Old Dominion plans bar/music hangout
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Old Dominion plans bar/music hangout

Monday, December 18, 2023 – What started as a casual conversation at lunch by Old Dominion's Trevor Rosen and Ty Hauter, CEO of Good Time Design, at his restaurant in Franklin, Tenn., led to the creation of a new venue in Nashville for music and food.

Odie's is slated to open in Nashville this summer as a bar and hang out for music types.

"We didn't quite know what it was," Rosen said of the vision for the venue, "but we also knew what we were missing. The more we talked, the more we realized we wanted a bar like the places we went to when we were just having our first cuts, hanging out with other writers." Rosen, the keyboard/accordion/utility player/songwriter, remembered how much fun the band had almost a decade earlier playing Hauter's Moonshine Flats and Moonshine Beach in San Diego.

Conversations turned to drawings, designs and memories of when Rosen, lead singer/guitarist Matthew Ramsey, guitarist/vocalist Brad Tursi would finish writing and hang out and play songs in bars around Music Row.

When the property at 1919 Division in Nashville – longtime location of the ReBar - became available, Old Dominion was in.

"And we wanted it to be a place where a group of songwriters who might have a band could play," said Rosen, "or someone starting out might be able to be part of a writers thing and get heard. You know, pay it forward because all these years later, we know it works. That's much better than just a temple to who we think we are."

Good Time Design is a hospitality and entertainment group based in San Diego and Nashville. Created in 2006 by Hauter, the company owns diverse restaurants, bars and live music venues including current projects Moonshine Flats and Moonshine Beach in San Diego and Sonny's Patio Pub and Cerveza Jack's in Nashville.

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