The ownership team behind Epice are delivering the follow-up to their popular 12South Lebanese bistro. Santo will occupy approximately 2,061 SF at Southern Land Company’s upcoming mixed-use community Vertis Green Hills at 4000 Hillsboro Pike. In addition, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza has signed on to lease 2,390 SF to round out Vertis’ diversified culinary offerings.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Santo, an original, exciting and authentic modern Mediterranean restaurant destination, to Vertis Green Hills,” said Paul Neuroth, Senior Vice President of Retail Leasing at SLC. “We are equally pleased to announce a family-friendly favorite in Brixx Wood Fired Pizza. With these new additions as well as Char Restaurant and True Food Kitchen, we’ve fully assembled an exciting and diversified array of culinary offerings at Vertis Green Hills which will have something for everyone.”

The team behind Santo is billing it as modern Mediterranean, landing on its culinary direction after years of culinary research across Europe and North Africa. Like Epice, the restaurant will feature a centerpiece outdoor patio. The Epice and Santo ownership group includes Maher Fawaz, Andrew Fawaz, Bradley Ryan and Gabe Reyes.

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza was founded in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1998. Brixx focuses on serving pizzas that appeal to a wide variety of palates and dietary needs, using natural flavors and quality ingredients; the most important being fire. The Nashville restaurant will serve local and national craft beers and microbrews, and wine.

The franchise is committed to making a difference in communities where they are located, offering fundraising opportunities for schools, churches and clubs through the Brixx Buxx program. Brixx Wood Fired Pizza currently has locations in Franklin and Hendersonville. The new restaurant at Vertis Green Hills will be its first Nashville location.

In addition to its culinary offerings, the development has already unveiled The Collection at Vertis Green Hills, which is focused on health and wellness. In all Vertis will have 37,000 SF of retail, 310 luxury rental apartments and penthouses and 45,000 square feet of Class A office space.

For more information on the Santo team’s first restaurant, Epice, click here: Epice.

For more information about Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, click here: Brixx.