Another Nashville local staple is closing it's doors at the end of 2018.
In what has been a disturbing trend this year for local businesses (Paradise Park, Local Taco, Caviar & Bananas just to name a few), another longtime Nashville favorite is closing. J&J's Market & Cafe, located on Broadway between 19th and 20th, posted on Facebook early this morning that it would close at the end of the year, with its operations ceasing at the end of November.
If you've never heard of J&J's, you're forgiven. It's inconspicuous in its design. A white brick building with a simple blue awning that lacks of the neon signs and flashy decorum of "new Nashville". It's a little bit of a hole in the wall that's become somewhat of a safe haven for Vanderbilt students and Music Row types over the years.
Some know it for it's great little coffee shop tucked away in the back of the market. Some are fans of the baked goods. Some appreciate the unique local grocery items and still others go for the selection of local craft beers available.
No matter the reason, J&J's has been a part of the fabric of the community since it opened in 2002, and it's small-town charm and friendly customer service has endeared it to Nashville locals. We'll be sad to see it go.
By the way, if you've noticed a ton of restaurants in Nashville closing as of late, you're not alone. In fact, the Nashville Business Journal did a whole big piece on the "restaurant bubble" back in June, that's a pretty good read.
Farewell, J&J's. We'll stop in for a beer to say goodbye soon.