The Gulch operated as Nashville’s main railway for nearly half a century. Union Station became a hub for commuters, travelers, and soldiers, and during WWII over 100 trains passed through each day. After the war, The Gulch experienced a massive halt in the railway’s commuter line, and city officials began to question what to do with the land. For years it laid stagnant, until a group of investors and developers came together to resurrect the area. In the late 1990s, Nashville Urban, LLC created a master plan to give life to The Gulch. Nearly twenty years The Gulch is now a thriving neighborhood, filled with the city’s finest restaurants and shopping destinations.