There goes that JD Madison again. The owner of Sermet's and bit player on Bravo's Southern Charm
announced on Twitter today that his King Street restaurant will be changing to Gentry Bar
We noticed the space was shuttered this weekend when we spotted brown paper covering all of the windows. Details regarding the redux are limited, but according to a tweet, there may or may not be a horsey look to the updated space.
The renovation has also shuttered jazz bar The Mezz upstairs. A voicemail for the lounge says that The Mezz is closed but will reopen in March as "The Gentry House, Charleston's home for cocktails and comfort food." A tweet from the Sermet's handle, however, says "the first floor is being called Gentry Bar second floor Gentry Room. Cocktails and Comfort Food is the concept."
Madison could not be reached for comment, but we presume the name comes from his Gentry Bourbon brand, which takes its title from Madison's grandfather, John Gentry Madison. Still not ringing a bell? Perhaps you'll recall more from Season 3 Ep. 4 of Southern Charm
when Craig Conover's bourbon-running dreams are dashed by Madison. Read on for a refresher