So far, 2018 is certainly shaping up to be the year of the restaurant closure in Nashville. And this week brings news of two more.
First, Soulshine Pizza Factory in Midtown abruptly closed its doors after service this past Sunday night. CEO Don Clifford tells the Nashville Scene that the five-year-old restaurant and music venue “was not doing what we wanted it to do in sales. It never really recovered with the patio being enclosed, and so we just want to look at something different — different areas.” But Soulshine’s owners are currently working on plans for a new concept for the space located at 1907 Division St., one that could still have a live music component. In the meantime, the other four locations, including one just south of town in Franklin, remain open.
And just yesterday morning news broke that East Nashville restaurant Pied Piper Eatery would be closing its doors after service this upcoming Sunday, Feb. 18. Opened at 1601 Riverside Drive in 2008, the quirky diner’s closure was announced with the following post to social media: