Mt. Pleasant bar and music venue the Village Tavern closed down in late July after an eight-year run in the Crickentree Village (1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.). Word has it that the new owners, David Warren and John Morlan, have already started refurbishing the facility and plan to keep the venue’s name and reopen in November.

The Village Tavern established itself as a hub for original indie music, booking anything from rock, punk, and metal, and to country, hip-hop, and electronica. Stay tuned for updates.