Five Guys in Green Hills Closes; Menswear Store to Fill Hill Center Space

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It's another example of a Green Hills restaurant shutting down and being replaced by retail: Five Guys Burgers and Fries in the Hill Center has closed, and most of the vacant space is becoming an outpost of men's apparel store Allen Edmonds.

The Hill Center location will be Allen Edmonds’ first store in the Nashville market, but the company's wares were already sold locally, including at nearby Dillard’s at The Mall at Green Hills, my Nashville Post colleague William Williams reports.

The men's clothing and shoe store will take over 1,680 square feet of the space, aiming to open in September. H.G. Hill Realty, which owns the shopping center, is exploring options for a tenant in the remaining 1,125 square feet.

Restaurants face challenges in the Green Hills neighborhood, which is bustling but has some of the highest rents in the city, as the Scene's Steve Cavendish reported in a piece last month.

Five Guys, based in the Washington, D.C., area, has a loyal following for its straightforward burgers and flavorful fries (a daily chalkboard in the store lists the farms where the potatoes are sourced). The company's other five Nashville-area locations — West End, Bellevue, Brentwood, Mt. Juliet and Cool Springs — remain open.

A representative of Five Guys did not return requests for comment.

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