Restaurant Spotlight: Elliston Place Soda Shop

Did you know that Elliston Place Soda Shop is the oldest restaurant that has continued to operate in the same location in Nashville?

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Restaurant Spotlight: Elliston Place Soda Shop

Posted by Gary Ashton: RE/MAX ADMIN on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 8:33am.

Did you know that Elliston Place Soda Shop is the oldest restaurant that has continued to operate in the same location in Nashville? It is safe to assume that there is a lot of stories to tell about this ancient restaurant.

The question is: what makes this dining establishment so special? What do people love about it so much that it has continued to be in business for this long?

The Story of Elliston Place Soda Shop

Over 75 years ago, a dining establishment called Elliston Place Soda Shop was born. Naturally, what the shop offers to its customers has changed and grown over the years However, the location of the restaurant and its charm has never changed.

Today, this is a dining establishment you visit when you want to enjoy a homemade milkshake, a helping of the daily meat, and the delicious house made pies.

Did you know that there was a time where this dining establishment was actually a grocery story? In the 1920's, it was a grocery store and a pharmacy that drew people in because it has a soda fountain.

Lynn Chandler was the owner and operator of this establishment. She owned it for 30 years until a politician named Charlie Galbert purchased the establishment. During his reign as owner, it became a popular place for politicians to hang out and enjoy a nice mean.

The Newest Owner

By the end of the year 2012, a man named Skip Bibb took over the establishment. Despite how many times Elliston Place Soda Shop has changed hands; it has never once moved locations or closed its doors.

The foods they sell and the customers they appeal to has changed over the years. But, no one sees Elliston disappearing from Nashville any time in the near future. In the past 75 years, the people of Nashville have come to love Elliston.

 

Gary Ashton

The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage

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