Friday, February 28, 2020

Southern Boulevard (SoBo) Has Closed - 24 Hours to Hell and Back Update

Southern Boulevard (also known as SoBo) in Little Rock, Arkansas which just appeared on 24 Hours to Hell and Back has closed.

In the update from when the episode aired, it was reported that the restaurant closed for the weekend to supposedly prepare for Tuesday's watch party.  They stated on Facebook, "We are so pumped and excited for our show to air this Tuesday. Unfortunately, due to the high demand for reservations for our watch party, we are allowing extra time off for staff and training to better-prepare ourselves for what’s to come! See you guys after the weekend! Our sincere apologies for being closed these few days."

I thought that was a little strange to close the restaurant on a weekend to prepare for a busy night and it appears I was right.  Fox16 is reporting that the restaurant is closed and was closed the night of the supposed watch party as well.  The property owner said that the restaurant was evicted and is $22,000 behind in rent.  When 24 Hours to Hell and Back asked the property owner for permission to film, owner Jermaine Burton promised to catch up on payments after the show was over, but that apparently didn't happen.

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission also said Southern Boulevard's license was suspended in January 2020 for unpaid taxes.

Jermaine said he denies some of the statements made by the landlord and that he hopes he can work out an arrangement to get his business up and running.

Southern Boulevard's Facebook page has been taken down for the moment and it shows up as a broken link.  Southern Boulevard (SoBo) has now been marked as 'Closed' on the 24 Hours to Hell and Back Updates page.

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