Fell in love with a little underground joint in Rome that specialized in Middle Eastern dishes and amazing herbal fruity teas and infusions. Every meal ended with a hookah full, and there was a long choice of tobaccos including one that was faintly rose-scented and brilliant. It created a false sense for the whole idea of "hookah bar." Tried several more with high, always dashed hopes. Nasty, nasty, pure nasty.
Well, 40 something years ago, when I met my first hookah, I noticed how sickly and phlegmic (and yet phlegmatic) the people attached to it looked. I then resolved to master rolling my own.
What is it about the hookah that seems so uninviting? Mysteries...
good stuff. If hookah lounge wasn't on the sign, I am sure I would have has some wings there by now.
Good story. Surprisingly insightful. (That's not meant to be a back-handed compliment.) After reading the story, I regret that I never visited the Sports Junction. For me, the "hookah lounge" component conjured up a negative image that helped keep me away. Maybe that's largely a generational thing, given that I'm probably two or decades older than than most of this establishment's customers. Idk.
Stay tuned for all the latest screenshots as this public Facebook page story unfolds.
I agree Strait Shooter.
C'mon, Memphis Flyer or The Commercial Appeal (not holding my breath waiting on them!), this seems to call for just a little reporting legwork. Ask Jonathan Kiersky to elaborate on his vague statement. Or contact the state to find out if back taxes are owed. Or if there's another issue that might have prompted the state to put the squeeze on the Buccaneer. Don't force us to speculate.
This effen sucks!
What next? They're just gonna board it up and let it fall to pieces? Somebody needs to step up and save the damn Bucc! Print the signs, SAVE THE BUCC
Why would anyone buy a property with tax liens at a price that did not allow them to clear the liens and get their money's worth? DUH!
Wow. Tennessee Department of Revenue does not play. Guess the taxes went from the old owner to the new.
From what I saw, apparently the State of TN is coming for old back taxes on the property. Which means, in a nutshell, Nashville shut down the Bucc.
I will remember this Nashville.
That's a pretty vague statement. What actually happened?
bleep the state.
And....sexual assaults on Monroe drop dramatically. Seriously, stay dead this time.
WTF? We can save Aretha's toddler home but we can't save the Bucc?!?
Another Midtown dive bar bites the dust. Sad.
The Diabolical Karma Twins is a made up album a an put on Wikipedia. Real professional
I was freaking out when I saw them at the Daisy! I had no idea! People, put your phones in a ziplock unless you have a Lifeproof case!
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