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Wylee’s, Formerly Mad Donna’s, Appears to Close for Good After Failed Rebranding

Apparently Jon Taffer and Sheryl Crow’s involvement didn’t help

Eater Nashville

Well it appears that the much talked about but little understood rebranding of East Nashville restaurant and bar Mad Donna’s into Wylee’s Cafe & Bar (and then Wylee’s on Woodland) in mid-December was all for naught, as the restaurant looks to have closed its doors for good.

First noted by The East Nashvillian yesterday evening, the following message was found taped to the restaurant’s front door:

Since 2008 we has strived to provide East Nashville with a fun and funky spot to dine and play. With time comes the necessity to evolve and grow and so we have decided to close our doors as of Monday, February 13th to discover that next adventure. We are forever grateful to our local community, loyal staff, amazing customers and talented entertainers for 9 years of mad love for MDs.

The restaurant’s website and social media accounts do not yet reflect any changes, but the Nashville Business Journal notes that as of Tuesday morning the windows are once again covered in brown paper.

Bar Rescue personality Jon Taffer and singer Sheryl Crow were both reportedly involved in the revamp, with the changeover having been filmed as part of a new reality television pilot. But it appears that the changes didn’t go over so well.

So what’s next for the space? Be sure to check back for updates and more intel.

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