The Nashville Tornado: Where Are The Local Businesses Now


March 3, 2020 our city was tremendously affected by a devastating tornado that touched down from East Nashville, North Nashville to Donelson, Mt. Juliet and Lebanon. We wanted to check-in and see where the local businesses are now so we did a little digging in order to update our original list. Take a look, make sure to support and let’s continue to be #NashvilleStrong.

Burger Up East Nashville – closed

Burger Up East was housed in the Five Points building that was completely destroyed during the tornado. They are currently closed until further notice.

Basement East – closed, livestream concerts still available

The Basement East is one of Nashville’s highly regarded concert venues. The venue is still closed but offering livestream concerts. The earliest show to be hosted inside the venue is in late November.

Eastside Nails – now open!

Eastside Nails is currently open and fully operational. Customers are required to wear masks in the salon to abide by COVID-19 safety procedures.

Events @ 624 – permanently closed!

The Germantown event space building was hit hard and the building has since been demolished.

Fisk Galleries – now open!

Fisk Galleries suffered damages the tornado and reopened for a brief period. The galleries are closed due to COVID-19 and will reopen on an appointment only basis for the Fall 2020 semester.

Geist – closed

Restaurant and bar Geist Nashville unfortunately took a large hit from the Nashville tornado and is still closed for renovations.

Jack Brown’s Germantown- closed

Jack Brown’s recovered from its tornado damages, but recently closed again. Stay tuned to their website and social media for updates.

Hopewell Baptist Church – now open!

Hopewell Baptist Church hosted their first service since the tornado in March!

Mojo Marketing + PR – now open!

Mojo Marketing + PR is open for business and operating within the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out their website to connect!

Molly Green East Nashville- permanently closed

The family-owned business took a large hit to their East Nashville location, head quarters, and studio space and building was demolished. They still have 3 other Nashville locations open plus 2 outside of Nashville and online store.

Mt. Bethel Baptist Church- closed

Closed in-person but open for online church services

The Nashville tornado removed part of the Mt. Bethel Baptist Church roof, but that did not stop the congregation from meeting in person underneath a white tent the following Sunday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the church has not had in-person service. Members can now tune in to the 8am or 10:30am sermons online.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Jefferson St. – closed

Closed in-person but open for online church services

Mt. Zion Baptist Church was forced to close it’s doors due to the Nashville tornado damages. When COVID hit, the church went completely virtual offering Sunday sermons, bible study, and other virtual events. Stay tuned to their website and social media!

Music City Cleaners – permanently closed

The city was devastated to learn about the damages to Music City Cleaners, a Nashville staple. The building has since been demolished. You can take a look back on Josh’s vision for Music City Cleaners in his Urbaanite story.

The Cupcake Collection – now open!

The Cupcake Collection closed it’s doors after suffering damages to its roof and other property areas from the Nashville tornado. The business is currently operating and only providing takeout and delivery services.

The Lab – permanently closed

The Lab, also owned by Joshua Mundy, unfortunately saw the end of its chapter in Nashville. The co-working space suffered great damages, but the space’s closing signifies a new chapter.

Silver Sands  Cafe- closed

The staple meat and three restaurant has faced a lot since the Nashville tornado. After suffering damages from the tornado,  dealing with a fumbled repair job, and battling the COVID-19 shutdowns, locals came together to donate funds to help the cafe reopen.

Woodcuts Gallery – now open!

Woodcuts Gallery suffered minimal damages from the Nashville tornado and is now open for business! The gallery is still operating during COVID-19 with shortened hours of operation.


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