Plans are now underway to put a historic Main Street building in Nashville back in business.
The current owner of the hispanic Montiel Meat Market #2 and grocery store is planning to move and expand his business to the former Mainstreet Musician Supply building and will eventually include a Mexican restaurant, according to Guillermo Ruiz, who owns the general contractor company preparing the historic 1892 building and served as interpreter Monday for Montiel Meat Market owner, Francisco Pizarro.
Pizarro bought the two-sectioned building in October of 2015 at auction from Greg and Christy Nunley, who had operated the music business for 13 years. The building is located at the corner of Clark and Main.
Ruiz said Pizarro’s plan is to use the bigger side of the building to expand his meat market and grocery store and re-open as El Carnalito Meat Market. Once the market is re-established in its new location, Ruiz said the plan is to open an authentic Mexican restaurant on the adjoining side of the building.
El Carnalito is expected to open in four to five weeks, said Ruiz.