CareNow urgent care, Dunkin Donuts planned for Antioch

HCA TriStar repurposes old Shoney’s site on Cane Ridge Road

The old Shoney’s site on Cane Ridge Road is getting a new lease on life, thanks to TriStar Health.

The restaurant, visible from Bell Road near Interstate 24, was demolished and is being replaced with a more than 7,500-square-foot building that will house a CareNow urgent care clinic and a coffee shop.

There is no set date for completion of the project, but construction is progressing well, said Kimberly Johnson, spokeswoman for TriStar HCA.

According to documents filed with the Metro Nashville Planning Department, the building will be divided into a 5,583-square-foot medical office and a 2,000-square-foot restaurant with a drive-thru.

The restaurant is planned to be a Starbucks Dunkin Donuts, according to The Tennessean.

The lot was sold in August 2016 for $1.4 million, according to records from the Davidson County Property Assessor’s office. The building sits on a 1.15-acre lot located on the southeast corner of Cane Ridge Road and Target Drive.

In November, TriStar Health announced its 10 CareSpot urgent care centers would become CareNow Urgent Care. TriStar Health currently has 10 urgent care locations across Middle Tennessee with locations in Brentwood, Cool Springs, Donelson, Green Hills, Hendersonville, Hermitage, Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro and Nashville’s West End.

CareNow Clinic

In August 2016, TriStar Health purchased the Shoney’s restaurant on Cane Ridge Road. The health care company razed the building and began construction on a new building that will house a CareNow urgent care clinic and a coffee shop. (Michelle Willard/AntiochTenn.com)

“The CareNow brand represents our one-stop approach to service, value and convenience in providing urgent care services across Middle Tennessee,” said Steve Corbeil, President and CEO of TriStar Health. “Patients will find the same exceptional service for their urgent medical needs that they have trusted us to provide in their community for almost five years.”

Urgent care centers provide health care services to treat non-emergent medical problems that can develop unexpectedly and require immediate attention, complementing services provided by primary care physicians and hospital emergency rooms.

“Having urgent care services as part of the TriStar Health system provides a seamless continuum of care for patients and physicians in the communities we serve,” Johnson said. “Patients needing a higher level of care may be immediately connected to the broader resources of our healthcare system if a higher level of care is needed.”

Locations are open seven days a week from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Patients may also check in online at CareNow.com, an innovative and convenient service that reduces waiting in the clinic lobby. Additional conveniences include on-site lab and X-rays.

The new Antioch location will bring the number of CareNow clinics to 11 and joins an expanding list of investment by TriStar in the Antioch area.

Earlier this month, Johnson said TriStar Health System is expanding its presence in the Antioch area with several new facilities like a new TriStar Simulation Learning Center at Crossings Place. The facility is expected to be open in June.

Part of the HCA Nurse Residency program, the SLC will operate as a training facility for student nurses to get hands-on training in a state-of-the-art learning environment.

HCA also opened TriStar Medical Group Family Practice at the Crossings in July 2016 at 5380 Hickory Hollow Parkway, Suite 100, as well as the Family Practice at Cane Ridge, located at 3534 Murfreesboro Pike, Suite 104, near Publix.

Correction: The Tennessean reported in August that Starbucks would occupy the restaurant space but an official from Dowdle Construction Group confirmed Sunday that Dunkin Donuts will be the tenant.

Michelle Willard can be contacted at michelle.willard@gmail.com.