The 90-year-old historic gem, located in the heart of Gallatin and currently known as Depot Square Events Center, has recently acquired a new owner.
Wayne Foreman, commercial supplier owner, began renting office space within the building over three years ago. In addition to needing extra space for the growth of his companies, Foreman also took over management of the event space earlier this year, which greatly increased the rented square footage. Former owner John Genung, construction and engineering project manager in Gallatin, closed the deal to transfer ownership last Monday.
“We want to make it a special place that really ties back into the community. It has a lot of cool architecture and neat history,” said Foreman. “It’s meant a lot to the community for the past 90 years, and I don’t want it be a flea market again.”
Along with the new purchase, Foreman has numerous plans for updates and renovations. Outside of the recent landscaping makeover, he has several ideas to enhance the aesthetic appeal and to further integrate its railroad history. Projects such as an outdoor patio area, a lengthy rocking chair-styled porch and a fresh full building paint job are in the works. Indoor improvements such as rail tie light fixtures and bridal suite innovations will make the event space more welcoming and picturesque.
In additional to renovating and beautifying, Foreman wants to assemble a historical display in recognition of its community value.
“You don’t want to forget where you came from. I’d love to find more old pictures of what the building used to look like to add more historical appreciation,” said Foreman. “If you’d like to contribute any memories or photos you have of the space via our website or Facebook, we’d love to display that further.”
Built in 1926, this historic building resides just outside Nashville in the heart of Gallatin, TN. This rustic space combines past and present, bridging history and the making of new moments. Depot Square Event Space provides a fantastic venue for corporate events open seating for up to 500 guests and boasts the city’s largest dance floor at over 1,400 square feet.
The building was originally constructed as a freight warehouse station with unique metal roof trusses, concrete support columns and exterior wall framing techniques. At approximately 10,000 square feet this immense site allows easy versatility. Past transformations include shabby chic, old world Paris, laid-back country, diamond elegance, and under the sea themes.
The competitive pricing, massive space and flexibility Depot Square Events Center stand out as an ideal event venue for weddings, concerts and family reunions. If your startup is using coworking space and needs somewhere to meet and greet clients & investors then like other corporate event centers in Nashville our venue is a great location for a Corporate gala or small business conference. There are no restrictions in selecting vendors or limiting guest lists. Visit 254 W Eastland St. for a free tour of the historical event space or call 615-206-3412 for an appointment.
The historic building also houses CDF Doors and Fast Partitions office space. The online commercial door supplier sells a variety of plastic, metal and wood doors and frames with easy distribution in several major U.S. cities including Nashville, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago. The bathroom partition company sells divider stalls and doors to a variety of commercial and privately-owned corporations.