Historic Alley Named After Legendary Honky Tonk
Updated: Thursday, December 12 2013, 12:43 AM CST
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NASHVILLE, TN - - Every day of the year music fills Tootsies Orchid Lounge. Most people come in through the front door, but just around the corner is another very famous entrance. "Many artists came here to relax before or after the Grand Ole Opry including my dad Hank Williams" says Jett Williams.
The legendary alley entrance that Hank and hundreds of others have walked through has been revitalized. The original sign that hung for 60 years is glowing once again. "When we started remodeling we decided to get the sign revamed they did a great job with it. It let's people know where the world famous entrance is as well" says Tootsie's owner Steve Smith
But that's not all. The alley itself was also named in honor of the legendary bar. "When the Grand Ole Opry left, Tootsie stayed and then we kept it going." says Smith.
A nod to one of Nashville's most well known landmarks and yet another reason for folks to visit Music City!
Tootsies is also in the process of preserving the famous walkway that goes from the back of The Ryman to that back alley door at Tootsies.