authors William Williams
The Antioch property from which SmileDirectClub operates its main manufacturing plant has been offered for sale for an undisclosed asking price.
Sitting on about 12.2 acres, the property (pictured) has an address of 1530 Antioch Pike.
SmileDirect, which makes teeth aligners and has garnered national headlines the past few years — including last month for suing NBC Universal Media over a critical report the network aired in February — is the sole tenant in the roughly 131,500-square-foot facility. The publicly-traded company has operated from the building since 2018; its headquarters are downtown.
Of note, Chicago-based international commercial printing company R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. once owned the property before closing the plant in early 2015 and laying off more than 130 employees. In December of that year, CP Investors paid $4.7 million for the property, according to Metro records. That entity is a partnership comprising local real estate investors the Post was unable to identify.
The owners have enlisted Nashville-based Charles Hawkins Co.’s Matt Woodard (first vice president), Robert Stout (first VP) and Lewis Agnew (president) to handle the marketing and sale of the property. According to marketing materials, SmileDirect has invested significantly in tenant improvements since moving into the building.