The Planning Commission files a request for outdoor music for Tin Roof
430 W. Dickson St. / Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer
The Planning Commission will wait for more information before voting on the possibility of outdoor music at a new restaurant on Dickson Street.
On Monday, the commissioners filed until January 10 a conditional use permit of Tin Roof to allow outdoor music behind the building at 430 W. Dickson Street, in the space most recently occupied by Hog Haus Brewing Co. .
The Nashville-based chain plans to open soon in the renovated space at the northeast corner of Dickson and West Avenue.
Site owner Bob Franklin told the Fayetteville flyer that the plan is to include entertainment on both levels of the building, with patio seating available upstairs and downstairs. Franklin said the rear parking lot will also be converted to a patio and beer garden.
At the time, Franklin said the plan was to host some type of live music seven nights a week in a variety of genres.
Ryan Umberger, the city’s senior planner, told commissioners that the restaurant’s application offers a modular outdoor stage, but does not include information on the scene’s makeup to clarify that it is not a permanent structure which would be subject to other authorizations.
A submitted site plan shows a prefabricated bar, metal roof, hangar, coolers and solid waste enclosure that appear to conflict with the water and sewer easements behind the building, Umberger said. Details of the frequency of events and the direction the outdoor speakers would face will also need to be addressed.
430 W. Dickson St. (behind building) / Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer
The app is also missing a statement that there are enough parking spaces to support the business. Fayetteville does not have minimum requirements for parking at businesses, but the application process does need information on how parking would be managed, Assistant City Attorney Blake Pennington said.
Umberger said that despite missing information, staff believe the outdoor music at the restaurant would complement the lively streetscape of the Entertainment District.
“We generally support the request and find the facility to be compatible, but we just want to see more information,” he said.
Matt Poe of Modus Studio, the architects working on the project, said everything the planners mentioned is easily achievable. Poe said the outdoor speakers would face south towards the restaurant and there would likely be outdoor music on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Getting more formal information won’t be a problem, he said.
Commissioners also seemed generally supportive of the idea and said they were not concerned with parking, especially since a new parking lot is planned just across the street.
“I park in a different location each time I come to this area,” said commission chairman Matthew Johnson. “It’s a very busy entertainment district. It is also adjacent to the trail. It’s also probably one of the most easily accessible corners of our entertainment district.
In addition to live music, Tin Roof is also a restaurant, with an extensive menu that includes tacos, quesadillas, burgers, and other dishes.
Franklin said there was still a long way to go before he was ready for music and meals.
“We have a decent amount of work to do,” he told The Flyer in November. “The owners of the building have invested a lot, but we need to install bars, kitchens and toilets. “
Franklin said minor construction work will begin after the holidays and the place will open in the spring.