NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville's second oldest restaurant, The Pie Wagon, has announced it will shut its doors for the last time after nearly a century.
It has been providing meals to the people of Nashville since 1922.
The meat-and-three has moved locations numerous times, but it has always been a spot where people could get delicious food, but a requirement to update their restaurant has led the owners to shut it down.
"We don't wanna have to do it, Metro Water is shutting us down," Leland Biggs, manager and The Pie Wagon said to a customer on Thursday. "They want us to do a new grease trap, replace one that we got, and then they want us to run new lines all the way down the alley, and it's like $100,000. I mean, it's ridiculous, absolutely ridiculous."
The Pie Wagon had become a favorite for numerous Nashvillians, especially those in the Music Row area.
Country Music legends, music executives, studio musicians, technicians, and many others have frequented the restaurant, and customers are sad to see its closing.
"If not a murder on Music Row, at least another death on Music Row, for this to go away, it's sort of a Music Row staple," one customer said.
The owners said that it was a great run, and they're preparing to move on to the next chapter in their lives.
"It's a bittersweet thing, ya know?" Biggs said.
The Pie Wagon is scheduled to close its doors at 3 p.m. on Friday, but the restaurant did have to close early on Thursday after it ran out of food; so customers were encouraged to show up early if they want to get one last meal at The Pie Wagon.