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Couple Behind 24-Hour Diner Petition Speak--Mikayla Lewis

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Tim and Sue Palmer bought a second home closer to their law firms in Downtown Nashville last year.

Tim Palmer says, " We looked at the properties from the Governor's Club in Brentwood, to Belle Meade to here and we decided this was a really good investment."

They say their Encore condo is close enough to work, yet far enough from...

Sue Palmer says, "The honky tonks are two blocks away, so two blocks away is ok. We for the most part do not hear the honky tonks where they are now."

 With a 24-hour diner being built across 3rd Avenue & Demonbreun, the Palmer's fear the music could be closer to home. The couple says plans show that a bar will be on each level of the three story building. The owners are listed as Avenue Diner LLC.

Tim Palmer says, "The owners are the owners of honky tonks on 2nd Avenue. The architectural structure of the building from the plans that we've seen closely resemble Honky Tonk Central."

Sue Palmer says, " We read that the manager of Honky Tonk Central is going to be running it. We found out that there were some apparent misrepresentations to the planning council how things were going to be done. Those things are disturbing."

Metro Planning Department says it originally approved the property owners to renovate the previous building for the diner. Now a stop work order is in effect until September 4th, when the applicants appear before the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Tim Palmer says, "If there's anything left of that structure, I can't see it."

As members of the Urban Residents Association the couple started a petition and joined a Facebook group to stop the diner.

Sue Palmer, " To have a diner right across the street, I think that would be welcomed we just need to make sure that the representations are really accurate and that's what we get."

Fox 17 reached out to the Avenue Diner LLC attorney, Ron Pursell. We are still waiting to hear back.


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