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Route 11

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Elliston Place Soda Shop Closing - Nashville Mon, 07/18/11 6:17 PM (permalink)
Just got word that Elliston Place will close this weekend. Sounds like it's a landlord problem. I loved the place and hope someone will step in to save it.
 
Here's the article from the Nashville Scene.
 
http://www.nashvillescene.com/bites/archives/2011/07/18/shake-out-elliston-place-soda-shop-closes-saturday
 
<message edited by Route 11 on Mon, 07/18/11 6:18 PM>
 
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    rumaki

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    Re:Elliston Place Soda Shop Closing - Nashville Mon, 07/18/11 6:26 PM (permalink)
    When I was a law student at Vanderbilt, I went to the Elliston Place Soda Shop often. Great fried chicken at Saturday lunch and wonderful coconut cream pie.
     
    I remember it fondly, and will be sorry if it closes down.
     
    The linked article mentions Candyland -- which was also wonderful, and served a marvelous bittersweet chocolat sundae -- and is also gone.  Sigh.
     
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      BillVol

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      Re:Elliston Place Soda Shop Closing - Nashville Tue, 07/19/11 12:27 AM (permalink)
      I hope someone can save Elliston.  My personal favorite Roadfood establishment.  Not counting HoJo's.  Is nothing sacred?
       
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        mr chips

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        Re:Elliston Place Soda Shop Closing - Nashville Tue, 07/19/11 2:06 AM (permalink)
        Thanks for the link. The article made me sad.
         
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          flattop5

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          Re:Elliston Place Soda Shop Closing - Nashville Tue, 07/19/11 10:37 AM (permalink)
          The first place we ever had chess pie, summer 1987, thanks to Roadfood (the book)....
           
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            Twinwillow

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            Re:Elliston Place Soda Shop Closing - Nashville Tue, 07/19/11 10:55 AM (permalink)
            The slow death of the America we used to know continues.........
             
            Very sad.
             
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              Louis

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              Re:Elliston Place Soda Shop Closing - Nashville Wed, 07/20/11 8:48 PM (permalink)
              Every time I like a restaurant, something happens to it.
              I've been here LOTS of times over the last 20 years.  Too bad.
               
               
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                ces1948

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                Re:Elliston Place Soda Shop Closing - Nashville Wed, 07/20/11 9:03 PM (permalink)
                We used to go to Nashville every couple of years for the Florida-Vanderbilt football game. We never made to this place for one reason or another though we walked by several times. Goes to show you, never assume a place like this will be there next time.
                 
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                  Poverty Pete

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                  Re:Elliston Place Soda Shop Closing - Nashville Wed, 07/20/11 10:49 PM (permalink)
                  Louis you, of all people, should know that nothing lasts forever.  However, hope springs eternal! I quit my job of the past many years and insisted that my new  prospective employer interview me tomorrow at Elliston Place.  Come on down!
                  Louis


                  Every time I like a restaurant, something happens to it.
                  I've been here LOTS of times over the last 20 years.  Too bad.



                   
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