial Advancement Council, our average residence, and typical particular incomes in Clarksville keep on being on the increase — slowly and gradually, but steadily.

The common, once-a-year private earnings figure for Montgomery County is now at $43,028. The typical median household profits now stands at $56,948.

Our countywide inhabitants is heading towards the 250,000 mark. Views on what stores and places to eat we want in Clarksville may double that determine.

What firms, or forms of corporations would you like to see coming in Clarksville’s long term? Also, wherever should they be located?

I might like to hear from you. Mail me an e mail or reply on social media.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Clarksville business and government reporter Jimmy Settle poses for a portrait in downtown Clarksville, Tenn., on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.


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Clarksville enterprise and government reporter Jimmy Settle poses for a portrait in downtown Clarksville, Tenn., on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.

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