Womanless Beauty Pageant competitors anxiously waiting the judges' decision at the Brindley Beach Womanless Beauty Pageant.

No one has signed on a dotted line yet, and there is still a way to go before a sale is finalized, but restauranteur Mike Kelly confirmed last week that he is in negotiations to sell the five acre lot that is home to his signature restaurant.

Kelly’s Outer Banks Tavern in Nags Head has been a part of Outer Banks life since 1985 and Mike built his restaurant into a center of entertainment and good food. When Brindley Beach Vacations needed a larger venue for our Womanless Beauty Pageant, Mike came through for us and we had two wonderful and very successful years using his tavern.

The restaurant is still very much up and running, and Mike has made it clear that it will continue it’s full service until something is finalized. What he did tell the Outer Banks Voice was, “The sale has not closed, and there is no closing date set. A lot needs to happen still and it is not yet a sure thing. It could happen before the end of the year, or it might take longer.”

He also pointed out that the restaurant is booked through New Years, so he won’t be closing right away, no matter what.

Still, if the property does sell and Kelly’s Outer Banks Tavern closes, there will be a sense that an era is coming to an end.