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Pub 5

In 2012 MZA was commissioned to alleviate the many outstanding violations on the property and return the historic structure at 104 5th Avenue South to a fully functioning dining and social gathering venue. The building is believed to have been constructed in 1810 and is rumored to be the oldest standing residential structure downtown.

Much of the building’s interior was left exposed, or uncovered, including timber framing and masonry walls. The rehabilitation included removal of the (un-permitted) rooftop construction and full gut of the building’s interior. Some of the timeworn wood removed during the demolition process was milled and reused as interior paneling, casing and details. The dissimilar floor levels between the two adjoining buildings were made coplanar and, thereby, accessible to patrons with disabilities. The storefront system from the previous owner was removed and substituted with a wood framed window wall. A new fire stair was installed along with a dumbwaiter, new HVAC, electrical service, fire suppression systems and a grease trap. The sophisticated 2nd floor commercial kitchen was outfitted with a 16’long hood and two walk-in coolers. The rebuilt (compliant) rooftop terrace provides bar, table and banquette seating for 40 with remarkable views of Music City Center, Bridgestone Arena, and Broadway.