Upscale Restaurant BrickTop’s Coming to McEwen Project in Cool Springs, Tennessee

Cool Springs, Tenn. (January 18, 2011) – Amstar today announced that BrickTop’s, the Nashville-based upscale restaurant, will build and open its next signature venue in Cool Springs at Amstar’s mixed-use development, McEwen. The new BrickTop’s restaurant will be 8,000 square feet and will open by yearend 2011. Securing this marquee tenant advances Amstar’s long-term vision of developing all of McEwen as an amenity-rich destination for its residents and neighbors.

Located on the south side of McEwen Drive, just west of Mallory Lane, BrickTop’s will be the second anchor tenant in the McEwen Southside project. The senior anchor, a new 45,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market, is under construction and scheduled for a grand opening during the second quarter of 2011. The remainder of the Southside project will include shops and additional restaurant offerings in a 40,000-square-foot retail center, currently in pre-leasing.

Paul Neuroth of Cool Springs-based Southern Land Company represented Amstar in the transaction and is coordinating all retail leasing efforts for McEwen. “Paul has done a great job in targeting the right tenant mix to make McEwen special, and BrickTop’s is one of the best restaurants in Nashville,” said Amstar Executive Director Doug Wiley. “We are obviously very excited about our partnership with BrickTop’s, and we expect the restaurant will do extremely well in our Southside project. We are pleased to welcome them and their loyal customer following to McEwen. They will be an ideal complement to the retail destination that is quickly taking shape here.”

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About Amstar

Established in 1987, Amstar is a real estate investment manager that offers both commingled funds and tailored separate accounts to its international and domestic clients. With more than $1.5 billion of assets under management, Amstar’s current portfolio consists primarily of office, hospitality, and multifamily holdings within the major markets of the United States and select markets in Europe and Latin America. For more information on Amstar, go to, or contact Executive Director Rob Toomey at

About Southern Land Company

Southern Land Company is a Franklin, Tenn.-based national mixed-use developer with expertise in the creation, design, and construction of single family, retail, commercial, and multi-family communities.