A new Nashville restaurant preserves an important part of the city's history
Woolworth on 5th, a three-story restaurant and lounge in downtown Nashville, is housed in the former F.W. Woolworth, a five-and-dime store that served downtown Nashville for much of the 20th century. In the 1960s, F.W. Woolworth played an important role in the Civil Rights Movement as one of the first sites of Nashville’s history-changing lunch counter sit-ins.
In the new Woolworth on 5th, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, you can still see many of the building’s Art Deco details, including the railings and original terrazzo floors. The lunch counter that was the site of so many protests in the spring of 1960 was on the mezzanine level, and you can still see the spots where the stools once stood. The ground floor houses the main restaurant, with a long counter along one side that recalls the original. Musical moments from Motown history play on a large screen at the end of the room. In the New Era Ballroom on the basement level, live music and dancing will take place nightly beginning 1 March.
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