Restaurant News & Reviews

Restaurant with live music to open near UK

A popular Nashville-area restaurant known for its live music plans to open a location near the University of Kentucky campus.

Jason Sheer, founder of The Tin Roof, has leased the former Huddle House restaurant at South Limestone and Maxwell Street, said Lexington commercial real estate broker Jamie Schrader.

The one-story building has less than 2,000 square feet of space, but will be extensively renovated before opening as the third Tin Roof, Schrader said.

Sheer, who could not be reached for comment, now has locations in Nashville and Franklin, Tenn.

"I don't have an exact date" for the opening, Schrader said. "Obviously, there are renovations that need to be done and some permitting and other things they are working on right now."

But, he added, "they are very anxious to get started and want to move in as fast as they can."

The announcement of the Tin Roof comes shortly after the closing of The Dame, a popular downtown live music venue. The building was demolished to make way for a new hotel/retail/condo complex known as CentrePointe.

Operators of The Dame have said they are seeking a new location, but have made no announcement.

The first Tin Roof was opened by Sheer in 1995 in Atlanta, but he later sold that location and moved to Nashville.

The Tin Roof combines food and music, featuring both local artists and widely known performers.