Developer doing his part to improve E. Nashville image

Monday, March 26, 2001 at 1:00am

The sound of engines has been replaced by the sound of saws in the old Eurocycles building at 521 Gallatin Road.

The renovation will soon be complete, and the building will house at least two business new tenants, contractor and developer J.E. Stevenson said.

Stevenson is the developer who owns the 158-acre parcel of land on Pennington Road which was rezoned this week from agricultural to single-family, in order to accommodate a wetland/housing development there.

The 14,000-square-foot building on Gallatin Road had been the home of a European motorcycle company and auto garage before Stevenson bought it a year and a half ago. The building, which had been vacant for more than a year, is now being renovated for new tenants who are expected to begin moving into the structure in mid-summer, Stevenson said. So far, a sports publication and an importer of Chinese furniture have signed contracts to lease space.

Stevenson said he bought the building directly after Eurocycles went out of business because he was interested in being part of the effort to redefine the image of East Nashville.

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