Blue Moon cafe, a longtime Nashville landmark, will close at the end of the month, as the pharmacy closes.
Blue Moon Cafe, located at 1055 N. Broad Street, opened in 2012 with an emphasis on traditional American cuisine and is now the only Nashville coffee shop to serve as an open-air pharmacy.
The closure comes after a two-year struggle to get a liquor license and the closure of several other locations.
“We want to thank all of our loyal customers for their loyalty and for all of their hard work and dedication to the community,” Blue Moon owner and chef Sam Barlow said in a statement.
“We have made significant changes to the space over the past two years, and we are now ready to move forward with the rest of our operations.
We look forward to returning to our normal operations, which will include a new cafe in the area.”
Nashville police say they’re looking into the circumstances surrounding the pharmacy closing, but they have no other details.
Barlow said he has been working with the city to get his liquor license.
“I’m very grateful for the support of the Nashville community,” he said.
“I am not only a customer here, I’m a part of the community, and I want to give back to the city.”
In addition to Blue Moon, Barlow owns several other Nashville locations, including the popular Blue Moon Café in Nashville’s West End, as well as the Blue Moon Tavern in downtown Nashville.