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On The Rise: New Apple Music space to occupy part of old May Hosiery factory

Posted: 5:34 PM, Dec 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-13 20:43:29-05
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Apple Music plans to bring office space to the historic May Hosiery complex in Wedgewood-Houston. Metro Councilman Colby Sledge said the building located on Chestnut Street operated as a factory in the 1900s.

"Apple Music will be going into what was known as the Mill Hoisery Mills and the mill has an amazing history. They helped bring Jewish refugees over from Germany during World War II then later on, they actually produced the socks that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin wore on the moon," Sledge said.

AJ Capital Partners recently took ownership and started renovating the interior part of the building. Sledge said the company plans to preserve the neighborhood's image.

"The new owners of the building put in a letter with the deed to say that their full intent and what they are doing is preserving all these buildings. There are folks that are already in the building. There's an architecture firm, there's a barber shop and there's probably more to come," Sledge said.

No word yet on when the project will be completed but Sledge said the new content creation office space project was a great addition to Nashville and the specific neighborhood.

Sledge said there are plans to place an historical marker near the building next year to remind those of the factory's past.