Amazon Books, Goop, and more: 5 new businesses and restarants coming to Southwest Nashville


A number of big-name retailers have recently announced plans to open in the Southwest Nashville area in the coming months. Take a look at some of the new stores and eateries coming to the area below.

Amazon Books

Amazon is opening a retail location inside the Mall at Green Hills, 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Ste. 213, Nashville, according to an Amazon spokesperson.

Amazon Books will occupy the 4,600-square-foot space formerly home to Z Gallerie, a spokesperson confirmed to Community Impact Newspaper. Amazon Books is the company’s chain of retail bookstores, which offers “customer-favorite books, all rated 4 stars and above, top sellers and new releases,” according to its website.

An opening date has not been announced, but a spokesperson said the company is currently hiring for the location. The store will be the first Amazon Books location in Tennessee.

The company opened a brick-and-mortar location in New York City, pictured above, in 2018. (via Courtesy Goop)


Goop, a lifestyle brand founded by Gwyneth Paltrow, is expected to open a brick-and-mortar store in 12 South at 2707 12th Ave. S., Nashville, according to a permit issued by Metro Nashville. The permit, which shows Brentwood-based company Shaub Construction in charge of the build out, was issued Monday, Aug. 12.

In addition to pop-up locations, Goop has permanent stores in New York, London and Los Angels, according to the company’s website. The company sells beauty, fashion and kitchen products at its physical locations.

An opening date for the Nashville location has not been announced.

Assembly Food Hall

A 100,000-square-foot food hall slated for Fifth and Broadway, a mixed-use retail and entertainment hub under construction in downtown Nashville, now has an official name and newly announced tenants, The Food Hall Co. announced Monday, Aug. 12.

Assembly Food Hall, which is expected to open in fall 2020, will be home to more than 20 local and regional restaurant groups, according to The Food Hall Co., a Plano, Texas-based company specializing in bringing restaurants together under one roof.

In addition to unveiling the venue’s name, the company announced its third wave of restaurants, including Nashville-based eateries DeSano Pizzeria, Zulema’s Taqueria and NoBaked Cookie Dough. Previously announced tenants include Prince’s Hot Chicken, The Donut + Dog, The Pharmacy Burger, Edley’s Bar-B-Que and Hattie Jane’s Creamery.

Additional restaurants will be announced leading up to Assembly Food Hall’s fall 2020 opening, according to the release.

North Italia

Italian restaurant chain North Italia will open Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Mall at Green Hills, 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville, according to a news release. The menu will feature a selection of handmade pasta, pizza and other entrees such as grilled artichoke, short rib radiatori and more.

The 7,000-square-foot restaurant will also feature a dining room, patio and full bar, according to the release. North Italia has more than 20 locations across the U.S. 615-622-7423.

Margaritaville Hotel Nashville

Margaritaville Hotel Nashville, a 12-story hotel inspired by singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffet, is expected to open in December at 425 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville, according to a news release.

The 217-room hotel will feature 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, a rooftop pool and two dining options: JWB Grill and Fins Bar, the release said. The hotel is accepting reservations for December and after.

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