Nashville’s landmark Pancake Pantry restaurant has changed hands from its longtime owners the Baldwin Family to Red Pony manager Crosby Keltner, according to the Tennessean. The beloved Hillsboro Village eatery was run for almost 56 years by the Baldwins and was opened in 1961 by Robert Baldwin, who recently turned 90. Tourists lined the street outside daily for the Pantry’s pancakes and other home-cooked fare, and Garth Brooks was a regular during the early days of his career.
“I am honored to be trusted with the future of this iconic landmark and am excited to play a part of Nashville’s rich history,” said Keltner in an email. “Pancake Pantry is a local treasure and I intend to carry on the Baldwin family’s legacy and preserve this special ‘Nashville tradition.'”
H.G. Hill Realty Co. still owns the building housing the restaurant.
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