Thanks to the work of pioneering investors and developers, this once downtrodden thoroughfare is now seeing an intense revitalization. Developers are bringing new construction and remodeled affordable housing, old motels are getting new life thanks to established hospitality groups, the neighborhood has a place to gather and drink coffee at Retrograde, and hundreds of residential units are under construction (such as Bristol Developments 205-unit apartment complex).
1301 Dickerson Pike sits on the corner of Douglas and Dickerson and its renovation has helped spark a new nerve center on the corridor. Originally constructed in 1975, the current owner renovated the building in 2015, adding an exterior mural and a modern industrial interior. Situated next door to an East Nashville favorite, Retrograde Coffee.