Friedman’s Army Navy Store to close after 50 years of business
After serving the community for over five decades, the beloved Friedman’s Army Navy Store located in Hillsboro Village will be closing its doors for good on June 30th. A representative from Friedman’s confirmed the closing date and clarified that no relocation within Nashville is planned. Further details were not disclosed.
The family-owned establishment, situated at 2101 21st Ave. S., has resided in the same building since its doors opened in 1972. Doric Building Company Inc. has held ownership of the property since 1949, having acquired it for $9,500 as per Metro records. The structure’s upper floor is occupied by Doric Lodge No. 732, while its prominent location near Brown’s Diner and adorned with a north-facing mural along Bernard Avenue has become a recognizable landmark in the area.
Following the closure, the 9,578-square-foot space will be available for lease. As per the real estate listing, potential tenants can expect a rent price of $40 per square foot, in addition to covering costs associated with utilities, insurance, maintenance, and taxes.
Beyond offering military clothing and small firearms, Friedman’s catered to outdoor enthusiasts with its diverse selection of camping, hunting/fishing, and outdoor apparel, accessories, and supplies. Notably, some dedicated employees have served the store for over two decades, further solidifying its deep roots within the community.
From its humble beginnings in 1972 within the building built to house a Kroger grocery store in 1952, Friedman’s Army Navy Store has become a cherished member of the Hillsboro Village landscape. While its closure marks the end of an era, the memories and legacy built over half a century will undoubtedly remain vivid in the hearts of its patrons and neighbors.