The Mansion At Fontanel Expands To Include Outdoor Music Venue
December 3, 2009 at 3:26 PM (PT)
THE MANSION AT FONTANEL which has been the NASHVILLE home to Country stars BARBARA MANDRELL, KENNY CHESNEY, BIG & RICH and GRETCHEN WILSON, is being turned into an multi-use destination entertainment spot including an outdoor music venue, restaurant, microbrewery, distillery and memorabilia museum. The 27,000-square-foot log cabin is also now available for tours and rental for special events.
The space is owned by FONTANEL ATTRACTIONS, with MARC OSWALD and DALE MORRIS as the majority partners. OSWALD said: “It’s basically a 135-acre park. It’s a place you can take the kids or book for a wedding. The mansion is the anchor of the project."
The TENNESSEAN reports that the expansion proposal came up against resistance from residents in the surrounding WHITES CREEK PINE area but that compromises have since satisfied the neighbors.
The music venue, which will hold about 2,500, was the main concern for residents. The maximum number of dates for events was scaled back substantially from initial proposals. Approved plans call for a maximum of eight events a year, one a month from MAY to OCTOBER plus two floating events. Concerts can be on FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY only, with a 10:30p curfew.
The restaurant, music venue and daily tours of the mansion are hoped to be open by late SPRING or early SUMMER.
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