Popular George Jones Museum Permanently Closes

George Jones Museum closes under pandemic pressures, never recovered from bombing.

The George Jones – a museum, restaurant, and rooftop bar located on Nashville’s touristy 2nd Avenue – is another casualty of the pandemic.

According to a post on its social media account, The George Jones shuttered this week, citing the business strain of COVID-19, labor shortages, and the Christmas bombing in the area that limited foot traffic as the main reasons.

“It has been a difficult [two] years for so many — our company has been no different,” the post said. “As many business owners know, between the workforce shortages and difficulty with consistency of products, it is a challenge day-to-day (to say the least) to make a business viable.”

The popular museum housed a significant amount of Jones’s memorabilia, including album covers, instruments, iconic outfits, and even the fabled John Deere riding lawnmower that Jones once drove to buy alcohol.

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