Fans of the recently closed Scandals Saloon have been buzzing on social media recently. The gay, country-western themed venue with multiple bar areas has found new owners and is looking to reopen soon. The business posted a flyer with the words “WE ARE BACK!” in large letters on its Facebook page.
Management at Scandals told SFGN that they are eyeing a July 5 soft opening. They said workers are putting the finishing touches on new paint, refurbished floors, new doors and other upgrades. Management said they expect many of the same bartending staff will be back once Scandals is up and running again.
“Just an update on the opening of the bar, as you can see from the posts on Facebook over the past few weeks we are doing a lot of work to get the bar ready, but we will not be ready to open tomorrow but it looks really good for Thursday July 5,” stated a recent post on the venue’s Facebook page.
Scandals is located at 3073 NE 6th Ave., just south of East Oakland Park Blvd in Wilton Manors.
The operation closed in late May after a 13-year run under the ownership of Ken Kelley. SFGN previously reported Kelley said he had a “heavy heart” when he decided to close. He said health issues, increased bar competition and having to install valet parking all led him to close the bar.
There was no immediate word on what parking options would be once Scandals reopens.
Overall reaction on social media has been very positive. Comments ranged from “Looking forward to going home again,” to “Yippee!” and “Can’t wait!”
Check back with SFGN.com for updates. The Scandals website can be accessed at ScandalsFLA.com.