Featured Place You Want to Go: Riverside Revival & Boedecker Foundation Collaborative Campus | East Nashville
Dowdle Construction Group worked with Southeast Venture Design to renovate and redesign a building owned by the Boedecker Foundation, a nonprofit started by philanthropist George Boedecker Jr., co-founder and former CEO of well-known shoe company Crocs, Inc.
Located in East Nashville on the corner of Riverside Drive and Porter Road, the former home of Family Affair Ministry now houses the event space Riverside Revival. The building is equipped with a stage, A/V capabilities and a complete commercial kitchen. It is available to rent for music events, weddings and other activities, and it is offered free or at reduced rates to nonprofits.
The renovated space is also now home to the Boedecker Foundation Collaborative Campus, a hub for nonprofits in the local area. Currently, the Collaborative comprises the Nikki Mitchell Foundation, Homeland Heart Birth & Wellness Collective, There With Care, Nurses for Newborns and Sing Me A Story. The building also houses Montessori East, Book ‘em, Patchwork, Happy Belly and Brinnovate.
Also, the attached two-story classroom building underwent complete renovation including the addition of two floors. Notably, the exterior wall facing Porter Road features a full-length mural painted by a native Nashville artist, Danielle Duer. The now-four-story building will be used for office space and programming by the various nonprofits that are part of the Collaborative.
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Earlier this year, we also completed the build-out of new retailer and café, Blue Stripes Urban Cocao. Located on 11th Avenue South in the Gulch, its food and drink concept revolves around the superfood, cacao. Blue Stripes founder, Oded Brenner, teamed up with local restaurateur Howard Greenstone of Red Pebbles Hospitality to bring Blue Stripes to Nashville.
We built out the 1,720-square-foot space within the newly constructed building. The space features an interior dining area along with garage-style doors opening to the adjacent Noble Park. It also has a back-of-house prep area for sandwiches, specialty drinks and coffees.
We hope you’ll have a chance to check it out soon!