Veteran local real estate investor Ched Cooke has paid approximately $3.42 million for West Nashville property located at the southeast corner of Charlotte Avenue and White Bridge Road.
The six-parcel property Cooke acquired is recognized, in part, for a White Castle fast-food restaurant building. The restaurant has long been closed and the remainder of the site is surface parking.
Multiple parties, including White Castle System Inc., were the sellers. The properties — the main address is 5605 Charlotte Pike — have seen ownership (in one case, dating to the 1960s) via various trusts and transfers between related entities.
Known for maintaining a low profile related to his property deals, Cooke ranks among Nashville’s most senior real estate investors. He once was involved in Cooke & Grace Properties, which undertook some development within the city but seemingly is no longer operational. Cooke could not be reached for comment.
Hutt Cooke and Clay Smith with Nashville-based Matthews Real Estate Investment Services facilitated the transaction, according to a source who asked to go unnamed.