Portman Announces Health-Focused Franchise Toastique For Starling In Nashville

National developer Portman today announces Toastique, a Washington, D.C.-based gourmet toast and juice bar, will open its first Tennessee location at Starling, the 363-unit luxury residential tower in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood. Toastique will be located within the tower’s 17,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space fronting the Cumberland River Greenway. Starling is expected to deliver in Q2 2024.


“We are thrilled to introduce Toastique’s nutritious and flavorful menu to the Nashville community,” said Andy Patel, franchise owner of Toastique Nashville. “After spending more than 20 years in the Music City, I knew that Toastique’s unique and approachable brand would be a perfect fit for this neighborhood. Starling is the ideal walkable, community-driven location to launch the brand in Tennessee, and we’re confident that guests will enjoy the healthy and diverse options we have to offer.”

Founded in Washington, D.C. in 2018, Toastique boasts a thoughtfully crafted menu with a variety of delicious and healthy options, including gourmet toast, smoothies & smoothie bowls, cold-pressed juice, and craft coffee. The brand strives to create a fresh, modern atmosphere and aims to use high-quality, responsibly sourced ingredients, making healthy eating accessible and accommodating.Toastique guests can expect quick breakfast bites and leisurely lunches, including distinctive combinations like the Tuscan Tuna Toast and Black Mystique Acai Bowl. In the future, visitors may also be able to choose from a selection of alcoholic beverages to accompany their meals. Toastique’s space will encompass 1,600 square feet and feature an outdoor patio. It will open when the project delivers in Q2 2024.

“Toastique’s health-conscious and sustainable approach to dining is ideal for the community we’re creating at Starling,” said Dotan Zuckerman, Head of Retail and Activation for Portman. “The concept perfectly complements our vision of developing a dynamic and vibrant destination that enhances the quality of life for those who live and work in the area. We are energized by the idea of creating activated experiences along pedestrian trails and look forward to bringing this new amenity to life for the community.”

Formerly known as Ballpark Village, Portman broke ground on Starling in March 2022. The development includes an expansion of the Cumberland River Greenway to directly connect pedestrians with the retail space located along the ground floor. In addition, Starling’s rooftop pool and amenity deck will overlook First Horizon Park, the home of the Nashville Sounds.

In addition to Starling, Portman is applying its experience with experiential mixed-use development to two other urban infill projects in Nashville: The Moore Building and Eleven North.

Recently delivered, The Moore Building is a 16-story Class-A office building with 236,000 square feet of office space and 8,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space in the heart of Nashville’s iconic Music Row district. The building features a sky lobby on the 8th floor, leading to an 11,000-square-foot amenity deck boasting sprawling views of Midtown and Vanderbilt University.

Eleven North, a 10-acre apartment campus in The Gulch, is being redeveloped into a connected mixed-use destination with the addition of three mid-rise residential and office buildings. Located adjacent to Asurion’s HQ campus and Amazon’s new towers, the project will provide a critical link between the North Gulch and mid-Gulch districts. With direct access to the Gulch Greenway trail, Eleven North will create new paths for seamless pedestrian connectivity to the Gulch neighborhoods.

To learn more about Portman, visit https://www.portmanholdings.com/.

About Portman:

Founded by famed architect John Portman in the 1950s, Portman is a privately owned national real estate investment, development and management firm focused on delivering premier quality office, hospitality, residential, industrial, and mixed-use projects prioritizing occupant experience through first class execution. The diversified, full-service company has developed over 72 million square feet of landmark real estate assets and currently has over 27 projects in development throughout eleven markets across the country employing an unequaled pedigree of experience, industry knowledge, and commitment to excellence. Portman has established a successful global network and has a proven track record with the world’s top financial institutions. Teams in the company’s national offices seamlessly connect to develop, finance, and manage a diverse portfolio in the key strategic and emerging markets throughout the US. Portman Holdings continues to achieve success through investor, partner and client relationships that deliver exceptional real estate assets and innovative, experiential places.