Ecclestone said the bar’s lease expired on March 20, the same day that Roswell ordered all non-essential businesses to close. He said they received a 30-day extension, but after that failed to come to an agreement on an extended lease with the property’s landlord.
Ecclestone said he and his father haven’t ruled out reopening TJ’s at another location in the future.
“I think if the right location became available, my dad would be interested in giving it one more go,” he said.
Before opening TJ’s Sports Bar, Timothy Ecclestone owned Timothy John’s bar in Sandy Springs and was a forward for the former Atlanta Flames hockey team. TJ’s was host to hockey notables Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull and Bobby Clarke when the NHL All-Star game was held in Atlanta in 2008.
Mark Ecclestone also owns Stone's Cuisine and Cocktails in Johns Creek, which reopened for curbside pickup and carryout earlier this month and dine-in service May 26 after being closed since mid-March.
He said TJ’s wings have been added as a takeout option at Stone’s, and sold out within two hours the first time they were offered.
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