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Longtime Leiper's Fork Staple Country Boy Closes, Firefly Grille Owner to Take Over

The 46-year-old restaurant serves its last meal, but Green Hills' Firefly Grille owner has a new concept planned for the space.

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[Photos: Elaine J/Firefly Grille/Trip Advisor]
Country Boy Restaurant, a fixture in the Leiper's Fork community, served its last meal yesterday, closing its doors after 46 years in business. But the property is getting a new tenant, as Green Hills' Firefly Grille owner Curt Cole will be opening a new restaurant concept there. The owner of the property, Charles Martin, told The Tennessean that 'the diner would be leased out to....Cole and reopen in about three weeks with a "new approach."' But Eater spoke with Firefly Grille general manager Pete Morrell, who says that "they are not leasing it, but are actually handling it as a new management company" for the property, which Martin owns. Morrell says that Martin frequents Firefly Grille and approached Cole about the project, with the aim of bringing something unique and vibrant to the Leiper's Fork community. The concept, which Morrell describes as "not unlike Firefly Grille," will be open six days a week, with lunch and dinner served Tuesday through Friday and brunch and dinner on the weekends. The space itself will remain relatively unchanged, with the exception of possibly new paint and decorations. Morrell, who will be overseeing both locations, says they are aiming for an Oct.8 opening.
· Country Boy Restaurant in Leiper's Fork to Close [The Tennessean]
· Country Boy Restaurant [Official Site]
· Firefly Grille [Official Site]