Neil’s Bar in Midtown Gets Demolished

Following a summer fire and extensive property damage, longtime Memphis drinking hole Neil’s Bar at 1835 Madison Ave. has been demolished.

Neil’s 9,618-square-foot space sat on 31,102 square feet of property at Madison and South McLean that’s owned by Don McCormack and Ceylon Blackwell.

Blackwell – a residential real estate agent for Crye-Leike Realtors Inc. – told The Daily News in October that rebuilding Neil’s space didn’t make sense in this economy.

“If we rebuilt it, we’d probably have a piece of property worth about the same as the lot would be worth,” Blackwell said.

Neil’s was housed at 1835 Madison for nearly 20 years. Madison Automotive, also a longtime tenant of the lot, was not affected by the demolition and is “staying awhile,” Blackwell said.

Only rubble remains at 1835 Madison, the address of Neil's Bar for nearly 20 years.