So many pancakes, so little parking…

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The owner of one of Nashville’s most popular eateries, Pancake Pantry, is exploring alternate locations amid growing concerns about parking in Hillsboro Village.

Possibilities also could include adding new concepts beyond the iconic restaurant, which Williamson County resident Crosby Keltner bought earlier this year.

“Pancake Pantry doesn’t want to go anywhere, but we need parking for our employees and our guests,” he said. “The businesses in Hillsboro Village need parking to continue to thrive.”

With car and pedestrian traffic already up in the popular shopping and entertainment district southwest of downtown, several construction projects have only added to parking pressures in the Hillsboro Village area.

But Metro Councilwoman Burkley Allen sees the projects — such as the mixed-use Village 21 at Regions Park at 21st and Wedgewood, the Moxy hotel at 20th and Belcourt avenues and the Belcourt Village mixed-use project that Elmington Capital plans across from the Belcourt Theatre — ultimately being part of the solution.

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