Citadel Alums Worry About Renovation of Big John’s Tavern

Ryan Condon has repeatedly referenced his plans to remake Big John’s Tavern as the bar he remembers, but his use of the word “renovation” in an interview apparently alarmed fellow members of the tradition-minded crowd.

“We want to know what’s going to happen to the nametags,” says Scott Sutter, a 2001 Citadel graduate, who called me from Connecticut on behalf of the many classmates who’d contacted him.

The nametags, Condon confirms, are safe.

“We don’t intend on removing any memorabilia,” Condon says. “We’d like to add more to it.” Continue reading