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Honky-tonk owner purchases Nashville Armory and Franklin Range gun ranges

The Tennessean (Nashville) logo The Tennessean (Nashville) 12/3/2021 Cole Villena, Nashville Tennessean

Nashville Armory and Franklin Range, two prominent businesses for Middle Tennessee firearm owners, have a new owner. Joey DeGraw, co-owner of the Nashville Underground honky-tonk in downtown Nashville, announced Thursday that he purchased both properties.

“The armory and range have such a deep rooted history in Nashville, and I am thrilled to have a part in their next chapter," DeGraw said in a news release. "The opportunity to purchase these Nashville staples was irresistible."

DeGraw co-owns Nashville Underground with his brother, musician Gavin DeGraw. The 55,000 square foot bar in Nashville's Lower Broadway tourist area added a bowling alley in summer 2021, and the news release said the brothers aim to expand their entertainment portfolio in Middle Tennessee.

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Nashville Armory is located at 4290 Kenilwood Drive in Nashville. In 2017, Nashville Armory purchased the former Everything Weapons building at 390 Southwinds Drive in Franklin and opened Franklin Range, their second Middle Tennessee range. Both facilities offer retail space, firearm classes and indoor shooting ranges.

DeGraw said through a spokesperson that the combined sale price for the two properties was around $5 million.

Cole Villena covers Williamson County at The Tennessean, part of the USA TODAY Network — Tennessee. Reach Cole at or 615-925-0493. Follow Cole on Twitter at @ColeVillena and on Instagram at @CVinTennessee.

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