The newest club/restaurant to open in downtown Maryville is undergoing a name change. Toogies is now Two Doors Down.
The business opened the weekend of Foothills Fall Festival on Oct. 12 and 13. The establishment’s name was the nickname co-owner Diane Fisher had as a child. Fisher, Rick McCarty and Will Begg were partners in the venture.
Fisher recently sold her interest in the club/restaurant to Dixie Werewolves band member Jeff Breazeale III and his wife, Lisa.
The purchase is a homecoming of sorts for Jeff Breazeale as his father, Jeff Breazeale Jr., owned the building and operated Byrne Drug Store out of it before closing in the 1990.
Jeff Breazeale said he helped the original three partners renovate the former Gift Garden and Café and working in his father’s old building was an added bonus. “My dad is tickled to death we’re involved with it,” he said. “It keeps things going full circle.”
Jeff Breazeale said Two Doors Down will provide a wide variety of entertainment. Open jams will be on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Cable television is being installed so patrons can enjoy college and professional football games on Saturday and Sunday. “While Brackins’ is primarily Blues, we’re going to do Rock ‘n’ Roll,” he said. “Thursday nights are acoustic music nights and Friday and Saturday, primarily we’re mostly going to showcase local, East Tennessee talent,” he said. “The biggest thing is, we’re trying to bring people into downtown, not just for our club, but for Brackins’ as well.”
There are also plans for a deli-type restaurant in the club. The deli will open on Nov. 12 and be open seven days a week.
Jeff Breazeale said the new name for the establishment came up as people were talking at Brackins about where the new club was located. “A couple people said, ‘It’s just two doors down,’ and we got to thinking that’s a catchy little name, and we decided to use that as our name,” he said.