Eddie Montgomery's Steakhouse in Harrodsburg closes suddenly

May 6, 2013 Full story: Lexington Herald-Leader 134

To quote a Montgomery Gentry song, Eddie Montgomery's Steakhouse in Harrodsburg is "gone like a '59 Cadillac/Like all the good things that ain't never coming back." Area TV stations reported that Tracy Nunan, ex-wife of country singer Eddie Montgomery, half of the duo Montgomery Gentry, wrote to employees on the restaurant's Facebook page: "I'm ... (more)

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Since: Oct 12

Baltimore, Maryland

#41 May 7, 2013
GSM wrote:
Again, they did not know, until the bank told them on Sunday to shut the doors. It was not something that Tracy controlled.
The bank was open on Sunday? If what you say is true, why isn't this coming from Eddie or Tracy? Sounds to me like it's just an attempt to pass the buck.
SNL

Cicero, IN

#42 May 7, 2013
GSM wrote:
Again, they did not know, until the bank told them on Sunday to shut the doors. It was not something that Tracy controlled.
Since when are banks open on Sunday? Banks don't just arbitrarily decide to close a business they own. This was in the wind long before the doors were locked. You can't expect anyone to believe that Tracy and Eddie didn't know it was closing. Anyone who's ever worked for her probably isn't surprised at the way she chose to end things.
super

Stanford, KY

#43 May 7, 2013
Glad that place is gone! Crappy food, shitty music, drug-addled employees. It's a wonder it was open as long as it was.
respect

Harrodsburg, KY

#44 May 7, 2013
GSM wrote:
Again, they did not know, until the bank told them on Sunday to shut the doors. It was not something that Tracy controlled.
BS BS Banks don't do things on Sundays it had to be by they proceeding Friday to tell them to shut it down on sunday

Bankers no matter what would not take time off from there ways of doing business never on sunday .

I guess since Eddie can't put money it it he must be on his way out of music too . Don't see much new stuff going on both him & her are heartless crooks when it comes right down too it .
They should at least be decent enough to pay those poor workers there pay so they can have something for there families to get by on till the find a job. All this is so very wrong .
Mark

Harrodsburg, KY

#45 May 7, 2013
Harrodsburg could have had a nice jail instead of a steak house.
GSM

London, KY

#46 May 7, 2013
The decision had been made for a while, obviously. We all knew it was coming, and had been expecting it for quite a while now. This is what they told her to do, I'm sure because the restaurant is closed on Monday, and they just couldn't do it in the middle of a busy day. I feel sorry for the employees, but they all knew it was coming too for the most part, just not when. If management had known when it was going to happen, pretty sure that they wouldn't have put ads in the paper to hire people. Eddie never had anything to do with the running of the restaurant, and Tracy lost control in it a while back. I'm sure the employees will be paid, and will draw unemployment until they find another job. It sucks all the way around, but it is what it is.
SNL

Indianapolis, IN

#47 May 7, 2013
So which is it? "...they did not know..." or "The decision had been made for quite a while.."? How very big of you to pity the employees, who "knew it was coming...for the most part, just not when." I'm sure that will help when they try to pay rent, or put food on their table or pay their bills. Unemployment benefits can take weeks to materialize. You're "pretty sure" about this and "sure" about that, when it's quite obvious you don't know what you're talking about. There is one sure thing, though. Eddie and Tracy screwed their employees and Harrodsburg. And *that*, GSM, is what it is.

Since: Oct 12

Baltimore, Maryland

#48 May 7, 2013
GSM wrote:
The decision had been made for a while, obviously. We all knew it was coming, and had been expecting it for quite a while now. This is what they told her to do, I'm sure because the restaurant is closed on Monday, and they just couldn't do it in the middle of a busy day. I feel sorry for the employees, but they all knew it was coming too for the most part, just not when. If management had known when it was going to happen, pretty sure that they wouldn't have put ads in the paper to hire people. Eddie never had anything to do with the running of the restaurant, and Tracy lost control in it a while back. I'm sure the employees will be paid, and will draw unemployment until they find another job. It sucks all the way around, but it is what it is.
But you said "Again, they did not know, until the bank told them on Sunday to shut the doors. "
obvious

Louisville, KY

#49 May 7, 2013
Tracy on Sunday sat in there for hours packing her face with steaks and did not tell anyone what was going to happen!!!!!
tina

Harrodsburg, KY

#50 May 7, 2013
sorry in just one day, i have seen all kinds of comments, most of them saying they knew this had been coming for a while. like someone said in the post above me, never knew banks were open on Sundays, and if this is true, i cant see a bank making such a huge decision overnight, usually this is planned months in advanced.oh course i could be wrong, thats why i dont own my a business, it would go bankrupt withing a month...haha
cat lovin card hater

Danville, KY

#51 May 7, 2013
Mark da wolf wrote:
Well its being reported Rick Pitino is gonna buy it out of bankruptcy ..... Gonna call it. HOUSE OF CARDS....... Go cards!!!!
In your dreams!
When/if he does, then I hope someone sets it ablaze!
Hoosier54

Indianapolis, IN

#52 May 7, 2013
Eddies not wrote:
Eddie didn't have a dime in it RJ Corman was signing the checks... So ask him? Maybe he is too sick to deal with it
Too SICK?!? HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH Old age would kill you before prostate cancer will.

He didn't look sick Saturday when he was partying hard at the derby with that skank.
ooky

Harrodsburg, KY

#53 May 7, 2013
Mark da wolf wrote:
Well its being reported Rick Pitino is gonna buy it out of bankruptcy ..... Gonna call it. HOUSE OF CARDS....... Go cards!!!!
u of l,#1 in the country, but still #2 in the state
GSM

London, KY

#54 May 7, 2013
The decision I speak of is the fact that Eddie would not sign papers that needed to be signed to keep the place going. The deadline was the 5th. It closed on the 5th. I am not defending what happened, just stating the facts. It is very unfortunate for all of the employees, and I hate it for them, and do feel like they should have been given somewhat of a heads up that it could happen, but it wasn't known exactly when and if it was going to happen, this has been going on for 2 years now, so it really was anybody's guess whether or not it would close, and when.
wonder

Harrodsburg, KY

#55 May 7, 2013
No body mentioned how Eddie is doing with his music are they on the road . Why couldn't he buy her out if she was sinking the ship, don't he make millions???

Maybe some church will buy in on auction .
brad

Duluth, GA

#56 May 7, 2013
Cheddars in Danville will be hiring.
Dr Phil

London, KY

#57 May 7, 2013
Here's my take....
Eddie lost his rights to the restaurant in the divorce decree. His ex, Miss Congeniality, also won the right to keep his name on the place for X years. R.J. Corman, being a mutual friend and a shrewd business man, saw promise in the concept so he offered to help. He also purchased The Dinner Train in Bardstown a few years back so he has had success in rescuing a failing restaurant venture.

Unfortunately, Tracy refused to step back and let the place be ran like a business and not reality show. Obviously she knew absolutely squat about running a restaurant. When she ran out of money and rope from the bank, she pulled the plug. She would rather burn it to the ground than let Eddie have it back or ask him for help.

She refused to pay a competitive salary for a seasoned reasaurant General Manager saying that it was ridiculous to pay that kind of money for any manager.

It should be mentioned that its pretty much an unwritten rule to close a restaurant with little or no notice to the staff. After all,if you worked there and I told you we would be closing next Sunday, would you show up to work again? Few would.

Anybody who had any restaurant savvy envied the excitement and potential this concept offered in the beginning. However, in short time they also knew the inevitable was bound to happen, closed for business.

When it comes to business, maybe the celebrities should stick to singing and leave running the business to the experienced professionals. And to Tracy, you can't run a business like an episode of Honey Boo Boo and expect to make it. Your day in the sun is officially over.
nota fan

United States

#58 May 7, 2013
Dr Phil wrote:
Here's my take....
Eddie lost his rights to the restaurant in the divorce decree. His ex, Miss Congeniality, also won the right to keep his name on the place for X years. R.J. Corman, being a mutual friend and a shrewd business man, saw promise in the concept so he offered to help. He also purchased The Dinner Train in Bardstown a few years back so he has had success in rescuing a failing restaurant venture.
Unfortunately, Tracy refused to step back and let the place be ran like a business and not reality show. Obviously she knew absolutely squat about running a restaurant. When she ran out of money and rope from the bank, she pulled the plug. She would rather burn it to the ground than let Eddie have it back or ask him for help.
She refused to pay a competitive salary for a seasoned reasaurant General Manager saying that it was ridiculous to pay that kind of money for any manager.
It should be mentioned that its pretty much an unwritten rule to close a restaurant with little or no notice to the staff. After all,if you worked there and I told you we would be closing next Sunday, would you show up to work again? Few would.
Anybody who had any restaurant savvy envied the excitement and potential this concept offered in the beginning. However, in short time they also knew the inevitable was bound to happen, closed for business.
When it comes to business, maybe the celebrities should stick to singing and leave running the business to the experienced professionals. And to Tracy, you can't run a business like an episode of Honey Boo Boo and expect to make it. Your day in the sun is officially over.
well said.finally something i believe.thanks.meaning Eddie piece of shit as well as Tracy.and Becky
Dolly Parton

Lexington, KY

#59 May 7, 2013
I reckon I'd be the exception to that rule!
nota fan

United States

#60 May 7, 2013
Dolly Parton wrote:
I reckon I'd be the exception to that rule!
dolly u can't spell either

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