Prominent Nashville developer seriously injured in the May 30 riot downtown

Jun 26, 2020


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  One of Nashville’s most prolific developers was seriously injured during the May 30 riots downtown.

Tony Giarratana is responsible for many of the high rise buildings dotting the Nashville skyline, beginning with The Cumberland in 1996. Giarratana also had a hand in building the 505 Building, the Sobro, Viridian, and Encore.

Metro Police on Wednesday arrested a man they say struck Giarratana in the back of the head with a skateboard during the riot.

Twenty-five-year-old Nicholas Barrett has been charged with felony aggravated assault in connection with the attack on Church Street in front of the 505 building.

Giarratana is currently working on two new high rise buildings on Church Street. The two high rises will add more than 700 condos and apartments in the city’s core.