The owner of downtown staples Puckett’s Grocery and Deacon’s is shutting down Harvest at Homestead, the quaint Southern-style restaurant tucked inside the historic Homestead Manor.
The 1800s-era home-turned-restaurant (4683 Columbia Pike) emerged as a Thompson’s Station dining destination in recent years under owner A. Marshall Hospitality’s watch, integrating ingredients plucked from its on-site farm. CEO Andy Marshall says the decision to close comes as his group shifts attention on expanding its existing portfolio.
“With the recent announcement of Puckett’s inclusion in the Nashville airport expansion and other plans for growth in the near future, we now feel that Homestead deserves more attention than we are able to dedicate to it,” he told Tennessean.
Ownership announced the pending closure on Twitter on Wednesday, February 20:
A. Marshall Hospitality has an exciting year of growth and opportunity ahead, and we have decided to dedicate our resources to the continued cultivation and expansion of some of our other concepts like Puckett's Grocery and Hattie Jane's Creamery.— Homestead Manor (@homesteadmanor) February 21, 2019
The shutter comes just months after the restaurant’s then-chef Chad Starling jumped over to Deacon’s as executive chef.
In 2015 the Franklin-based hospitality group took over the 50-acre manor — which was at one point a civil war hospital — and served pizzas, salads, and meaty mains at Harvest, integrating fresh vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruits. Its on-site farm, which also sources to its sister eateries, will stay operational through the summer, notes Tennessean.
To say goodbye this weekend, there’s specials like 2-for-1 bloody marys and mimosas leading up to its final brunch service.