NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A 50-year-old business in Hillsboro Village is closing its doors for good at the end of June.
The iconic Davis Cookware and Cutlery Shop will close down. According to the store's owner, Scott Davis, all of the cooking and coffee merchandise will be sold in the next three weeks.
Davis is "semi-retiring" and will finish writing a book.
The store at 1717 21st Avenue South has been open for 47 years. Davis wanted to pursue travel and spending more time with his wife and family.
Customers said the shop has been a favorite place to get coffee and will miss it in the changing Nashville landscape.
"The character of the neighborhood has changed obviously in the last 50 years," said Jud Rogers. "It's becoming a little less local."
Davis said the shops appeal was his ability to pull creativity out of the chefs, baristas and home cooks who come through the store.
"One of the things we do in here is [ask] not 'what does coffee taste like?' [but] 'What might coffee taste like?'" said Davis.
Davis said the next business to occupy the space will be a clothing store. He said he knows customers will be sad, but plan to keep the phone line for the business connected so customers can still reach him to ask culinary questions.