Eric Church has partnered with real estate and hospitality entrepreneur Ben Weprin as co-owners of new six-story property “Chief’s” at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Broadway in downtown Nashville, with plans to begin renovating the food, beverage, and live entertainment space this year.
Eric said in a press release, “I remember driving through downtown Nashville over 20 years ago with a pawn shop guitar, riding shotgun in a beat-to-hell truck just trying to chase a dream. Chief’s is the culmination of catching that dream. Like everything else we do in our career, I wouldn’t even attempt a project like this if I didn’t think it would be the best, so that’s what Chief’s will be: the best.”
He added, “I am partnering with my closest friend and, in my opinion, the greatest hotel entrepreneur on earth, Ben Weprin, and the greatest barbecue chef in the world, Rodney Scott. Together we will create an experience unique to Nashville and absolutely unparalleled in the world of music, food, fellowship, and entertainment. This is my hometown. This is personal. This matters. Every detail of Chief’s will feel that way. I cannot wait to get started. See you in 2023.”
Church has been closely involved in the planning process for the venue.