After a year and a half run, the Green Hills location of beloved Nashville institution Arnold’s Country Kitchen has closed its doors.
The closure happened quietly on May 24, with just a brief mention on the restaurant’s Facebook page:
Co-owner Kahlil Arnold tells Eater that there were several reasons for the shutter:
The people [at the Green Hills Apartments for Retired Teachers building] were fantastic, we’ve even tried to help them find someone to take it over. A big reason we took the space initially was as a safety net during the construction on the 8th Avenue location. But it didn’t ever feel like Arnold’s. And it was impossible to get good help and keep it, and my brother Mon was trying to do it all himself. The restaurant wasn’t doing poorly, but we weren’t blowing the doors off either. It just felt like the right time to step away.
But Arnold seems undaunted, saying that he is “not opposed to trying a second location again in the future.”
In the meantime, a noteworthy development is in the works for the 8th Avenue original, as Arnold reveals that plans are in motion to add weekday breakfast, utilizing a number of old family recipes. There is currently no hard start date for the new service, so be sure and check back for updates.