Morgan Wallen’s Nashville bar delays opening days after city council denied sign

The opening of country music star Morgan Wallen’s new bar in Nashville was delayed, just days after the city council denied the establishment’s large floating sign with the country singer’s name.

The new establishment, Morgan Wallen’s This Bar, was slated to open over Memorial Day weekend, but TC Restaurant Group announced shortly before its scheduled opening that it would be postponed.

“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,” TC Restaurant Group said in a statement to The Hill on Sunday.

“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,” the statement continued. “Rest assured it will be well worth the wait. We look forward to welcoming guests soon.”

A spokesperson for TC Restaurant Group said the city council’s vote — which a number of members said was a result of past instances of alleged bad behavior or alleged racial slurs — was not connected to the delayed opening.

“This is not related to the Metro Council’s denial of the aerial encroachment for the sign. TC Restaurant Group continues to work with Metro,” the spokesperson said.

“They are working through all of the normal complexities of starting a new business. All parties involved are working together and they look forward to opening soon,” the spokesperson added.

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