Morgan Wallen’s Nashville Bar Opening Delayed Following City’s Rejection Of Beer Permits

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Morgan Wallen’s highly anticipated “This Bar & Tennessee Kitchen” in Nashville will not be opening its doors this Memorial Day weekend as originally planned.

The delay, caused by the need for more preparations to ensure an outstanding guest experience, has left fans and locals eagerly awaiting its grand opening.

A representative from the restaurant group confirmed to Scoop: Nashville that the Nashville Beer Board has denied catering and temporary permits for the bar, citing issues with the Fire Marshal and the Codes Department’s inability to issue timely approvals.

The council’s reluctance to grant the permit was reportedly influenced by concerns over Wallen’s past controversies, including his arrest last month after throwing a chair off of Eric Church’s Nashville bar.

Metro Nashville Police Department

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This news comes after the recent denial of an aerial encroachment permit for a sign advertising the venue. The sign was intended to be installed above the bar’s entrance, but due to its encroachment on a city right of way, the owners were required to seek permission from the council for its installation.

After Metro Nashville’s decision to reject the approval of the bar’s sign, 4th Avenue Property LLC, the developer of Morgan Wallen’s “This Bar & Tennessee Kitchen,” required permission from the Metro Nashville Council to proceed with the construction and installation of the 20-foot-tall bar sign. However, the resolution was met with opposition as 30 out of 37 Metro Council members voted against it.

Fox 17 acquired an image of the sign design, revealing its anticipated dimensions of 240 inches in height and 60 inches in width.

Photo: FOX 17 News

Despite these challenges, the management team remains determined to open the bar soon, assuring the public that the delay is unrelated to the sign permit denials. They emphasized the tremendous effort and complexity involved in constructing a six-story venue from the ground up and expressed their commitment to providing an exceptional experience for guests upon opening.

According to a report by WSMV, the bar’s management team stated:

“We’re proud of our team who has worked tirelessly to prepare Morgan Wallen’s ‘This Bar & Tennessee Kitchen’ for opening. The ground-up construction of a six-story venue launching with hundreds of team members is a tremendous amount of work and a complex process. When we open, we want ‘This Bar’ to be an exceptional experience for guests. Unfortunately, the process requires more time, and we are not able to open and provide that experience this Memorial Day weekend. Rest assured it will be well worth the wait. We look forward to welcoming guests soon.”

The exact opening date remains uncertain for “This Bar.” Stay tuned for further developments.

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