Council rejects sign for Morgan Wallen's new Nashville bar, citing past behavior

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The city council in Nashville, Tennessee, has rejected a bid to install a sign for Morgan Wallen’s new bar, with council members citing his past controversies, including his using a racial slur and nearly hitting police officers with a chair he threw off a Nashville rooftop as reasons to reject the measure.

A resolution introduced Tuesday at the meeting of the Nashville Metropolitan Council would have authorized 4th Avenue Property LLC, the bar’s ownership group, to hang a large, lighted sign at the downtown Nashville venue, named Morgan Wallen’s This Bar and Tennessee Kitchen. 

The resolution failed, with three council members voting yes and 30 no and four abstaining, denying Wallen and the companies behind his bar the opportunity to hang a neon sign above the Broadway joint, which is set to open this Memorial Day weekend.

Representatives for Wallen declined a request for comment Wednesday. A lawyer who appeared in business searches as a registered agent for 4th Avenue Property didn’t immediately respond to a phone call and an email seeking comment Wednesday night.