Venerable Elliston Place Soda Shop to remain open

Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 2:25pm
Staff reports

Owners with the Elliston Place Soda Shop and their landlord have reached an agreement to extend the eatery's lease for five years, keeping the beloved icon open.

Earlier this week, the Nashville Scene reported the shop would close as its owners and landlord, Jim Crossman, were unable to reach a lease extension agreement.

On Thursday, the two parties announced a deal to keep the 72-year-old restaurant in its space for another five years.

The soda shop, also known for breakfast and Southern meat-and-three-style lunches, is considered a Nashville institution, where politicians, musicians and tourists often dine side by side. News that it might close had caused concern, especially given that other Nashville landmark restaurants, like Vandyland on West End, have shut down in recent years.