Reports had it that Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse in Nashville, Tennessee were digging their heels in, and were refusing to close its doors in the midst of the evolving coronavirus pandemic. That is now not happening! Variety has confirmed that the restaurant has now decided to reverse its decision not to close and has locked its doors.
Steve Smith, the Steakhouse’s owner, who by the way owns two other restaurants in the Tennessee area, had originally said he would refusing to close its doors following Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s orders to shut down all bars in the city, Smith even went as far as to say that the mandate was “unconstitutional.”
It now appears that his comments and his defiant stance have been pulled back a notch, Smith has made a statement saying: “in cooperation with the Mayor’s office, Tootsie’s, Honky Tonk Central and Kid Rock’s Honky Tonk have closed to help protect public health.” As for Kid Rock, he has decided not to comment and has taken the silent route, strange for a guy who has something to say about everything.
We’re pretty sure he won’t stay silent for long though. Watch this space.