Originally Posted by Yachtzee
Personally, I don't see a long-term future in celebrity-oriented bars and restaurants. They had an Alice Cooperstown right across the street from The Jake/Progressive Field in Cleveland. Once the novelty wore off, it closed and became something else. The only Alice Cooperstown left is in Phoenix, where Alice Cooper lives. Plus there's the fact that the "theme" of the bar really only appeals to a certain subset of the population, those being country music fans in general and Toby Keith fans in particular. As neither a fan of country music nor Toby Keith, I have no desire to go there. I'd rather head to the Moerlein Lager House.
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, which opens at the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati on March 4, does very well. It's far more of a destination than Toby Keith's though. I can easily see travelers stopping at Margaritaville on their way though the city, or people making trips downtown specifically for it.