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Metro City Councilor Hosts Community Meeting to Discuss Possible Changes at Brown’s Diner

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – The community will have the opportunity to vote on possible changes coming up at a popular restaurant that’s been in Nashville since 1927.

In January 2021, Brown’s Diner was sold to a new owner, Bret Tuck. Tuck is the former chef of Edley’s BBQ and helped create Pancho and Lefty’s. When presented with the opportunity, he couldn’t pass it up.

“I love restaurants, I love the idea of ​​restaurants and Brown’s has all of this stuff, so it’s a perfect choice,” Tuck said.

Councilor Tom Cash, District 18, facilitates a Monday night exemption request meeting. The aim is to discuss the restaurant’s proposal to build a new covered porch at the front. Cash told News 2 he conducted a study on 21st Avenue. Neighbors have expressed their support for preserving and safeguarding Brown’s Diner and Hillsboro Village.

In addition to the new porch, Tuck wants to renovate the kitchen, add new equipment, update the plumbing and electrical. But the beloved burger, the staff and the decorations are here to stay.

“Nashville is a booming city with all kinds of new stuff,” Tuck said. “The novelty is great, but to keep that legacy this old place is important. Regulars came to see me and told me that in the 1950s and 1960s my grandfather would take me here after baseball games. It’s just this special place in everyone’s heart that brings them back to when they were young. If I can’t hang on to this, I fucked up.

When you hear “dinner”, it’s hard not to think of breakfast. Tuck hopes to take advantage of his culinary knowledge and add a few morning dishes to the menu.

Tuck said he was open and excited to hear all comments and ideas from the audience. The meeting is at 6:00 p.m. at the restaurant. City councilor Cash wants to take feedback from the neighborhood, share it with neighborhood associations, then take the next step with the city.

Tuck hopes all renovations will be completed by November.