A Vibrant Corporate Office Campus and Retail District in Rutherford County... 30 Minutes from Nashville
Edible Arrangements leases space at Fountains at Gateway
January 29, 2018 ---Edible Arrangements® has leased a 1,310-square-foot retail space in the Fountains at Gateway office building, with plans to open in early February.
Edible Arrangements offers a wide selection of fruit bouquets, arrangements and chocolate covered fruit boxes for all occasions. In addition, the Fountains store will feature a new selection of fruit smoothies, frozen yogurt and small fruit selections in convenient grab-and-go sizes that can be enjoyed at their indoor or outdoor bistro tables, or taken off-site.
According to franchisees Raza and Mo Momin, the Fountains store reflects Edible Arrangements’ latest design and Edible To Go product line. “We wanted to be part of a new, first-class development that would accommodate our new design and full product line, and offer a convenient location for our customers in Murfreesboro and the surrounding area.” Read more…
Organic, healthy food on the menu at Kitchen Fresh in Murfreesboro
Daily News Journal/USA Today Network-Tennessee
January 17, 2018. Healthy, organic food served up quick is what you'll get at Kitchen Fresh, a newly opened fast-casual restaurant in Fountains at Gateway in Murfreesboro. The concept was designed by business partners Asmir Pervan and Brandon Whitsett, who both have a penchant for healthy eating and a desire to dine quickly.
Chef Kevin Edmondson, a former Atlanta restaurateur, worked closely with Whitsett and Pervan to develop a menu. Whitsett said Kitchen Fresh is truly "a first of its kind in Middle Tennessee." Items are served in bowls. You can choose from a four-bowl, six-bowl or a veggie bowl that has four total items. The four-bowl lets you choose from two bases, one veggie and one protein. The six-bowl allows for two bases, two veggies and two proteins.
Once the weather warms, Kitchen Fresh will roll up its glass doors that open to a courtyard where there will be live music at various times throughout the summer. Read more…
Winterfest at Fountains at Gateway Brings Outdoor Ice Skating and Events to Murfreesboro
Edited to amend opening date due to hazardous weather forecast.
November 6, 2017 --- As the temperatures dip and the holiday season approaches, the first annual Winterfest at Fountains at Gateway will bring ice skating and holiday activities to Fountains Plaza, November 19 through January 6.
Featuring the first outdoor ice skating rink in Rutherford County, Winterfest will offer ice skating for all ages, themed skate nights, movie nights on the rink, Christmas caroling, and pictures with Santa. Lights and holiday decorations will adorn the central plaza to create a magical experience for all ages.
“We are truly delighted to introduce Winterfest at Fountains and bring outdoor ice skating to Murfreesboro,” said Graby. “Fountains at Gateway was created to serve three distinctive purposes – as a corporate office campus, upscale dining and retail district, and community event venue. Winterfest is the first of many community events we look forward to hosting at Fountains.” Read more...
Big Buzz Leads to Rampant Growth in Rutherford County, Fountains at Gateway
News Channel 5
October 24, 2017 ---Name the fastest growing city in the state. Nashville may be the “It City,” but the census finds Murfreesboro equal if not greater in growth. The secret is out! Murfreesboro is on the rise.
What’s the next big thing in Murfreesboro? They call it the new urban landscape. The Fountains at Gateway is a 31-acre Class A multi-tenant office and retail development. Paul Lature, president of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce says the Fountains at Gateway is a blue chip investment. “Things are growing; our retail sector is absolutely exploding,” said Lature.
The fast-growing county is a magnet now for business large and small. That sells not just for visitors but the thousands of people who are moving here. “Last year alone we had about 2,300 new jobs for Rutherford County,” said Lature. Everything about Murfreesboro and Rutherford County is about racing to keep up with the growth and nothing is slowing down. How fast is Rutherford County growing? There are just more than 300,000 people living there now and that is expected to nearly double in the next 10 to 15 years.
The Soda Bar and Homegrown Marketplace to open at Fountains in September
August 7, 2017 --- Two new retail concepts, The Soda Bar and Homegrown Marketplace, will open next month in a 2,524-square-foot space retail space in the Fountains at Gateway office building.
The Soda Bar is a dessert shop that will offer specialty ice creams, craft sodas, floats, Hawaiian shave ice, coffees, and signature take-out treats such as edible cookie doughs.
Homegrown Marketplace is a home décor and gift shop that will offer a wide range of décor and furniture for the home as well as stationery, gift items, and locally produced specialty food items. The new concept will be an opportunity for local and regional artists, artisans and craftsmen to showcase their goods.
Plans include an indoor-outdoor soda bar that opens onto Fountains Plaza and an outdoor kiosk that allows customers to order outside and receive a text when their orders are ready. “The interior architecture and store operations are designed for customer enjoyment and convenience, allowing customers to stay engaged in the events and activities on the plaza,” said developer Scott Graby. Read more…
The Social Chair blowout bar leases space at Fountains at Gateway
May 31, 2017 --- The Social Chair has leased retail space Fountains at Gateway with plans to open in late summer.
The Social Chair is a full-service blowout bar offering affordable luxury services such as signature style blowouts, formal updos and make-up application. The salon will be located on the ground floor of One Fountain Plaza, the recently completed office building facing the central plaza.
“We see a growing demand in Murfreesboro for a full-service blowout bar concept that caters to women who want the ‘just left the salon look’ in less than an hour,” said Jessica Shields, who owns the business with her husband Matt Shields. “Our clients will enjoy a friendly, upscale setting and complimentary beverages while our talented stylists work their magic."
Developer Scott Graby said The Social Chair is an ideal fit for the mix of restaurants, shops and service businesses at Fountains at Gateway. “As Murfreesboro continues to grow, the city is experiencing increasing demand for upmarket services and The Social Chair will help fill that niche.” Read more…
e.Allen boutique plans move to Fountains at Gateway
May 10, 2017 --- Designer boutique e.Allen has leased a 1,596-square-foot retail space at Fountains at Gateway on the ground floor of One Fountain Plaza, the recently completed office building facing the central plaza.
e.Allen offers designer collections for women, luxury denim, fine boots and shoes, handcrafted jewelry and gifts.
“We empower women to mix collections and maximize their investment in quality clothing to create a style unique to their life each and every day,” said e.Allen owner Elizabeth Allen. “The end goal is for each customer to have a versatile wardrobe that serves her for years to come!”
Construction buildout will begin this month and e.Allen is slated to open in late summer. Read more…
Kitchen Fresh, a new fast-casual concept, leases space at Fountains at Gateway
April 11, 2017. Kitchen Fresh has leased a 1,897-square-foot retail space at Fountains at Gateway, the new Class A office and retail development in Murfreesboro, announced developer Scott Graby, president of Hearthstone Properties.
Kitchen Fresh is a new, fast-casual restaurant concept built around healthy, organic, chef-inspired food. All food is made from scratch and fresh-to-order.
Meals are served in bowls with ingredients selected by each customer and prepared by Kitchen Fresh staff. Small, regular, family and kid-size bowls are available for dine in or take out. Customers select from a complex carbohydrate base of rice, quinoa or noodles; a choice of vegetable and healthy protein; and one of the restaurant’s handcrafted sauces. Kitchen Fresh also serves cold-pressed juice as well as its own teas, lemonades, almond milk and almond-milk coffee hybrid drinks.
“There is growing demand for delicious, healthy food served quickly, and our new brand is based on this principle,” said Brandon Whitsett, co-owner. “We selected Fountains at Gateway for our first restaurant because of its upscale design and location as well as the appeal of its work-play community environment. The convenience and quality of our food will attract local business and medical professionals during the day and families and young professionals on evenings and weekends.” Read more…
Anytime Fitness Leases Space at Fountains at Gateway
March 24, 2017. Anytime Fitness has leased a 4,477-square-foot retail space on the ground floor of One Fountain Plaza, the recently completed office building at Fountains at Gateway. Construction buildout is underway and Anytime Fitness is slated to open in May.
The 24-hour gym will feature a modern open design and private bathrooms with showers. Staffed by trained fitness consultants, Anytime Fitness offers individual and group fitness options, a range of cardio and strength equipment and hundreds of free classes. Members also have access to more than 3,300 gyms around the world.
“Our new, state-of-the-art gym at Fountains at Gateway will provide an affordable, high-quality fitness facility that is open 24/7,” said Ryan Creque, owner/operator. “The convenience, flexibility and prime location will appeal to busy professionals with working hours that span the clock. We are truly excited to bring Anytime Fitness to Murfreesboro’s fast-growing Medical Center Parkway corridor.”
Tressler & Associates Law Firm and Tressler Title Lease Space at Fountains at Gateway
[Update 1-25-18: Tressler will not open an office at Fountains at this time.]
March 7, 2017. Tressler & Associates, PLLC and Tressler Title have leased a 1,713-square-foot retail space for the firms’ new Murfreesboro offices on the ground floor of One Fountain Plaza, the recently completed office building at Fountains at Gateway.
With shared offices in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and Nashville, the Tressler Team is expanding its physical presence into Murfreesboro. The firms have established a temporary office at Heritage Executive Suites in Murfreesboro until their new offices at Fountains are completed this summer.
"We're very excited to be a part of the growth in Murfreesboro,” said Todd Tressler, owner and founder. “Scott Graby and his team have done a great job assembling an impressive list of brands at Fountains at Gateway. Fountains offers everything we are looking for – a gorgeous space both inside and out that is easily accessible for clients. While the Tressler Team has been an active part of the vibrant business scene in Murfreesboro for several years, we're looking forward to serving new and existing clients from the heart of the Gateway business district for years to come." Read more…
Nothing Bundt Cakes Leases Space at Fountains at Gateway
Feb 16, 2017. – Nothing Bundt Cakes has leased a 1,803-square-foot retail space in an 11,200-square-foot retail building facing Medical Center Parkway, just inside the entrance to Fountains at Gateway.
The Murfreesboro bakery is slated to open this summer and will offer a wide range of cake flavors and sizes, according to franchisees Jeff and Lynne Warne, who also own Nothing Bundt Cake stories in Nashville and Franklin/Cool Springs.
“A bakery for all occasions, Nothing Bundt Cakes offers delicious bundt cakes made from only the purest ingredients,” said Lynne Warne. “Our cakes range in size from bite-sized Bundtinis to 10-inch Bundt cakes, with a variety of flavors and decorations available. We also have gifts, cards, candles and serving platters that complement any celebration.” Read more…
A pioneering development looms in Tennessee’s fastest-growing city
Nashville Business Journal
Nov. 28, 2016
Scott Graby possesses something that is in historically scarce supply for so many growing companies these days: A big chunk of new, high-end office space.
Graby's stone-and-brick office building, accented with sleek LED lights, stands amid a budding mixed-use development featuring trendy restaurants such as Burger Republic, which also is in the Gulch, as well as Tom+Chee, which has blossomed after succeeding on ABC's hit show "Shark Tank." There will be a fitness center, a bakery, a hair salon and a bike locker with a shower for tenants. The stairwell has a rock garden with a water feature. There are two putting greens and campus-wide WiFi. A plaza includes fountains, a forthcoming splash pad and green space that can host an ice rink, a concert or football games shown on a big-screen projector.
As Williamson County runs low on available office space and becomes an increasingly pricey place to live and work, Murfreesboro is jockeying to soak up that overflow growth and force its way onto the short list of companies looking to expand or relocate into the region. Murfreesboro, the fastest-growing city in the state, can tout many attributes. Read more...
Board & Brush Leases Space at Fountains at Gateway
The Daily News Journal
Board & Brush provides do-it-yourself wooden sign workshops with more than 100 designs that customers can personalize to create one-of-a-kind décor and gifts. A flat fee is charged for all workshop projects, which includes everything needed to create a finished sign piece.
The Fountains at Gateway location is slated to open in early 2017 and will be the first Board & Brush store in Tennessee. “Board & Brush is the fastest-growing DIY woodworking studio in the country and the only concept to offer such an expansive selection of designs,” said franchisee Ashley Till. “We’re very excited to be part of the retail district at Fountains at Gateway, which is attracting new restaurants, shops and planned activities to Murfreesboro.” Read more…
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Leases Space at Fountains at Gateway
October 12, 2016. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop®, a Baja-style, fast-casual Mexican restaurant new to the Nashville area, has leased a 3,552-square-foot retail space on the ground floor of One Fountain Plaza, the 107,000-square-foot office building at Fountains at Gateway.
The Texas-based restaurant concept is known for its casual, fun atmosphere, wide array of fresh, handmade food and outstanding service as well as full bar service with margaritas and a selection of draft and craft beers.
“We are thrilled to announce that Fountains at Gateway in Murfreesboro will be the first Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Tennessee,” said Sean Chambers, operating partner for the Nashville-Davidson—Rutherford—Williamson franchise group. “Fountains at Gateway offers everything we were hoping to find for our flagship Fuzzy’s store, including an ideal location, unique amenities and strong customer appeal. With plans to open in spring 2017, we are excited that Fuzzy’s will be among the first tenants to open in the new Fountains development.” Read more…
Burger Republic Leases Space at Fountains at Gateway
August 15, 2016. Burger Republic has leased a 4,002-square-foot space in an 11,000-square-foot retail building facing Medical Center Parkway, just inside the entrance to Fountains at Gateway, announced developer Scott Graby, president of Hearthstone Properties.
Burger Republic is an original and “fiercely independent” concept specializing in gourmet burgers, American craft beers and hand-spun milkshakes.
“We are a from-scratch kitchen with an unwavering commitment to quality in everything we do,” said Drew Jackman, who partnered with another industry veteran, Jeff Warne, to create Burger Republic. “It’s a thrill for us to expand and bring the goodness of Burger Republic to the ‘Boro. Jeff and I chose Fountains at Gateway because it is going to be a premier destination in the Murfreesboro area, and we want to be a part of it.” Read more…
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Leases Space at Fountains at Gateway
Update 2-1-17: Brixx will not open at Fountains at this time.
May 3, 2016. Brixx Wood Fired Pizza has leased a 3,693 square-foot retail space on the ground floor of One Fountain Plaza, the 107,000-square-foot office building currently under construction at Fountains at Gateway, announced developer Scott Graby, president of Hearthstone Properties.
Best known for its wide variety of pizza, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza also offers an array of signature dishes, from sandwiches and salads to pasta to desserts, using locally grown ingredients when possible. Brixx is a full-service restaurant with a broad selection of craft beers and microbrews, wines and cocktails.
The Fountains at Gateway location is slated to open this fall and will be the third Nashville-area restaurant for Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, according to restaurant veteran Marc Hanmer of JAM Restaurants, the Brixx franchisee for Middle Tennessee. Hanmer and his family own and operate Brixx restaurants at Cool Springs in Franklin and Indian Lake in Hendersonville. Read more…
Fountains at Gateway seeks to be ‘destination’
The Daily News Journal
April 28, 2016. There's a movement building in Murfreesboro of people wanting more for the city than just to be Nashville's little sister to the south. Developer Scot Graby wants his new development, Fountains at Gateway, to be the destination that raises Murfreesboro's profile. "I've visited 15 to 20 developments to get the best ideas," Graby said during a meeting outlining his dreams for the future.
The health-conscious development will feature rentable bicycles and connectivity to Murfreesboro's Greenway system. Plus, keycard-protected showers and a bike room for workers "in case you want to bike to work," he said. "We are trying to be as collaborative as we can be," Graby said. The entire development will be centered on pocket parks, fountains, stages for live music and an ice rink in the winter. "We are looking for a 24/7 type of feel so there is always something going on," Graby said. Read more…
Tom+Chee Leases Space at Fountains at Gateway
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (March 23, 2016) Tom+Chee has leased a 2,300 square-foot retail space in the new Fountains at Gateway Class A office and retail development, announced developer Scott Graby, president of Hearthstone Properties. The popular grilled cheese and tomato soup restaurant will be located in an 11,000 square-foot retail building facing Medical Center Parkway, just inside the entrance to the Fountains development.
One of the Nashville area’s newest fast-casual concepts, Tom+Chee opened its first restaurant in the Nashville West shopping center on Charlotte Pike, last August. According to Nashville businessmen Sam and Ray Patel, who own the Middle Tennessee franchise for Tom+Chee, the new Fountains at Gateway location will be the group’s second store to open in the Nashville area.
“Our strategy is to locate Tom+Chee in newer hallmark developments that cater to the modern workforce and feature activity generators that make the development a destination,” said Ray Patel. “Sam and I chose Fountains at Gateway because it’s the most unique development in the area and will become a destination for Murfreesboro residents. Read More...
Fountains at Gateway Announces First Retail Tenant
Update 6-5-16: JoZoara Coffee Shop has closed its doors and is no longer in business.
The Daily News Journal
Feb 11, 2016. JoZoara Coffee Shop will leave its long-time location on Thompson Lane for 1,600 square feet of leased retail space on the ground floor of One Fountain Plaza, owners Dan and Jane Ogg said. JoZoara will be the first retail tenant to open in the new 31- acre, Class A office and retail development when One Fountain Plaza is completed this spring, said Fountains at Gateway developer Scott Graby, president of Hearthstone Properties. One Fountain Plaza, a 100,000-square-foot office building, is currently under construction.
A popular coffee shop, café and caterer in Murfreesboro, JoZoara is known for its wide range of coffee and non-coffee drinks as well as home-made breakfast, sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts. The coffee shop also provides its own line of allergy- and vegan-friendly baked goods through its Handle With Care brand. JoZoara recently earned top honors as one of the best local coffee shops in the country and the top in Tennessee on FlipKey.com’s Best Local Coffee Shops Worth Traveling For. It was also named the favorite coffee shop in the 2015 Ruthies Awards. Read more...
Fountains at Gateway ranked as the 4th largest construction project in Nashville MSA
Nashville Business Journal
Nov 13, 2015 The Nashville Business Journal’s annual list of Top Construction Projects in the Greater Nashville area ranked Fountains at Gateway 17th in total estimated cost at $80 million and 4th in total square footage at 650,000 sq. ft. Fountains at Gateway is a mixed-use, walkable corporate office campus and retail district that includes 400,000 sq. ft. of Class A office space, 70,000 sq. ft. of retail space and an a apartment community and business hotel. Fountains at Gateway’s developer is Hearthstone Properties and the general contractor is Solomon Builders. View the full list...
Q&A with Scott Graby, Fountains at Gateway
The Daily News Journal
Mar 29, 2015. Graby recently reached an agreement to buy the first 12 acres out of 31 from the Murfreesboro City Council for about $2.6 million to develop Phase 1 of a three-phase project that could attract up to 1,600 jobs to a development between Medical Center Parkway and Gateway Island. “It's going to be a mixed-use project that taps into the new urbanism type of architecture and walkability, so many other factors that play into that lifestyle that we have kind of lost over the last 30 years as people have moved to the suburbs and cars have become the mode of transportation.” more …
Murfreesboro office/retail complex ready to start construction
Mar 20, 2015. Construction should start this summer on the first phase of The Fountains at Gateway office and retail complex in Murfreesboro. "The Fountains at Gateway will provide the first opportunity to demonstrate our ability to meet the need for large blocks of 'Class A' office space," said Brian Hercules, vice president of economic development at Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. more…
Major mixed-use project in Murfreesboro to kick off next month
Nashville Business Journal
Mar 20, 2015. Hearthstone Properties will begin work next month on The Fountains at Gateway, an ambitious 31-acre mixed-use development with office and retail on Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro. The project's first phase is valued at $23 million. “Fountains at Gateway will provide high-end features and upscale aesthetics. This combined with the convenience of shops and restaurants that cater to the needs and desires of their employees bring an attractive corporate campus to the Gateway environment.” more…
Developer gets nod to buy land for Gateway office project
Mar 20, 2015. The Murfreesboro City Council on Thursday approved plans for the $2.6 million sale of 12 acres adjoining Medical Center Parkway to developer Scott Graby, who plans to build The Fountains at Gateway office and retail park. Graby hopes to close on his purchase this month and begin infrastructure site work in April. more…
Developer proposes Fountains at Gateway
The Daily News Journal
Jan 20, 2015. A developer proposing to build three corporate "Class A" office buildings for lease to attract 1,200plus white collar jobs wants to buy 31 acres from the city. The five member commission unanimously authorized Murfreesboro City Manager Rob Lyons to prepare a contract with Graby to buy the first 12 acres for a Phase I deal. The site is on the north side of Medical Center Parkway, east of neighboring Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and near the Gateway Island to the rear. more…