West Nashville staple closing its doors, Turnip Truck store to take its place

Nashville 2019

Nashville Cash & Carry has served Middle Tennessee for more than 40 years, but Saturday the West Nashville store will be closing its doors.  

The store known for its wholesale prices and quality bulk items has sat on Charlotte Avenue for 20 years.  

“I’ve been coming to this particular store ever since it opened,” Kay Simpson told News 2.  

The store serves a number of churches, caterers, restaurants and people like Simpson. 

“I’ve bought their chicken breast here, their pork gravy, their breakfast gravy and love it.”  

Soon, the 15,000-square-foot blue building will undergo a facelift as the Turnip Truck moves in. Known for its local organic products, Turnip Truck offers a full-service grocery with a hot bar and deli. 

Its new location beside Richland Park is just a few blocks from The Nations as well as Sylvan Park, two of Nashville’s most up and coming areas.  

“Oh, it has changed drastically. I’ve lived in West Nashville all my life,” explained Simpson. 

With the change comes skyrocketing prices. The Charlotte Avenue property sold to Turnip Truck for $5.48 million.  

“Everything is sky high in this area,” said Simpson. 

The owner of Turnip Truck says they have been eyeing the area for years.  

Cash & Carry plans to close Saturday at 5 p.m. Employees told News 2 there aren’t plans for another store.  

Turnip Truck takes ownership Feb. 1 and they plan to open by the end of the year. 

The new location will be Turnip Truck’s third location in Nashville and the biggest yet. They first opened in East Nashville in 2001. 

The owner, John Dyke, says they are excited about being a part of the diverse neighborhood and envision it being a much different place in the next five years with all of the growth.

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