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American Pickers star Mike Wolfe’s $93 million revamp of Tennessee continues as new businesses open in small town Columbia

AMERICAN Pickers star Mike Wolfe’s $93 million revamp of the Tennessee city continues as new businesses open in the city.

Last year, the History Channel star purchased properties in Columbia, Tennessee, including a restaurant, coffee shop and more, to revitalize the sleepy town.

Mike Wolfe’s $93 million urban renewal in Tennessee brought new businesses to the areaCredit: Matt Symons for the American Sun
Build A Donut Bakery, abbreviated to BAD Bakery, will open next monthCredit: News Enterprises Inc
Restaurant and butcher shop Prime & Pint – Butchery and Public House opened in MarchCredit: News Enterprises Inc

In January, The US Sun revealed that Mike, 60, had bought seven commercial properties in the ‘mule capital of the world’.

In an effort to bring business and tourism to the small town, which is just 45 miles from Nashville, the American Pickers star pumped almost $100 million into the project.

“The project will cost $93 million. The city is happy that Mike is taking this on to revitalize Columbia,” a source told The US Sun.

Mike’s investment appears to be paying off as new businesses emerge in the Tennessee town.

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New to the area, next to an old Esso gas station owned by Mike, is the restaurant and butcher shop Prime & Pint – Butchery and Public House.

The brick building, painted light gray, has large windows on the wide facade topped by antique-style lamps.

The inside of the restaurant has an open floor plan, similar to a food hall or street market.

Located at 105 East 6th Street, the cafe opened to customers on Saturday, March 30, with the restaurant’s Facebook page describing the eatery as “reviving culinary heritage.”

“At Prime and Pint we weave the timeless craft of butchery with the spirited atmosphere of a community-focused café and scratch kitchen dining experience,” the description reads.

The menu includes specialty items such as chicken cordon bleu, mushroom bolognese and tuna au poivre.

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Customers of the grill or “From the Butcher” can order a Ribeye, New York Strip or a Tomahawk steak.

An invitation on social media read: “We are now open!

“Whether you’re looking for meat to grill or lunch/dinner plans, we have what you’re looking for.

“Come by and enjoy our butchery and scratch kitchen, we are ready for you! See you soon!”

Apartments are currently being built across the street from Mike’s store, Columbia Motor AlleyCredit: News Enterprises Inc

Next month, Columbia residents will soon be able to partake in a new donut eating experience.

Build A Donut Bakery, abbreviated to BAD Bakery, opens June 15 and aims to redefine the donut experience.

Located at 106 E 7th Street, the website reads, “We don’t just serve donuts; we allow you to build your own delicious creations.

“Founded in 2023, we are a fresh and innovative addition to the culinary scene in our charming town.”

Across the street from Mike’s shop, Columbia Motor Alley, apartments are currently being built, promising a home for new residents to coincide with all the new businesses.

The project will cost $93 million. The city is happy that Mike is taking this on to revitalize Columbia.

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A source told The US Sun: “They are building a six-storey apartment with a restaurant. There will also be a car shed.

“The city is changing quickly.”

It’s a change welcomed by some citizens, but shunned by others in the community.

“It’s kind of interesting because a lot of people don’t want change and some people do, so we’re in that change,” a city source said of Mike Wolfe bringing business to Columbia.

MIKE’S COLUMBIA PROPERTIES

In January, The US Sun revealed that Mike Wolfe had purchased seven commercial properties in ColumbiaCredit: Matt Symons – Commissioned by US Sun Digital Edition
The coffee shop Muletown Coffee leases one of Mike’s propertiesCredit: Matt Symons – Commissioned by US Sun Digital Edition
Mike is the landlord of the Packard Playhouse theaterCredit: Matt Symons – Commissioned by US Sun Digital Edition

According to property records, one of Mike’s recently purchased commercial properties is 4,320 square feet and valued at $214,100.

Leased to Hazelwood Laboratories, their business description reads: “Boutique music systems for hospitality and home.”

Mike also became the owner of a 2,900 square foot property valued at $192,700 where Muletown Coffee currently resides.

Another commercial property is 4,653 square feet and is valued at $336,300.

The Packard Playhouse drama theater leases the space.

HOLIDAY HOME

Trek Bicycle Store Columbia is worth $464,400Credit: Matt Symons – Commissioned by US Sun Digital Edition
Mike’s holiday home Two Lanes Guesthouse is located above the bicycle shedCredit: Matt Symons – Commissioned by US Sun Digital Edition

Mike also owns a commercial property leased to Trek Bicycle Store Columbia valued at $464,400.

The building’s 6,279 square feet includes an upstairs apartment that Mike rents out called Two Lanes Guesthouse.

The US Sun previously reported that the American Pickers star charges $275 per night from Friday to Sunday, and $200 per night from Monday to Thursday.

For holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, the price increases to $425 per night.

They are building a six-story apartment with a restaurant. There will also be a car space. The city is changing quickly.

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The unit features a bedroom with a king bed, a sofa with a pull-out queen bed, a bathroom, a kitchen, and a washer and dryer.

The space is filled with antiques chosen by Mike.

A description of the rental on the website reads: “This is the first time fans of American Pickers will see picks from the show that Mike has culled from barns and sheds across America, presented as scenery.

“The entire one-bedroom loft is located above a bicycle shop in a two-story brick building dating back to 1857. The loft measures approximately 1,100 square feet, which was the perfect size for Mike to showcase his own unique piece. friendly, Americana style.

“Guests will appreciate how Mike has integrated items from different vintages and locations to create one cohesive look. The integration of natural pieces, such as antlers and bison sculptures, fits well with the more industrial rusted picks.

It’s kind of interesting because a lot of people don’t want change and some people do, so we’re in that change.

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“Intentionally placed vintage signs delineate and organize spaces, such as the hand-painted, wooden sign outside the bedroom that reads ‘Rooms for Tourists’ or the double-sided turquoise ‘City Cafe’ sign selected in Alabama and now hanging above the kitchen island .”

Mike said of the space on the website: “There is so much to see and experience here. I wanted to create a space where visitors could experience the charms of staying on Main Street in a small town.

“One of my favorite things is looking through the 13-foot windows of the 1905 courthouse and hearing the bell in the tower above chime every hour.

“You can walk down the street and see the retailers getting ready to open. You can even smell the biscuits and bacon that Puckett’s is cooking for breakfast.”

COLUMBIA MOTOR ALLEY

Mike purchased the former Chevrolet dealership Columbia Motor AlleyCredit: Matt Symons – Commissioned by US Sun Digital Edition
The assessed value is $717,400 and the building is a whopping 13,440 square feetCredit: Matt Symons – Commissioned by US Sun Digital Edition

Mike purchased the former Chevrolet dealership Columbia Motor Alley, built in 1948, in November 2017 for $400,000.

The assessed value is $717,400 and the building is a whopping 13,440 square feet.

A source close to Mike previously told The US Sun: “It used to be a car restoration building and then Mike Wolfe bought it.

“He has employees who work on bicycles and more in the garage area. Mike has his cars and motorcycles on display here. He has motorcycles, bicycles, cars and antiques that he finds at the show.

The store features a merchandise shop and two vintage gas pumps outside.

Also on display are several vintage cars and motorcycles from Mike’s personal collection, including a black Ford Model A, a red Porsche and a beige 1934 Ford Coupe.

Mike also hosts Columbia, Coffee and Cars in the spring, summer and fall months.

A second source told The US Sun that fans can expect to see Mike in the garage during business hours, every Friday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

The insider said, “Mike tries to go to Columbia Motor Alley when it’s open. He takes the time to talk to everyone who comes to visit.”

MIKE’S RESTAURANT

Mike completed the exterior renovation of a new restaurantCredit: Commissioned by US Sun Digital Edition
The building used to be an Esso gas stationCredit: Matt Symons – Commissioned by US Sun Digital Edition

According to property records, Mike also dropped $600,000 on a 1,000-square-foot lot that used to be an Esso gas station on September 15, 2022.

The US Sun previously reported that the space will be a restaurant as exterior construction is completed.

The front of the restaurant has a wooden pergola with light from the beams.

Under the pergola there are gray paving stones instead of concrete.

The fire pit also has pavers and there is a stone bench for customers who want to sit around the fire.

Opposite the stone fire pit are raised pavers, which will provide a stage for karaoke and performers.

A black metal fence and brick planters with shrubs surround the outdoor space.

A source told The US Sun at the time: “It will be a restaurant. They’re going to sell pizza, soda and stuff like that.

“Construction workers are building a stage for karaoke, a fire pit and a pergola for the building.”

In an effort to bring business and tourism to the small town, Mike pumped nearly $100 million into the revitalization projectCredit: The US Sun – Commissioned by the US Sun Digital edition
The project has been welcomed by some citizens but shunned by others in the communityCredit: The US Sun – Commissioned by the US Sun Digital edition
Mike’s investment appears to be paying off as new businesses spring up around the city of TenneseeCredit: Zachary Maxwell Stertz
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