Elia in Birmingham Purchases The Valentine in Nashville

Elia in Birmingham, a real estate and hospitality developer group that owns 511 Woodward and Parc Restaurant in downtown Detroit, has acquired The Valentine, a Nashville institution in the heart of historic Lower Broadway. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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Birmingham real estate and hospitality developer Elia has acquired The Valentine, a Nashville institution in the heart of historic Lower Broadway. // Photo courtesy of The Valentine

Elia in Birmingham, a real estate and hospitality developer group that owns 511 Woodward and Parc Restaurant in downtown Detroit, has acquired The Valentine, a Nashville institution in the heart of historic Lower Broadway. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Valentine opened in 2016 as a versatile, 9,000-square-foot space catering to a variety of events, from bachelorette parties to corporate functions. The décor encapsulates an “upscale saloon” with multiple levels of live music, including event spaces and a rooftop.

Elia’s seeks to refresh and refine the space, preserving its Music City roots while boosting its appeal. Working closely with The Valentine’s local team, Elia states it will ensure a seamless transition, reflecting a dedication to local community revitalization.

“Our acquisition of The Valentine is a key step in our strategy of thoughtful expansion, where we aim to preserve the space’s character while enhancing its appeal for a new generation of patrons,” says Zaid Elia, founder and CEO of Elia. “We are committed to creating landmark properties that thrive and leave a lasting impact on the communities we serve.”

Leading a team of more than 500 individuals, Elia states he is dedicated to crafting landmark properties that enrich communities and create memorable experiences for guests.

Elia also is bringing its renowned dining concept in downtown Detroit, Experience Zuzu, known for its upscale Asian fusion cuisine, to Nashville. Opening late 2024, the expansion reflects Elia’s commitment to exceptional dining experiences and community connections in key U.S. markets.

The Elia team has plans to acquire and open 10 restaurants and bars over the next 36 months. Today, it also owns and operates 220 Merrill and the Rose Room in downtown Birmingham, and Brisa Bar, Upstairs Bar, and Anchor Bar in downtown Detroit.

For more information about Elia, visit eliagroup.com.