Americano Freestyle Tapas Bar on West End is closing on Saturday, August 24 — meaning the end of sangria, patatas bravas, and paella after 4 years in business. A tipster reached out to report the impending closure last week, which was confirmed today by owner George Haddad and a post on Americano’s social media.
The tapas bar opened in 2015, serving dinner and weekend brunch at 1720 West End Avenue, a quick turnaround owned by George Haddad and Tony Langone following the closure of the space’s previous tenant, the West End Cafe.
Haddad told Eater that a drastic rent increase is the cause for the closure this weekend.
“We popularized tapas dining in Nashville, we watched thousands of bachelorette parties come through the door and leave on pedal taverns. We served students from our neighboring schools and celebrated their graduations. We experienced daily issues with plumbing, AC, equipment but never let it affect our drive or mission. It is all happy memories. Unfortunately our time at 1720 W End Ave is coming to end. We could not reach a satisfactory agreement with our landlord to renew the lease. We will be open this last week between Tuesday, August 20 and Saturday, August 24. Stop by and give us a hug one last time.”
See the full post on Americano’s Facebook page below.