Jack Russell's, the American-bistro-style restaurant that enjoyed great success in Williamson County but struggled to find an audience when it moved to Green Hills three years ago, has been put down by majority owner Tom Loventhal. The locationnext to the indestructible Green Hills Grillehas been home to a succession of failed restaurants, leading to the theory that the building is cursed. Loventhal thinks that all it needs is a little chicken soup, which there will be plenty of when he and partners Jeff Kuhn and Mary Loventhal Jones install the second Noshville Delicatessen in the space.
The first Noshville, opened eight years ago this December on Broadway, brought a taste of New York deli to Music City and has become a power-breakfast and lunch fixture for Music Row, midtown and downtown diners. After a retrofit and redesign that will re-create the Broadway Noshville on Hillsboro Circle, Green Hills residents can nosh on corned beef, pastrami, chopped liver, lox, smoked whitefish, creamed herring, latkes, knishes, kugel and, of course, matzo ball soup in a sophisticated diner ambiance. Loventhal hopes to be dishing out the chicken soup by mid-January, when the effects of the flu shot shortage should be peaking.