A true East Nashville institution, Charlie Bob’s, which has served up comfort food for decades, is set to close its doors for good this week.
The restaurant has been occupying its Dickerson Pike location since the 1950s and the father of current owner Michael Douglas purchased it in 1972. Since then, it has been satisfying the hunger pangs of locals and out-of-towners alike.
After years of inquiries from developers, Douglas has decided to sell the restaurant to a local company that is planning to replace it with an apartment project.
True to form, Charlie Bob’s will be hosting a farewell party for its biggest fans on Sunday, April 30. The get together will be free and open to all ages, featuring musical performances from two dozen artists who have worked or played at the restaurant during its reign.
“Let’s go out with a bang,” Douglas says. “I think this gives everyone a chance to come by one last time. I have met a lot of people throughout the years and acquired not only good customers, but good friends. I will miss this place and start my new chapter.”
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