NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Some businesses are still feeling the weight of the pandemic as they try to rebound like Donut + Dog- the business closed its doors for the last time Sunday.
William and Nicole Primavera bought the 1940's house four years ago, eventually turning it into a restaurant.
Since then, they received several local and national awards gaining popularity across the city.
However, the Primaveras tell us a combination of COVID, rent increases, and local property taxes made it tough to continue. But they say it's not the end of the brand as they plan a new venture.
"So part restaurant, part workshop, part culinary learning ground for what my wife and I feel is everything- and that's the youth of the nation," said William.
Now they plan to create a non-profit teaching underprivileged young people culinary skills while maintaining the Donut + Dog atmosphere.