Nashville faced another round of dangerous weather over the weekend, including high winds and torrential downpours, resulting in three 8th Avenue bars closing due to damage. The bars affected are The Sutler Saloon, Rambler Cocktail Bar, and Melrose Billiard Parlor. Four feet of standing water was found in the Rambler Cocktail Bar, and two feet of water in Melrose Billiard Parlor. All three bars are housed in the same building, located at 2600 8th Avenue South.
“We are working round the clock to remove the standing water and get the spaces back to their sparkling state once again,” owner Austin Ray said (via Nashville Eater) . This isn’t our first time dealing with flooding, and we’ve learned how to handle this setback through experience. I can’t say enough good about our team, who doesn’t hesitate to pitch in and help, and we look forward to having guests with us again as soon as possible.”
The news was also announced on social media.
“Mother Nature got us again. But as any non-Nashville newbie knows, we’ll be back soon. We’ll keep you updated here as soon as we can open back up. At least the water wasn’t to the ceiling this time,” a statement reads, referring to the deadly 2010 Nashville floods.
At least five people have died as a result of the floods, with numerous roads closed. On Sunday, Nashville mayor John Cooper declared a State of Emergency, after at least seven inches of rain were reported in some parts of Music City. 15 people were rescued from an apartment building in Antioch, as the water continued to rise.
Today, I signed an executive order declaring a local state of emergency due to flooding in Nashville, as we seek state and federal resources to assist Davidson County.
— Mayor John Cooper (@JohnCooper4Nash) March 28, 2021
“Today, I signed an executive order declaring a local state of emergency due to flooding in Nashville, as we seek state and federal resources to assist Davidson County,” Cooper announced.
More than 100 people had to be rescued from flood waters, with damage extending to both Rutherford, Wilson and Williamson counties. Updates on the reopening of the bars will be posted on social media.