Nobody will find any more pearls, alas, at the Crescent Cafe & Oyster Bar across from Vanderbilt, tucked away next to SATCO at 416 21st Ave. S. in the old Guido's Pizzeria space. We walked past this afternoon and found the windows and door papered over and construction materials on the side deck.
A group of unhappy patrons had just arrived and were shocked to find the place closed. A Boston man who introduced himself as the new owner said he bought it four days ago. He said it will reopen around Oct. 15 as the Music Row Bar & Grill, serving gourmet Southern cuisine. It will also host live performances, including comedy and Nashville's own local version of The Gong Show.
Crescent Cafe was opened by Scott Crane, who ran the now-defunct ’80s hangout Ace of Clubs. Calls to the number listed on the website and MySpace page reached a disconnected number. Neither site mentions the change.