After nearly a decade in business in East Nashville, neighborhood diner Pied Piper Eatery will close its doors on Sunday, Feb. 18.
The Piper family shared the news via Facebook on Wednesday, encouraging longtime fans to “come visit your favorite server, order your favorite entree (or salad, or sandwich, or breakfast, etc.) while they last, and take a selfie or two.”
The quirky and family-friendly restaurant opened at 1601 Riverside Drive back in 2008, led by owner Becky Piper, whose music-inspired vision made the Pied Piper Eatery a fun and Nashville-centric place to grab a burger, eggs and bacon or a slice of apple pie.
The Piper family forged forward with the Eatery after Becky Piper’s death in 2015, but, the announcement notes, they felt the time had come to change course and plot new paths.
“As her family, we have done our best to honor her vision for her creation, but it was her heart that beat for this diner, this work,” the announcement reads. “We've decided it's truly time to let her rest, and to honor her by following our own creative visions.”
The Piper family’s other stalwart East Nashville business, ice cream hangout Pied Piper Creamery, will continue serving sweet creativity over at 114 S. 11th Street.