Tootsie's changed downtown Nashville's Tune
October 21, 2015
When this city wanted to clean up downtown more than two decades ago, it looked to honky-tonks to lead the way.
In 1992, Lower Broadway was a sea of pornography shops, peep show and handsome old buildings sitting vacant.
That's when Steve Smith bought venerable honk-tonk and country music hangout Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, whose back door was across the alley from Ryman Auditorium.
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