East Nashville's Wylee's Cafe, Formerly Mad Donna's Restaurant, Closes Its Doors

New East Nashville concept Wylee's Cafe closes its doors.

Wylee's Cafe and Bar

It was only two months ago when reality TV show host Jon Taffer, Sheryl Crow and camera crews rolled up to East Nashville’s Mad Donna’s to unveil a new concept for the restaurant.

But the effort to rebrand Mad Donna’s to Wylee’s Cafe & Bar didn’t last long.

The restaurant has closed its doors, according to a letter hanging on the front entrance of Wylee’s.

“Since 2008 we has (sic) strived to provide East Nashville with a fun and funky spot to dine and play. With time comes the necessity to evolve and grow and so we have decided to close our doors as of Monday, February 13th to discover that next adventure,” the letter reads.

In December, NOBLE first reported that East Nashville’s Mad Donna’s was closing its doors after nine years in business for a massive renovation effort, which was being backed by a celebrity.

The celebrity, it turns out, was Sheryl Crow.

Crow along with Taffer, host of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue” and “Hungry Investors,” had filmed scenes for a pilot episode of a new show for a major television network at the former Mad Donna’s restaurant.

The filming was part of the grand opening unveiling of Wylee’s Cafe & Bar.

Wylee’s Cafe & Bar menu leaned heavily on a Sheryl Crow theme with names like the “My Favorite Mistake” chef’s salad and the “First Cut” cheeseburger.

Mad Donna’s was not immediately available for comment.

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