I am sorry to say that Nashville bbq restaurant Mothership BBQ is no longer open for business at it's original location. I've been following it's progress on their blog from the beginning and I am sorry to hear that things didn't go as planned. However, I'm happy to report that a new and improved version is on the way to another well-deserving Nashville neighborhood.
Mothership demonstrates the power of the Internet when launching a business. The restaurant received a huge amount of free publicity and notoriety in Nashville that is attributable to it's high profile home on the world wide web.
According to the blog, the owner is forming a new partnership with some investors and actively looking for a new location. He's still looking for investor's that want to participate in the opportunity to build a bbq restaurant from the ground up. For a low, low investment of $5,000, you too can be in the bbq business. It sounds like a bargain to me. You get to own a restaurant, but you avoid the potential pitfalls associated with laying it all on the line.
Mothership did things the hard way--the old fashioned American way. The owner didn't buy a franchise or pay thousands to a consultant to learn the "right way" to do things. Nope. He had a dream and he followed it. Kudo's my friend.