There has been discussion for quite some time now that the old Bud’s Harley Davidson location on Franklin will be the home to a new bar. It looks like that has finally come to pass. According to the Evansville Courier & Press, business partners KC Chesser and Chad Brady (who run KC's Time Out Lounge and KC's Marina Pointe) were finally approved to open up a new bar and grill on Franklin Street.

Bud's Bar & Grill will be an adult only establishment with live bands on weekends. Brady says that the building will look completely different inside and out. The cool thing is that it will have a country theme! Of course there will be food at Bud's Bar & Grill also. The menu is currently in the works by the same chef as KC's Marina Pointe.

Now to the big news: when will it be open?

Brady says that Bud's Bar & Grill is hoping to be open by the end of 2018.

As you know, WKDQ has developed quite the relationship with KC's Marina Pointe and Timeout Lounge through our annual "Country Cares Concert Series" to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. With Bud's Bar & Grill being a country theme, who knows all of the fun we might get into together. It will surely be exciting to see what the bar and grill has in store for the Tri-State!