In a surprise bit of news to start the new year, Gulch restaurant Prima will close its doors later this month.
The three-year-old Community Hospitality restaurant located in the ground floor of the Terrazzo building will have its last service on Saturday, Jan. 13. Employees were given the news earlier today, and a representative for the restaurant sent Eater Nashville the following brief statement:
After three great years, we are announcing that Saturday, January 13, 2018 will be the last day of service at PRIMA. We are grateful to our staff, guests, family and friends who have made the PRIMA experience so memorable.
We want to thank the Nashville community for the support we’ve received and we hope you will visit us in the coming two weeks for a final farewell.
- The Community Hospitality team
Opening its doors in the fall of 2014, Prima was one of that year’s most anticipated new restaurants. Veteran chef Sal Avila was at the helm of the 200-seater, offering diners a menu with an emphasis on Mediterranean and internationally inspired flavors. But in early spring last year, a change was made, with Avila resigning from his post and Josephine chef/partner Andy Little taking the reins and offering ‘a more refined New American menu.’
And while no specific reason is given for the closure, Prima seemed to struggle to find sure footing over the course of its three years in operation, pivoting several times in terms of the menu in an attempt to find an appropriate culinary match for the more grand, special occasion feel and look of the space.
No word yet on what the future may hold for the space, so be sure to check back for updates.