East Nashville bar reopens for first time since March tornado

Posted at 7:07 PM, Oct 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-25 20:24:21-04

EAST NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An East Nashville bar has finally reopened for the first time this weekend since the deadly March tornado.

It took seven months for Attaboy to rebuild and reopen. Staff said the journey over the last few months has been bittersweet.

On March 3 two of their employees, Michael Dolfini and his girlfriend Albree Sexton, were leaving Attaboy when they were hit by debris and killed.

"We're tight, we're family here, " said managing partner Brandon Bramhall. "The process of reeling and grieving from what happened the night of the tornado was made that much more difficult by the pandemic because typically when something like that happens you can get together and understand it but the week after tornado we all had to hide inside."

Attaboy received some damage to its building as well as damage from water and mold.

After months of dealing with insurance and logistics, Attaboy finally reopened for the first time Friday with most of their staff returning.

Due to the pandemic, Attaboy is now open to new hours of 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.