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Anatomy of a Rescue

Bar rescue tips, from the expert, Jon Taffer.

Bar Rescue Moon Runners Article
Characters Quarters Puts Stock in a New Race   August 11, 2013

In 2010 after relocating to North Carolina, Long Island born Guy Wavra left the real-estate business and opened a character themed bar with financial help from his mom Helen and stepdad Charlie Alexander. Guy’s sister Alex was hired as a server to complete the family affair. More>>

SBLV Article
BRANDON! Make Me a Drink and THEN Call Bar Rescue!   August 4, 2013

The owner of Gipsy Nightclub in Las Vegas has found himself in $2 million of debt because of his irresponsible management style and heavy drinking. Can Taffer turn this one around?More>>

Bar Rescue Barlow Article
Can Barlow’s Comeback?   July 28, 2013

Two year after purchasing Barlow’s Bar & Grill with her husband, Susan Wood found herself divorced and without a partner. Susan admits that since they purchased the bar they have never see a “heyday” where the bar was profitable. More>>

Handlebar and Grill Article
The Handlebar Cafe Gets Grilled   July 21, 2013

The Handlebar Café in Pawcatuck, CT has set themselves up for failure and they have found themselves in a $25,000 deficit with only 3 months left before going bankrupt.More>>

Duel Ultra Nightclub Article
All In With Duel Ultra Nightclub   July 14, 2013

In 2009 after establishing a successful landscaping business entrepreneur Brandon Klintworth poured $210 thousand into Cashmere, a martini nightclub. As the hot new club on the block Cashmere became an instant hit and was doing upwards of $60 thousand a month and then all the competition came...More>>

Laugh Factory Article
Stand Up Scottsdale Becomes Laugh Factory    April 14, 2013

Season 3 Episode 10: After cruising the LA comedy circuit and a painful divorce Howard Hughes moved back to Scottsdale where he teamed up with investment banker Nathan Learner and opened Stand Up Scottsdale in 2012.More>>

Chilleen's on 17 Article
Kid Chilleen's Grows Up   April 7, 2013

Haling from a long line of restaurateurs Scott Chilleen and his wife Donna took on their on family business in 2003 when they bought Kid Chilleen's Bad Ass BBQ.More>>

Dimples Article
Dimples Gets Its Encore   March 31, 2013

Season 3 Episode 8: In 1982 after 20 years in the bar business, Sal opened Dimples – a Hollywood themed karaoke bar named after the Shirley Temple movie.More>>

blank Article
Lona’s Wardlow Station Hits the City Limits   March 24, 2013

Lona bought a 30,000 square foot bar in 1999; at the time Lona’s Wardlow Station was a busy, blue collar bar in split between two cities, Long Beach and Signal Hill, California.More>>

The Kasbah Article
The Kasbah Gets Secured    March 17, 2013

Season 3 Episode 6: When Shelton Bouknight invested his 401K into The Kasbah in 1997, it was the first old school dance club in the Denver area. The Kasbah was an overnight success breaking into an unexploited market; in the first few years.More>>

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