Officials with the $540 million Broadwest mixed-use project nearing completion in Midtown announced Tuesday Halls Chophouse of Charleston will be the signature restaurant in the development's office tower.

According to a release, Halls plans to open about 12 months from now with the future restaurant — which focuses on steaks and seafood — to be the first located outside South Carolina.

Halls will occupy more than 10,000 square feet on the ground floor along with a 2,500-square-foot patio that fronts the Broadwest plaza at 1600 West End Ave. Terms of the lease with Huntsville-based owner Propst Development and the cost to get operational are not being disclosed.

“Where better than Nashville to continue our celebration of Southern hospitality,” Tommy Hall, president and CEO of Hall Management Group (the restaurant's parent) said in a release. “Broadwest is a first-class location that complements who we are, the ideal scene for our signature service and steaks.”

In 2020, Halls Chophouse was ranked in the top three restaurants in the United States by Trip Advisors Traveler’s Choice Awards, joining The French Laundry in California and Daniel in New York. Hall Management Group owns and operates the Low County fare restaurant.

Atlanta-based architecture firm Cooper Carry will design the future space. The Broadwest office tower, plaza and 2,500-plus space parking garage opened earlier this month. The tower features a two-story atrium lobby; an 18-foot first level with patios and the plaza space; 10-foot floor-to-ceiling vision glass on higher floors; and 24-hour on-site security.

“Halls is one of those truly special venues where the meal is spectacular and the experience and the service you receive is world-class," Bill Propst Jr., head of the Propst Family Office, said in the release. "The relationship Halls ownership has with its customers makes Halls Chophouse a perfect fit for Broadwest."

Paul Hartley of Trinity Partners in Columbia, South Carolina, represented Halls Chophouse in the lease negotiations. Tony Vaughn and Mike Baggett of Colliers International are the retail leasing agents for Broadwest.

In addition to the 625,000-square-foot Class A office and retail space building, Broadwest will include a tower with 196 high-end condominiums, and a 234-room Conrad Nashville luxury hotel. Also, some retail space will be included in the north component of the complex and fronting Hayes Street.

Hall Management Group also owns and operates High Cotton, Slightly North of Broad, Rita’s Seaside Grille and Halls Signature Events. Jeanne Hall and her sons, Tommy Hall and Billy Hall, own the business, which has South Carolina restaurants in Greenville, Columbia, Summerville and Charleston.

I began my journalism career in Nashville in 1990, with my current position with Nashville Post having evolved since October 2000 (when I was with the now-defunct The City Paper, a sister publication of the Post starting in 2008).

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