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Chicago-Based Pizzeria Chain Gino’s East Closes its Nashville Outpost

The walk-up pizza slice window and comedy club are no more

Gino’s East Nashville/Facebook

Chicago-based pizza chain Gino’s East has shuttered its SoBro Nashville outpost, according to the Nashville Scene.

Open since 2019, Gino’s East and the Comedy Bar offered a walk-up to-go pizza slice window, Chicago-style deep-dish pies, starters, salads, and sandwiches, located in the former home of Sole Mio at 311 Third Avenue South.

Owned by Bravo Restaurants, Inc., which currently has locations across the Chicagoland area, Wisconsin, Texas, Michigan, Georgia, and Mexico City, the revered Chicago pizza joint has been distributing deep-dish pies to the masses in the Windy City since 1966. Gino’s East was born after two taxi drivers and a buddy got sick of rush-hour traffic and decided to open a pizza joint. The long-time favorite is now one of Eater Chicago’s ‘25 Iconic Pizzerias’. The now-shuttered SoBro restaurant was the first under the Gino’s East name in Tennessee. Outside of Illinois, the chain also has locations in California, Wisconsin, Michigan, Texas, and Iowa.

At this time, officials with Bravo Restaurants, Inc., could not be reached for comment regarding the closing, but a post on the Gino’s East website reads “this location has been closed. Thank you for supporting us, we’ll miss you Nashville!”

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