Downtown Clarksville including wonderful Italian food stuff, muscle mass cars and trucks and a lot more

Side elevation artist rendering of Shelby's Trio of restaurants, coming this year to downtown Clarksville.

As lots of Clarksville business enterprise and neighborhood leaders have promised for months, major issues are coming to downtown Clarksville.

One more boost to that upward momentum for the most historic, nevertheless struggling aspect of the city is discovered this 7 days.

Investors verified Tuesday programs for a $4 million, a few-story, privately-owned cafe and bar facility that the entrepreneurs say is partly spawned by Montgomery County’s new multipurpose events center.

At the corner of Second and College streets, and throughout College from the big hole where the new MPEC, or arena, is to be crafted, another few who feel in the foreseeable future of downtown — Joe and Cathi Maynard — are getting ready to add their individual 18,700-square-foot framework which is to be named, “Shelby’s Trio.”

That “trio” is to be damaged down as follows:

• The to start with ground will be an American-themed eatery that highlights largely 1970s muscle mass cars on screen.

• The second ground will aspect wonderful Italian cuisine well prepared by a educated chef.

• The 3rd floor will have an indoor-outside, upscale rooftop bar. 

Joe Maynard suggests he hopes to have his metropolis making allow by late-February for a new downtown spot that could open up to shoppers by December.

Shelby's Trio, shown in an artist rendering from front elevation.

The Maynards have currently grow to be major community supporters in other techniques, such as their nicely-acknowledged contributions to Austin Peay Point out College.

Now, they want to sign up for local federal government and other personal buyers in supporting to guide downtown Clarksville back to prominence, they reported.

“Previous calendar year, we resolved to invest extra in the group and significantly less in the inventory sector,” Joe Maynard instructed The Leaf-Chronicle Tuesday afternoon, “and we definitely want to help the downtown neighborhood.