The George Jones Restaurant, Museum and Rooftop has announced that it will be closing its doors permanently.
Located on downtown Nashville’s 2nd Avenue, the museum first opened in 2015 to honor the late country legend George Jones, as well as provide a place for his many fans to enjoy food and live music. However, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum has struggled like many other businesses.
“It has been a difficult 2 years for so many-our company has been no different. From the pandemic all the way through to the 2nd Ave. bombing one year ago—we have fought for what is right for our loyal staff and local partners. As many business owners know, between the workforce shortages and difficulty with consistency of products, it is a challenge day to day (to say the least) to make a business viable,” the museum shared on social media.
“For these reasons, it is with a heavy heart that we announce we are closing The George Jones Entertainment Venue after a beautiful run. The museum and all of its contents are being handled with care. There will be more to come on where this exhibit will land next,” the post continued. “We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all of the fans, guests, staff (present and past) local partners and friends that have come through our doors over the last few years. We feel so fortunate to have shared terrific memories, food, drink and music.”