We all know that Chip Matthews likes to have his tentacles in many different scum bars in downtown Jackson, even though he continuously tries to hide his involvement in those clubs. What many do not know is that Chip is an "interstate" purveyor of trash.
Back in 2009, the Chipster decided to try his hand at the trash bar bidness in Birmingham. His target was the Five Points Music Hall in Birmingham, Alabama. The DJT doesn't know anything about Birmingham night life, but Five Points was apparently a big deal a few years ago. Despite being a popular venue, an underage patron had a little too much to drink one night and decided to hone his marksmanship skills in the parking lot, resulting in the deaths of 2 people. The bar closed shortly thereafter. Like a vulture on a dead possum, here comes Chip Matthews.
In July of 2009, Chip Matthews and 2 guys from Birmingham re-opened Five Points to much fanfare. And then, a short 8 months later, it abruptly closed without explanation. An "owner or manager" appeared in the middle of the night and cleaned the place out, even packing up the tables.
It appears Chip made some new friends in Birmingham. A few of them stopped by the above post to wish him Godspeed, farewell, and following seas:
We have repeatedly said that Chip Matthews does not intend to contribute anything positive to downtown Jackson. He has opened (and closed) every type of trash bar imaginable in Jackson, never once leaving the community better, or at least no worse, than he found it. Many people in Jackson know that Chip Matthews opens and quickly closes so-called clubs and bars. We doubt many people knew that he does this on an interstate scale as well.
This is how Chip rolls. It's a pattern and practice. A modus operandi. Chip Matthews' latest trash dive is not going to benefit our community. It will hurt our neighborhood, and in a few months Chip will cut-and-run like he always does. And a few months after that, we'll find him slipping around in the shadows looking to do it all over again.