Historic Nashville soda shop to open new location in Cool Springs

Historic Nashville soda shop to open new location in Cool Springs

Elliston Place Soda Shop’s retro sign marks the original location that opened in 1939 in Nashville.


Elliston Place Soda Shop, a Nashville staple for more than 75 years, has announced their expansion to a Cool Springs location.

NAI Nashville, a global commercial real estate broker, announced the iconic soda shop’s move to Carothers Corner, an 8,000-square-foot retail space vacated in September of 2017 by the Puffy Muffin.

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Elliston Place Soda Shop will take the place of the Cool Springs Puffy Muffin, which left the location in September of 2017. // FILE

The Cool Springs location will open by summer of 2018 as the anchor of the center, said NAI Nashville President Devin McClendon.

“We are thrilled to have such a quality concept and operation as Elliston Place Soda Shop as our anchor restaurant,” said McClendon. “They will be a wonderful addition to both the center and the Cool Springs area.”

The center, located at the corner of Mayfield Drive and Carothers Parkway in Franklin, is a 55,156 square foot retail shopping center. Other shops in the center include Bodeli Sushi, a Subway, and Ground, a burger restaurant.

The soda shop’s Nashville location is on the National Register of Historic Places, and originally housed a grocery store, then a pharmacy, before opening as a soda shop in 1939.

“Today it stands as one of the city’s oldest continually operating restaurants, said owner, Skip Bibb. “[We’re] excited to expand the brand to include a Cool Springs location, taking the best of the historic soda fountain’s menu and aesthetic to create a larger more modern version in this bustling suburban district.”

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