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The Chute

Category: Places

Dates: 1984-2007

Address: 2535 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN

Owned and operated by Don Hartsfield, The Chute opened in the early 1980s. It had six different themed bars in its complex and served as the home gathering space for several local organizations, including the Smoky Mountain Rodeo Association, the Music City Bears, and the Conductors, a gay men’s leather club. When it closed in 2007, it was one of Nashville’s longest-running gay bars.

See also: Conductors

Source: Various issues of Dare; “A Nashville landmark closes,” OutVoices Nashville, July 23, 2007.

Ad from Dare, Sept. 2, 1988.

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