It’s never easy for a restaurant or bar owner to decide the time has finally come to close down their business, but after 22 months of pandemic-fueled difficulties and staff shortages, closures are, sadly, inevitable. So to help keep track, here’s a running list of what has closed so far in 2022 around Music City. This story will continue to be updated throughout the year.
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Downtown Sporting Club
The building that housed Strategic Hospitality’s Downtown Sporting Club has sold to an undisclosed new owner and is closed effective immediately, according to the Nashville Post. The multi-level building at 411 Broadway debuted in its current iteration in 2019, Ben and Max Goldberg’s most ambitious project to date, sporting four separate dining options, ax-throwing lanes, a rooftop oasis, and a few Broadway-facing hotel rooms. In its former life, the building’s ground floor hosted crowd-favorite Paradise Park Trailer Resort, open from 2007 until 2018. Strategic Hospitality eventually revived the popular honky-tonk after the transition, bringing back its popular tater tots, burgers, and $6 Natural Light pitchers.
Italian destination Mangia’s co-owner Nick Pelligrino posted on the Melrose-area restaurant’s social media outlets this weekend that its last service was their final festive family-style feast on NYE. Located in the Eighth Avenue Commons development at the corner of Craighead Street and Franklin Pike, Pelligrino and his wife Jeanine debuted the popular restaurant as a pop-up in Franklin in 2011 before settling into its Melrose home in 2016. Mangia was most well-known for its fun family-style weekend feasts and gluten-free-friendly dining options.
“With gratitude and bittersweet feelings, we announce that last night’s New Year’s Eve Feast was our last Mangia service here. Our family survived COVID-19, but sadly our family business did not. We thank our local Nashville guests and visitors from all over for making Mangia Nashville a part of your lives and becoming part of the biggest Italian family in Tennessee.” the Pellegrinos posted on social media.