The Great Escape Broadway
An Official Tribute to our Broadway Location
Thanks for all the kind words and memories about The Great Escapeís Broadway store, the closing of which has come as a shock to many of our long-time customers, former and current employees, and others in the community. We are very sad to have left the Midtown location we have enjoyed these last 33 years. And yes, the decision to move was based completely on an extreme rent increase which was presented to us several years ago (at the peak of condo-building and real estate speculation in Nashville). We did try to relocate within the area, but the expense of real estate and our inability to find a place of the right size and parking availability led us to this decision.
"The Great Escape customers say they will miss the music store, which had become a destination for students and other lovers of music and memorabilia. Even musicians like Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks and Alicia Keys browsed the aisles."†(Tennessean)
Again, we had no desire to close our flagship store, and we can only hope that most (if not all) of you all will make the 10 minute drive to our Great Escape Superstore where you will find ample free parking, wider aisles, and a broader selection of both full-priced and bargain merchandise than any of our stores have offered in the past.