The 2019 decimation of long-beloved Nashville restaurants continues — as Green Hills eclectic dive Firefly Grille posted on social media on Tuesday that they’ll be closing “in the next couple of weeks”.
Dangling Mardi Gras beans and flickering Christmas lights hang throughout the standalone restaurant, surrounded by various knick-knacks and celebrity photos. Firefly serves a seasonally rotating menu of American fare.
Located at 2201 Bandywood Drive, independent restaurateur Curt Cole first opened Firefly Grille 17 years ago. Cole was also a founding partner of Midtown Cafe and Music City Roadhouse in Washington, D.C..
Cole is retiring after 40 years in the restaurant business due to health issues, forcing the decision to close the doors at the longtime Green Hills favorite. In a statement, Cole says he is grateful for the support of employees and customers over the last four decades, but that he is looking forward to spending future weekends with family at home.
No word yet on Firefly Grille’s exact closing date. See the full Facebook post below.