It will be the fourth location for Soulshine; two are in the Jackson, Miss., area and one is in Oxford, Miss. The company was founded by Chris Sartin, and local restaurateur Dave Wachtel III is also involved in the venture.
The new place is going in the former Hollywood Disco space at Division and 19th, not far from Chuy’s. The menu, which can be seen on soulshinepizza.com, includes a wide selection of pizzas, calzones, salads and some more unusual items like cream of crawfish soup, which Soulshine says is addictive. (Their red beans-and-rice combo is also popular.)
Soulshine Pizza Factory (the name is an homage to an Allman Brothers song) is expected to open at 1907 Division St. around Nov. 1.
(A version of this story appeared in my Food Biz column in today's print edition of The City Paper and online in the Nashville Post.)