Downtown, known as the District, began to flourish as 2nd Ave started making a turn around and special events were taking place at Riverfront Park. This area began to look attractive to outside business; Opryland opened the Wild Horse Saloon on 2nd Ave and Hard Rock Cafe chose 100 Broadway for their new Nashville location. Jack lost his lease and the building has since been torn down and made into a parking lot for Hard Rock Cafe.
Needing to close or relocate, Jack asked his employees' opinions on
where to move. Their reply was to relocate to the Ryman, Tootsies, and the Ernest Tubb Record Shop area. After all, these were the attractions most frequently inquired about by customers. Jack followed their advice, landing right smack in the middle of these three country music landmarks...this time buying the building! The news media followed this move with a great deal of interest. The community followed with support and hopes that Jack would survive such a transition