New Korean restaurant in the works at former Pied Piper Eatery in East Nashville

The lights are coming back on at the former Pied Piper Eatery location. 
In the works now at 1601 Riverside Dr.: a new Korean food spot, led by Joey Plunket and Sara Nelson of much-loved East Nashville bar Duke’s, and friends Tim and Danny Song, who head up Atlanta Korean restaurant Gaja.
Aside of the planned cuisine, we have just a few specifics: The lease has been signed, and design and permitting stuff is under way, with hopes of getting renovations completed for a late-summer opening, Nelson says. And the restaurant is envisioned as its own, distinct thing, not an outgrowth.
“This will be very much a third business — not a ‘second location’ of either of our other businesses,” she says. (Checked in for clarification on a name for the new restaurant, and will update.)
Meantime, if you’d like to visit Nelson and Plunket and team at their current East Nashville business, Duke’s is located at 1000 Main St., open noon until 3 a.m. daily.
The Piper family's quirky, family-friendly restaurant closed at that location in February, after nearly 10 years of serving comfort food to locals and visitors. 
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