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Bar-BQ Bar, Eye Spy and Sky Sixty set to close at the end of this month

August 1, 2014
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Yesterday, we got word that downtown stalwarts Bar-BQ Bar, Sky Sixty and Eye Spy would be closing for business within 30 days. Overnight, said news spread like wildfire(ball) following a staff meeting in which the news was revealed. For now, here’s a statement from proprietor Ashley Mccammon Dishman as a sort of thank you for 16 years of fun and patronage. We’ll likely be following up with details of the future of the prime downtown space; our understanding at the moment is that the Beacham/Social folks will be taking over, but not with the same names. More on that as we verify. For now, pour a glass of, well, coffee on the Friday ground and get ready for a month-long party. Oh, and there’s an Instagram page for your filthy photos here. PLUS!!! A Facebook page for your sorrows.

It’s with great sadness that we announce Bar-BQ Bar, Eye Spy, and Sky Sixty are closing on August 31. The hows and whys, because we know there will be questions, are surprisingly mundane – we simply couldn’t come to terms with the landlord. Things go that way sometimes, but we’re going to make the best of it. We’re so proud of what we’ve done over the past 16 years, honored that our bars have come to mean so much to so many people – be it our patrons or dedicated staff – THANK YOU ALL. Know that we’re going to celebrate with you this entire last month. It will be full of special nights at Bar BQ Bar celebrating old memories while making new ones. It’s all moving so fast, but we’re committed to going out with a bang and celebrating together as we close one chapter and go on to the next. After 16 years of no websites or any real social media, we’ve launched @barbqbar to post memories, announce everything we’ll be doing this month, as well as what we’re planning to do next, which we assure you – there is more to come.

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See also: Roxy nightclub is now closed.

UPDATE: This is what will replace Bar-BQ Bar, Eye Spy and Sky Sixty

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  • Zack

    Sooo sad! Eye spy is the best place in town and will be very missed!

  • Civility

    Thank gawd. Orlando can do so much better than the weekly, drunken, vomitus, noise-laden, felony laced bacchanal hosed by Ms. Dishman.

    Good riddance!

  • Grace

    Maybe now the number of arrests will drop?

  • Grace

    Kinda funny they’re blaming Frank Hamby and his wife Margaret Casscells given that Frank was Ashley’s business partner. Wonder what it REALLY has to do with? Hamby has vacancies at Church Street (which he and his wife own too) as well, guess they’re hoping to expand the Beacham venue?

  • Stacey

    Armpit, meet deodorant…..

  • Mister Magick

    Get off your high horse.

  • Steve

    Kinda funny anyone with an avatar like that would use the word horse. Snicker

  • Civility

    Thast’s funny! Someone with an inch-worm avatar accusing someone else on a high horse.