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Moonshine at Opry Mills?

Opry Mills Eyed for Tennessee's First Enclosed Retail Center Distillery

From:  Nashville Post

In a move that could yield a first for Nashville and the state, Metro Councilman Jeff Syracuse is seeking to amend Metro’s code to permit an artisan distiller to operate at Opry Mills mall.

Specifically, Syracuse’s move involves an update to the code that regulates the city’s various commercial attraction (CA) districts.

“We’re doing due diligence to see if it’s viable,” said Syracuse, in whose District 15 the mall sits. “It would be a great amenity for Opry Mills.”

At press time, the company had not consented to being identified, and its name is on no Metro or state documents. Syracuse, who declined to ID the company, said much work remains to be done on the effort. The Metro Planning Department has yet to finalize rezoning request documents.

“We are beginning the process of making sure from a zoning and building code perspective that all factors — such as ventilation and fire suppression systems — are considered,” he said. Syracuse said officials with the Metro Planning and Codes departments are expected to meet later this week to discuss the issue.

Robert D. PinsonRobert D. PinsonRob Pinson, a Bone McAllester Norton attorney with a focus on alcoholic beverage law, is representing the prospective distillery. He declined to disclose the identification of the company but noted it is not located in Tennessee.

“The company would like to offer flavored vodkas and moonshine,” Pinson said. “They will rely heavily on foot traffic at the mall.”

If it materializes, the distillery would be the first to operate within an enclosed mall in the state. In contrast, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine distills at outdoor shopping center The Island in Pigeon Forge.

Davidson County is home to Corsair Artisan Distillery located in Wedgewood-Houston and Marathon Village, Nelson’s Greenbrier, Nashville Craft Distillery, SPEAKeasy Spirits Distillery and Prichard’s Distillery at Fontanel in Joelton. Metro has approximately 57 CA districts, all located within the general Opry Mills and Music Valley area in east Davidson County.

Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group owns Opry Mills mall.



 

This article copied entirely from the Nashville Post.

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Bone McAllester Norton’s Alcoholic Beverage Law team is working to secure the appropriate licensing for D. Canale & Co., who announced its plans to build and open a spirits distillery and tasting room in downtown Memphis. The nearly 55,000 square-foot facility, housed in a 1920s-era warehouse at 301 S. Front St., will produce and bottle premium distilled spirits. The $5 million project, named Old Dominick, will open next fall.

The Memphis Business Journal has more on this story here.

 

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Alcoholic Beverage Group Files Applications for Three Distilleries in Sevier County

Bone McAllester Norton’s Alcoholic Beverage Law group has filed distillery applications for three clients in Sevier County, ahead of a new law governing distilleries that takes effect Monday. According to The Mountain Press, Old Forge Distillery, Dumplin Creek Distillery and Ole Smoky Distillery plan to build in East Tennessee. The new law allows construction of distilleries with on-site sales, but cities and counties have 45 days to stop the construction, saying they don’t want distilleries in their jurisdictions. Because our clients filed their applications this week, they will be allowed to sell their product on-site, even if the local governments tried to opt out of the law.

The full article is posted below.

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Bone McAllester Norton client Billy Kaufman, president and founder Short Mountain Distillery in Cannon County, was included in a May 27 Tennessean article describing the push of the Williamson County planning commission to allow distilleries into rural areas of the county. Kaufman noted that one of his goals is to be an ambassador for the entire county, and he supports the effort to ruralize that business.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters.   Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.