One business closes. Another one opens. Birth and death. That is the usual cycle of things.
Hillsboro Village has lasted as a shopping district longer than any other area of Nashville, except perhaps downtown. It began as a wide spot on Hillsboro Pike, a major thoroughfare even in the 1800s. It lay just south of Vanderbilt University, which had been founded in 1873, and Roger Williams University, which, from 1874 to 1905, occupied the site that is now Vanderbilt