Las Paletas closes after 19 years in Nashville's 12 South neighborhood

Las Paletas opened in 2001 in Nashville's 12 South neighborhood. (Courtesy Las Paletas Nashville)
Las Paletas opened in 2001 in Nashville's 12 South neighborhood. (Courtesy Las Paletas Nashville)

Las Paletas opened in 2001 in Nashville's 12 South neighborhood. (Courtesy Las Paletas Nashville)

Las Paletas announced July 15 that the frozen treats shop, which had operated in various locations in 12 South for nearly two decades, has closed at 2911 12th Ave. S., Nashville.

"As Nashville grows, it’s become more difficult for all small businesses to operate; increased competition and costs have forced many to close," the owners said in a social media post. "We are fortunate that we were able to purchase our property years ago and thus had an opportunity for a positive exit that many others don’t."


According to the post, the owners are selling the building and will take a "pause" on the business. Las Paletas sold cream- and fruit-based paletas, including avocado, peach, watermelon, banana cream and other flavors.

"Selling this building means the end of our third chapter on 12th South, yet may not be the end of our story," the post said. "This was our third location on this street, in this neighborhood where we both live. We don’t know what’s next for our operation. Yet we’re ready for a pause." www.laspaletasnashville.com