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.