NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Nashville's pancake pantry waited 60 years to open a new restaurant in Music City finally. Now, their new breakfast spot opens the following Monday in Downtown Nashville.

Since 1961, Pancake Pantry has cornered Nashville's pancake market on the corner of 21st Avenue in Hillsboro Village. They've promised and delivered secret recipes on the grill that lead to every day-long line of the hungry, stretching outside to the street.

There was a line outside their location on Monday at 11 a.m., with temperatures hovering at 45 degrees and a brisque 13 mile per hour wind. But, Nashville resident Linda Coe chose to come here on her birthday and treat herself to pancakes.

"It's the pancake pantry. That's why they're very good," Coe said.

Help is finally on the way. In breakfast terms, they've called in the preserves. Pancake Pantry will open a new pantry next Monday outside downtown Hyatt. The final touches inside are designed to serve 800 customers a day in the Hillsboro shop.

"I know why the lines are like this. It's pretty good," one Pancake Pantry customer said.

If you've never been here, think about it. Sixty years, and you still see long lines, it can't be wrong, right. In a growing city, it's easy to find change every day. So it's good to see that something's don't.

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Terry Bulger has been bringing you stories of the people and places that make Tennessee unique and interesting on News4 since 1990. Contact Terry if you have an interesting community story for him to cover.

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