Indianapolis, IN, April 20, 2015 – CKM Entertainment LLC (d/b/a “BLEND BAR • CIGAR” or “BLEND”) announced today it has signed a lease on a new location in Nashville, TN for BLEND BAR • CIGAR. The space is located in the heart of downtown Nashville at 506 Church Street and will comprise approximately 2,500 sq. ft. of prime street level space.

Commenting on the announcement, Corey Johnston, President, stated “We are very excited about the opportunity to expand into Nashville with our BLEND concept. Since we launched the concept in Indianapolis in 2013, we have been preparing for growth in new markets located in major metropolitan cities in the U.S.”

BLEND Nashville will offer a unique, upscale environment for adults with discerning tastes. The state-of-the-art venue will combine eclectic surroundings with rich textures and ornate surfaces to create an unparalleled entertainment venue.

The BLEND concept is built around a complete sensory experience. “We will offer customers unparalleled selections of spirits, wine and cigars from around the world in an environment featuring a state-of-the-art ventilation system,” boasts Johnston. “Customers will enjoy their BLEND experience free from the typical smoke filled surroundings found in most lounges throughout the country.”

BLEND Nashville will be the second location to open in the United States since 2013, and the company has plans for additional expansion. “Nashville is an ideal market for our upscale lounge experience,” continues Johnston. “And, we are actively looking at four additional cities which will hopefully occur in the near future.”

Project partner, Anchor Investments, also sees the value and opportunity that exists with the BLEND concept. “We are very excited to welcome BLEND to Nashville,” says Anchor Investments Partner, Micah Lacher. “With the dynamic location across the street from the new 900 car metro garage and the proposed 505 CST, we are confident this location will only get better over time,” continues Lacher. “After spending a significant amount of time with their team, we feel very strongly that the BLEND concept will be very well received in Nashville.”
BLEND Nashville is scheduled to be open by September 1, 2015.