Loaves and Fishes.
October 11, 2002 9:12 AM   Subscribe

Loaves and Fishes. Neatly tucked in amongst guitar stores and honky tonks, these folks are serving up the Bread of Life in Downtown Nashville.
posted by mikrophon (7 comments total)
I'm afraid this this could be the beginning of a Disney's Time Square-style gentrification of our sweetly seedy downtown.
posted by mikrophon at 9:23 AM on October 11, 2002

I'm not too surprised. I think you'd be hard pressed to find anyone that would say it doesn't belong there. While I wouldn't say downtown around Broadway or 2nd classifies for any level of seedy, I do see how you can say it might not fit in at night. But during the day, downtown is full of tour buses of older folks who this place would cater to immensely.
posted by AaRdVarK at 9:35 AM on October 11, 2002

This place is prime for next year's You're So Nashville If...

Color me unsurprised.
posted by brittney at 9:49 AM on October 11, 2002

It just occured to me that the fact that this location was previously held by Planet Hollywood, how could this possibly be any more "Disney's Time Square-style" than that?
posted by AaRdVarK at 10:28 AM on October 11, 2002

By seedy, I meant "gone to seed," like all the boarded up windows and "for lease" signs, which if you look hard enough, you will see. By Disnee stylee, I meant homogenized, focus-grouped, family friendly, &c. There's plenty of that on Music Valley Drive. I love downtown just the way it is (aside for the cruisin'), but like Mr. Wolfy said, the last thing we need is another big, public, failure.

On a side note, is it safe to assume that there is a small but vocal Mid Tenn contingent for the MeFi Meetup that's coming up?
posted by mikrophon at 10:45 AM on October 11, 2002

I was just in Nashville last week for a conference. From what I saw (which wasn't very much), it seems like this kind of restaurant would do well. Seemed like there was some kind of religious establishment on every other block.

I myself would never go there (being a former Catholic-school-girl from Jersey), but as AaRdVarK said, seems it'll get business from the older tourists. But I got the sense from the article that they were trying to market it to young adults. Maybe they should rethink their strategy...

Then again - what do I know...
posted by MsVader at 12:37 PM on October 11, 2002

The restaurant's menu of pizza, burgers and no alcohol is ill-advised, according to Scripture...
posted by eustacescrubb at 4:30 AM on October 12, 2002

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