Located at 221 Fifth Avenue North, the Woolworth building is a registered historic site as part of the Fifth Avenue Historic District in downtown Nashville. One of the original “five and dime” stores, F.W. Woolworth became the site of some of the first lunch counter sit-ins during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement in Nashville.
The new Woolworth on 5th restaurant will honor the history of this space by serving as a welcome table for all, with an upbeat atmosphere and food, music and dancing that everyone can enjoy. The menu will explore the roots and history of Southern culinary arts, featuring ingredients and techniques that can be traced all over the globe, from North Africa to South America. The basement level of the restaurant will host a variety of regular music and performance programming. Live music will explore the sounds of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, with a lineup of genres ranging from funk and swing to gospel and jazz.