Developer grabs Tavern Uptown site

Another Uptown parking lot and a 17th Avenue sports bar might not be long for this world.

Southern Land Co. bought the Tavern Uptown building this month as part of a 1.5-acre stretch running along Pearl Street from 16th to 17th avenues, city records show. The Tennessee-based developer paid $11.5 million for the site and has a big apartment project outlined on its website…