After six years of loyally serving sushi to the East Nashville community, Watanabe announced it would not be renewing its lease and closed mid-November. Not only was it hard to find great sushi in that part of town, but its no-frills atmosphere and good food on the cheap was becoming even more of a rarity, thus making it harder to let go.
It just wasn’t cool. I think what hurt the most was the not knowing why. Not even a goodbye letter or post-it of farewell. In September, “loyalty members” received an email notification from corporate (before employees!) that Boscos Nashville would close its doors after 19 years in the Hillsboro Village location, a month after they closed the Cool Springs location. Boscos, I loved your Flaming Stone and it stings that you still pop up on my GPS.