NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Boarded home windows and barricades appear to overshadow the necessity for brand spanking new enterprise on Second Avenue.
“The foremost drawback is, I believe lots of people don’t know 2nd Ave is open once they come down the road,” mentioned Will Guarino, Common supervisor They see a barricade for the vehicles and what not and also you simply mechanically assume you may’t go down there. When in actual fact, pedestrians can stroll down right here up till Commerce avenue
Doc Holliday’s was shut down Christmas Day, alongside a handful of others after a bomb destroyed buildings alongside the block.
“After COVID, it’s identical to yet another factor that has simply set us again,” mentioned Megan Hester, Director of Operations. “We had been closed for a number of weeks. New 12 months’s Eve is a bar Tremendous Bowl. We weren’t capable of be open that day.”
Whereas the bar itself wasn’t broken by the explosion, Doc Holliday’s was compelled to shut whereas investigators and metropolis leaders labored to make the world protected for guests.
“Even earlier than the bombing, it regarded darkish and desolate on the road,” mentioned Hester. “Individuals are frightened of the road or they’re actually coming right down to see the destruction. And the entire different bars should not fairly open but.”
That’s why the bar is now making an attempt to get inventive in engaging clients and locals to cease in and spend. They may provide a free koozie to clients this upcoming weekend.
“That’s what we are attempting to do right here, face up to something and every part and maintain going. All the time maintain going, at all times maintain pushing,” mentioned Guarino.
Doc Holliday’s is the one bar open on 2nd Avenue proper now. There are just a few different companies which have opened, however should not holding regular hours because of the lack of foot visitors.