New Business Boom May Be Returning To Hickory Hollow
ANTIOCH, Tenn. – A new locally-owned restaurant in the Hickory Hollow area has renewed hopes of more business returning to that part of town. 360 Burger has opened in the Crossings Plaza. That's a strip mall that's seen a lot of businesses come and go, but officials said it has recently experienced a new boom and it's been filling back up.
360 Burger is owned by David Swett, Jr. and his brother Patrick. They said they had no reservations about bringing their new business to Antioch.
"It's the largest zip code in Davidson County and there was nothing like this in this area," said Swett.
City leaders said this was just the beginning of more businesses to come.
"We've seen that several of the commercial complexes that had vacancies, now they have new tenants," said Jacobia Dowell, a member of the Metro Council. "Several of those tenants are just waiting to move in."
Zaxby's and other businesses have been filling up another shopping center just down the street. Nashville State Community College has set up shop in the former Hickory Hollow Mall and MTSU has also decided to open up a campus inside the mall with expectations about bringing in about 3,000 students.
Swett also pointed out another large business has decided to open just down from his restaurant.
"HCA is building a new $200 million data center right behind us bringing 155 employees," he said.
"I really think that Antioch is turning around," said customer Vanessa Nelson. "I think that it's a new day and things are coming around."
"What this means for us is there is a resurgence among people out in the neighborhood. They want to spend their money locally," said Dowell.
More details were anticipated to be released about other tenants expected to open at Crossings Plaza in the coming months.
The Swett family name has been well known in Nashville. Their grandfather started Swett's restaurant in North Nashville about 60 years ago.