From the The Tennessean: “Buffett’s parrot gets OK for cafe”
Margaritaville Café, a Jimmy Buffett-themed bar and restaurant planned for Lower Broadway, is coming to fruition after all, parrot head sign included.
Plans for singer and beach lover Buffett’s Margaritaville project will move forward with its signature parrot logo perched atop a 16.5-foot sign along downtown’s honky-tonk row.
The $10 million restaurant also will get windows that open to let in fresh air, despite earlier concerns by preservationists that such a design wouldn’t be historically accurate for the area.
On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Historic Zoning Commission, accepting most of its staff’s recommendations, approved the façade of the beach-themed restaurant at 322 Broadway.
Commissioners also allowed a key sign planned for the corner of Fourth Avenue South and Broadway to rise a foot higher than under normal design guidelines.