Sep 21 2014
09:54 pm
By: xmd  shortURL

Just have to say the new Bar Marley has a very bright future. If it all pans out according to their website I believe it will be one of K'towns best places to be.

bizgrrl's picture

Also see Cafkia's post.

Also see Cafkia's post.

JMG's picture


We went by Saturday. There was a huge difference from their advertisement and the actual opening. There was no food, they had a Taco truck come by around 4 but there were some bad feelings as they weren't taking shells as cash which was advertised. The Band was good, there was free beer. I will wait a month and check it out again.

peixao's picture

I'm rooting for them all the

I'm rooting for them all the way, but somebody forgot that things like code inspections take 10 times as long as they should. Even a month sounded optimistic, peeking into the building where the kitchen area looks like Dresden!

CE Petro's picture

Sounds like

it was a "Soft" opening. Not everything in place, more like an introduction to the neighborhood and a way for them to work kinks out.

bizgrrl's picture

Guess they got over zealous.

Guess they got over zealous. Shouldn't have announced it as a Grand Opening for Sept 20.

JMG's picture

Yeah, I'm rooting for them

Yeah, I'm rooting for them too. I hope they get the kinks worked out.

cwg's picture

Sorry, kids

Bar Marley probably won't ever open, and it definitely isn't opening next week.


Rachel's picture

Okay, so first I thought the

Okay, so first I thought the guy didn't know about the hazardous material, and I was feeling all bad for him. Then I read about how TDEC has repeatedly tried to work with him and he's ignored them.

I was looking forward to Bar Marley but now I don't think the guy deserves my business.

cwg's picture


This is definitely *not* a case of him not knowing what he was getting into before buying the property, much less planning to open a restaurant on it.

cwg's picture

An update

An update on the Bar Marley situation: Despite what the owner says in a video on Facebook, the city says it won't be issuing a Certificate of Occupancy until environmental concerns are addressed.


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