Well, we do!! And he works here, at the Elliston Place Soda Shop in west Nashville.
Listed on the national register of historic places and mentioned in the book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, the Elliston PlaceSoda Shop is a throwback to the 50’s and 60’s when root beer floats and malts were THE after-dinner drinks and the locations were the favorite local hangouts (see Happy Days re-runs ). Nashville’s oldest continuously operating restaurant, Elliston Place still serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with delicious “Meat and 3” selections, hamburgers and sandwiches, and of course, numerous ice cream specialties.
Elliston Place Soda Shop holds a special place in the local restaurant community. It has been a prime location for shops since the early 1900s. The building at 2111 Elliston Place that houses the Soda Shop was originally opened as a grocery, eventually became a pharmacy in the 1920s, and was redesigned to include the Soda Shop in 1939. The drug store remained until 1965.
If you’re looking to reminisce or simply experience a step back in time, visit the nostalgic atmosphere of Elliston Place Soda Shop. And who knows? You might even see a celebrity. It’s a popular filming site for music videos, television commercials and photo shoots. Celebrities and local and national politicians frequently stop in for a visit.
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