Nashville West

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Come back with us now to those hot summer nights when half of Fresno's teens were driving up and down Belmont. Or remember what it was like on Fulton St. before Belmont took the title of "Fresno's Main Drag" Remember the Rainbow Ballroom? Post you night life memories here.
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Drakonyx
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Nashville West

Postby Drakonyx » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:12 am

Does anyone remember a club called Nashville West up in Pinedale? Evidently, they broadcast a TV show on Saturday nights from the place in the late '60s or early '70s. Did this place end up becoming the Agape Club (Christian nightclub) later on?

roland.jones559
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Re: Nashville West

Postby roland.jones559 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:45 pm

I believe your memory of Nashville West as the location of the Agape Club is correct. The building went from a tavern to a temple. The label "Nashville West" was used to describe the Old Fresno Barn and also the Country music scene in the Central Valley in the 40's and 50's, and became a popular name for Country music honky tonks and taverns all around the valley. Personally, I prefer that Nashville stays away from the West. It's just too formula driven for my tastes.

sjvalleydave
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Re: Nashville West

Postby sjvalleydave » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:56 am

The Nashville West was where Babies R Us/Midas Muffler are now. Before El Paso St and on East side of Blackstone. The building was also The Zoo and Louie's Zoo. I guess it then became the Agape Club ( I don't remember it as that, just as a bar LOL)

dhurt50
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Re: Nashville West

Postby dhurt50 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:23 pm

Before it was demolished it was "The Agape Club" I played their when I was a member of a Christian Band in the 70's. Great place to play because the acoustics were superb.

RoughRider1961

Re: Nashville West

Postby RoughRider1961 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:49 am

My part-time job with Valley Patrol often involved handling security for the non-alcoholic "after hours" sessions at Nashville West.
Here's the scenario:
Close down the bar at 2 am
Everybody outside
Re-open the doors and check women's purses and do a pat-down of all the guys for booze and other things like guns, knives, etc.

Simple, right? Pat down a bunch of drunk cowboys?

I hated it when a plain clothes cop came through the line without a single word to tip me off that I would be finding a gun in a holster under his jacket. All I could do was hold on to the butt of his gun and pray that he had a badge to go with it.

All for minimum wage!


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