East Side fav The Wild Cow is moving to greener (and bigger) pastures. According to co-owner Melanie Cochran, the popular vegan and vegetarian eatery will soon be leaving its long-time location on Eastland Avenue for new digs at 1100 Fatherland St., in the space formerly occupied by Local Taco.
“Our current space had become way too small and our lease is up at the end of the year,” Cochran says. “So we had been looking for some time. When we heard this space was available our real estate agent arranged for us to look at it the same day. In just a couple of days we’d signed a lease.”
In addition to a larger dining area, plans call for a heated patio, a full bar, draft beer, and more in the new location. Some changes will also be made behind the scenes as Chef Ryan Toll will be joining current co-owners Melanie and John Cochran as a full business partner. And in distinctly Nashville-style, music is of course involved with the move.
“On October 1st, we’re doing a benefit show at The Cobra,” Melanie Cochran says. “My band, The Swanies, is playing as well as Ryan Toll’s band and others. All the bands include people who work at The Wild Cow, and all proceeds will go towards purchasing new equipment for the move.”
Cochran says they hope to open in the new location by Nov. 1, 2019 and are planning a new location celebration as well as a 10th anniversary party. For updates, visit thewildcow.com.