Plaza Mariachi, a new mixed-use development, has been set to open in South Nashville.
The grand opening of the building designed to resemble old Mexico has been set for 5 p.m. on Friday, May 12 in the 3900 block of Nolensville Pike.
Officials said the building was designed to be 85,000 square feet of business space under one roof. It was all built in the style of traditional marketplace streets with a blend of culture, art, music, ethnic food, and retail.
Reports stated more than ten artisans worked for three years in order to create the design and architecture that's reminiscent of old Mexico.
Stone archways line five "calles" (streets). Visitors will also be able to find street lamps and stained glass.
Those with the plaza said visitors will "feel as if they've been transported to an authentic Mexican village. They will hear live Hispanic music as they stroll the streets accented with Latin relics."
Plaza Mariachi was designed to include nine restaurants, 14 retail spaces and businesses, and rental space.
Officials said the Hispanic population in Nashville has been one of the fastest growing in America. They have projected Hispanics will make up 34 percent of the Nashville Metro-area population by 2040. In 2010, that population was estimated at ten percent.
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