It’s been a busy summer and fall for Austin Ray. Barely two months ago, the Nashville restaurateur opened Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House across from First Tennessee Park near Germantown. On Saturday, he’s set to open his newest M.L. Rose Craft Beer & Burgers at hospital chain HCA’s new 1100 Charlotte at Capitol View building in the North Gulch.
“Two restaurants in two months is ambitious to say the least, but we’re almost there,” he said earlier this week as employees underwent training and construction workers put the finishing touches on M.L. Rose’s new 4,750 square feet of ground-floor space at Capitol View. “When you go from three locations to five, it’s just exciting to see who on the team steps up and people you’ve worked with for a long time taking it to next level.”
Surveying the landscape around M.L. Rose’s new location at the intersection of 11th and Nelson Merry Street gives Ray confidence that he picked the best corner at Capitol View, which is in an area with limited dining and bar options within immediate proximity.
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