430 W. Dickson St. / Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer
A restaurant and live music joint that got its start in Nashville will soon open on Dickson Street.
Owners of the Nashville-based chain Tin Roof have leased the building at 430 W. Dickson Street, and plan to soon open a Fayetteville location in the space that was most recently occupied by Hog Haus Brewing Co.
Venue owner Bob Franklin said the location, the building, and the city all seemed like a perfect fit for Tin Roof.
“One of the things that attracted us was the location, being right there on Dickson and West,” he said. “We liked the entertainment district there, and it being an area that is defined for what we do, entertainment and hospitality.
“Having a spot in that area was really attractive, and Fayetteville is a really nice city that has a lot of things going for it,” Franklin said.
Tin Roof first opened in 2002 on Demonbreun Hill, near Nashville’s famed Music Row. The idea was to create a place for musicians to perform, and also a place to hang out when they weren’t on stage.
“Over the years, our stages have hosted the famous, the should have been famous, and everyone in between,” the company’s website states.
Tin Roof on Beale Street in Memphis / Google
Franklin said that’s still the case today.
“Our original spot is about to start its 20th anniversary, but you still see songwriters, musicians, and everyone kind of hanging out there,” he said. “It’s a fun, casual place, where everyone is welcome.”
Since opening the original location in Nashville, Tin Roof has expanded to 17 cities across the U.S., including Louisville, Birmingham, Lexington, Columbia, Orlando, Detroit, St. Louis, Memphis, and others.
Each location is a little bit different, Franklin said, and the Fayetteville venue will also have its own unique feel.
“We aren’t cookie cutter, and that’s what’s great about the Fayetteville spot,” he said. “The building is fantastic.”
The Fayetteville location will include entertainment on both levels, with patio seating available both upstairs and downstairs. A parking area out back will also be converted into a patio and beer garden.
Franklin said the plan is to host live music seven nights a week from a variety of genres.
“Being from Nashville, we have country roots, but we’ll also have pop, rock, Americana, indie, and everything in between,” he said. “We really hope to bring that Nashville experience to Fayetteville.”
Franklin said the venue will host some touring shows, a lot of local music, songwriter nights, as well as showcases for up-and-coming acts from around the country.
In addition to the music, Tin Roof is also a restaurant, with a full menu including tacos, quesadillas, burgers, and other fare.
The building recently received a major renovation, but Franklin said there’s still quite a bit of work to be done before it’s ready for music and more.
“We’ve still got a decent amount of work to do,” he said. “The building owners have put in a lot, but we need to bring in bars, kitchens and restrooms.
“We hope to get into building permits this month, start construction after the holidays, and then open sometime in the spring,” said Franklin.