Co-Founder of Icon Entertainment Group and Owner of Johnny Cash Museum Purchases Historic Downtown Building for $4,000,000

May 2018 - Bill Miller, co-founder of Icon Entertainment Group and owner of downtown's Johnny Cash Museum, has purchased the historic building at 226 Third Avenue North for $4,000,000. 


Built in 1922 to serve as the local branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, this 18,500-square foot landmark was designed by Marr and Holman, the notable architectural firm behind Nashville's Tennessee Supreme Court Building and Frist Art Museum. 


The space retains many original features, including its 30 by 30-foot bank vault. The building has served as a private residence in recent years, but lends itself to a wide variety of contemporary uses. 


Though Bill Miller's plans for the space are unannounced, the site is located in the heart of Nashville's emerging boutique hotel and arts district. It is immediately adjacent to the 21c Museum Hotel. 


Vickie Saito of Colliers International's Nashville office represented both sides in this sale. Saito specializes in the adaptive reuse of historic structures. She commented: "The building has a significant identity that tells a story of Nashville's early financial district. It's been an honor to represent ownership in the transfer of this facility to a family that appreciates its importance in this developing corridor." 


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