And this time? They’re turning the former George Jones museum into a DraftKings Sports & Social Club.
Man, remember when Nashville used to be about, you know, country music? Before we know it, it’ll be the Vegas of the southeast, if it isn’t already.
According to The Nashville Business Journal, Sports & Social is a food, beverage, sports bar and entertainment concept that has (or will have) 14 locations across the United States, with spots in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Arlington, Orlando and more.
It’ll feature full-service restaurants and bars, however, it’s most known for watching just about any sports game you can imagine, along with its arcade. With DraftKings in the mix, we could also see some kind of DraftKings sportsbook on site.
It also includes the Professional Bull Riders Inc. logo, which probably means there will be a mechanical bull there to give it a little bit of “Nashville credit,” although it’s uncertain how the company will play a role in the new project.
The former George Jones museum is located on 128 Second Ave. N,, and sold for $28.5 million to a partnership consisting of The Ardent Cos. and real estate investor Jeffery Welk back in July of last year.
Renovation for the three-story building began on January 5th, where the first story will remain a restaurant space, and level three will be used as an event center, and there will also be a rooftop bar, the permit states.
The former museum space on the second story will be transformed into a bar and restaurant, and part of the lower level that used to be filled with offices will be converted into an additional small bar.
It truly is unfortunate, considering the historic side and country music side of Nashville is continuing to follow a steady decline. And we all know the city isn’t hurting for sports bars or anything like that.