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The Gold Rush Shutters After 45 Years on Elliston Place

The iconic bar and restaurant opened on Nashville’s “Rock Block” in 1974

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The Gold Rush is closed after 45 years on Elliston Place. The iconic Midtown restaurant and bar opened in 1974 along what’s been dubbed Nashville’s “Rock Block”, across from rock music venue Exit/In.

A sign posted to the door reads, “We are sorry but the Gold Rush is closed until further notice. We will miss you but we have done everything we can do. It’s sad.” The bar’s Facebook account and its website have also been deactivated.

General manager Frank Hall tells WTVF-5, they “tried everything we could try” to remain open, including going smoke-free and revamping the food and drinks menu in 2016. However, despite weathering “several storms”, the cost of doing business in the rapidly changing area was too much to overcome. Hall says Elliston Place “isn’t what it used to be.”

2205 Elliston Place, Nashville.