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Local favorite Hermitage House Smorgasbord closing its doors


Hermitage House Smorgasbord closing its doors (Photo: FOX 17 News)
Hermitage House Smorgasbord closing its doors (Photo: FOX 17 News)
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A popular restaurant on Lebanon Pike that's been feeding Nashvillians since 1975 is closing its doors.

The Hermitage House Smorgasbord made the announcement in a Facebook post Wednesday, thanking patrons for their loyalty over the years.

"Words cannot express how it feels to say farewell, but a fine buffet meal says it all," the post read. "We hope you come dine one more time at the restaurant."

FOX 17 News' Dennis Ferrier interviewed restaurant hostess Margit Prosser in 2021 when she was 93 years old. The Czechoslovakian refugee has been running the restaurant with her children since her husband died more than 20 years ago.

“When you think when I came to America I didn’t have a dollar, and now I have this beautiful business," she said in the interview.

The restaurant originally opened as the Country House Smorgasbord in 1971, but later moved it to a bigger location and changed the name.

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