Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Marley's Beach Club From Bar Rescue Has Closed

Marley's Beach Club, which was featured on season 3 of Bar Rescue has closed as of November 17th.  The bar was originally called Marley's On The Beach, and Bar Rescue changed the name to St. Michelle's Beach Club.  The owners did not like the name, so compromised and went with a combination of the names by calling their bar Marley's Beach Club.

Marley's posted the following message on their Facebook page on November 12th:
"First I would like thank everyone for a great season. This season was our best season filled with fun days, great nights and crazy experiences. Over the past three years I have met so many great people and had the pleasure to work with my amazing staff who I consider more like family and friends. It was getting better each year and I have no doubt would continue to do so but I decided for personal reasons and what I believe is best for my family to not go through another season. This has been a very hard decision for me. I will forever have great memories of my time at Marley’s and will miss it dearly. This will be our last weekend at Marley’s so come by and visit!! Again thank you! Michelle"

Marley's also posted a comment on a photo of theirs that stated:

"Marleys is officially closed for good. We will still be doing our already planned events thru winter but we will not reopen next Spring. "

While some beach bars/restaurants close for the offseason, Marley's will be closing for good.  The Marley's episode first aired in September of 2013, so the decision to close comes just 2 months after the episode aired on Spike TV.  This is the 2nd bar from season 3 of Bar Rescue that has closed and the Bar Rescue Update Page has been updated to show this. 

Here is the link to the original update from this episode.

50 comments:

  1. I would love to know the real reason they closed -- Money or tensions at home with the hubby.

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  2. I wonder why they always insist on changing the name back, or creating some combination thereof? I think that would be the kiss of death! It tells people "Wait, this isnt new at all! This was all a ruse by the owners."

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  3. I'm with you Joseph -- if your old name is associated with a failing business, why be so unwilling to start over with a fresh name? These stupid owners call in Jon for help & then fight him at every turn. Guess what...it's what you've done (or rather NOT done) that got you to where you are that you need to call in a consultant to fix your mistakes, wouldn't it be a good idea to take their suggestions to heart & learn from your mistakes?

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  4. Are they getting these bar rescues and then selling?

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  5. @Joseph Darlington : One of the reasons why the bar owners on "Bar Rescue" change their name back, is mainly due to misplaced pride or ego on the owner's part. But the show doesn't reveal another possible reason: the legality aspect of it. If a bar/restaurant changes its name or ownership, then the place would have change its business license and liquor license through their local government agencies. In some cities, that process can take weeks or even months, and not just in a few days like "Bar Rescue" shows.

    I suspect that was the case with this bar, and also in some previous episodes.

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  6. This bar in fact did change its name to a hybrid of the name Taffer selected and their prior name.

    I won't speak for all jurisdictions, but in some you can avoid getting new licenses by registering the new name as a d/b/a ("doing business as...").

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  7. I am guessing it would be a combination of both.

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  8. I wrote Marley's via Facebook, asking if the closing was based on financial or personal life reasons. This was their response: "Personal life reasons. I felt Marley's was at its best but I didn't feel for personal reasons that I could give it my all anymore. Thank you for asking."

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  9. Just about the only thing Jon can not do is to provide them with a competent full time manager. The manager he brought in was only there for the episode. No matter how good the menu, the drinks, the decor, without someone who really understands how to make a place run, everything will collapse. Jon makes a good job in setting it up for a few days, but many owners just will never understand that this is the basis of any business

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  10. Every time they ignore johns ideas they fail! And I like that! the ones who seem to embrace the changes succeed. I like that the ignorant owners fail. Hope they aren't too stupid to LEARN a lesson.

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  11. That's right Aaron!

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  12. Or they completely went back to their (failing) ways. As dumb as it sounds, I can see some of these stubborn ignorant owners doing that.

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  13. Oh please Steven! You know they aren't working on the rescues for 'just a few days!' It's obvious a staff has been there doing prep work, putting up surveillance cameras for instance, and likely also dealing with county officials about legalities. Once all that stuff is done - signed and sealed so to speak, the final working crew comes in - including Taffer, to begin filming the transformation.


    I have to believe there is so much more going on behind the scenes, including plenty of back and forth discussions with the owners about ideas and of course, a name change to appeal to new customers and make some money. To see them protest change or not want to give up what wasn't working just gets me! To be given a major GIFT - a chance to LEARN and save their ass from ruin, but see them resist blows my mind! Some of these places, for instance the Canyon Inn you mention, act as if 'regulars' are more important and cling to a name to keep them or something . . . Hell, I don't know! I find it all so very fascinating and enjoy watching those who truly appreciate the kick in the ass to do better in business. Those are the ones that have made me cry for joy

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  14. Kinda burns me up when someone is that stupid!

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  15. Looks like Iggy's, from next door, will be taking the closed business over.

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  16. Very good point, but as a business owner I think there is a way around it. My son and I run a store, the store name is "Hydro Heaven" but the official name of the company, the name all licenses and permits are in, and taxes are paid is a COMPLETELY different name, holding no resemblance to the store name. I would suspect the same could be done with a Bar, of course, local laws probably dictate this.

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  17. Their probably doohbag running for the money

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  18. I'd like to rent this place, can anyone forward my phone number to the landlord please....781-808-1713....thanks

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  19. With my 30 years experience working with some of the top chefs in the country I can have this place up and running by April 1st. Please give my number to the landlord 1-781-808-1713

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  20. I agree, look at that episode that had the sand dollar from Vegas, the blonde there was starving, then she didn't want to change name because in her eyes it won't make it without "Sand Dollar" and also John said get rid of the blues, she said again that's what makes us. The typical insanity plea, do the same thing over and over and expect a different result. It was making them alright, making them go broke. If I opened a bar I would love to have Johns advise, and mentoring.

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  21. This place was horrible. My husband and I had gone there both before and after Bar Rescue, and all their changes were just for the show. They removed all but 1 or 2 of the new menu items and went back to their original crap, and their drinks really were not good. Their service(and I use this term loosely) had deteriorated even worse than before the show came. I am not sad or surprised this place closed down.

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  22. It probably got too busy for her to handle and not seeing her husband put a strain on the marriage. I have always wondered where all the money comes from and if the place decides to close, there are alot of new furnishings and equipment like the kitchen and sound systems they can sell off or sell the business for a lot more than it was worth before Jon. Look at that pirate restaurant..they claim to be doing ok but come on!! The only pirate themes should be kids parties or disney! I think he does a lot to save them..they just go back to old ways and not listen!!

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  23. @Remmy - If you look at the end of the show and product placement, these renovations and equipment are mostly donated by the listed companies. Ever notice many of the finished bars have only 3-4 liquors versus the 50+ in many bars? All sponsorhip

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  24. I can say a a lifelong resident of Rhode Island I can remember that location being a few businesses ( Tropics- one of the first nightclubs I went to lol, the club tjat held the fundraiser for the station nightclub , a biker bar and more recently the original Marleys followed by this) as a personal friend of the original Marley's owners I have to say both the before and after of Bar Rescue's appearance was a disgrace. These.owners may have had a dream to own a bar but no business in owning one. In just a short year/ year and a half not only was service, food and drink deplorable but the entire decor went to hell. Bar Rescue came in to do just that, rescue them. Although I was sad watching the awnings come down( the friend that designed the logo passed away before the opening) I could see changing the name, they already killed the reputation. They let everything Jon taught them and told them go in one ear and out the other. In my personal opinion ( after years in F&B)

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  25. Oops! Sorry!
    It seems like they wanted Bar Rescue to revamp their bar to bail them out financially by the press and publicity but never had any intentions of changing their "way of doing things" Bar Rescue is NOT a free.make over and.publicity stunt. I'm sure as in all reality shows there are "scripted" confrontations, set up problems and the like but Jon and his staff DEFINITELY know their stuff and last.I checked financially more.well off than every bar they've rescued. The bar trainers' resumes include the.USBG which is THE association to be connected to if you want to be relevant in today's bar world. Long gone are the.days of beer.and shot slinging with the sugary sweet "ladies night" martini specials. These.people didn't get it. But worse is they didn't care to get.it. and that's sad.

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  26. I've watched many, many episodes of Bar Rescue and Restaurant Impossible and I find the most common thread among these owners is a very basic lack of common sense, leadership and passion for what they are doing. There are literally thousands if not hundreds of thousands of "small businesses" that make a living totally by accident, with no real base plan, level of experience or committment. They expect to start up, open the doors and magically make money.
    Someone like John could make much more money as a consultant without all the television publicity about what he does,, but I will say that he and his designers/construction team have amazing results with the short work time span that they have to do what they do in the transformation. To bad so many of these "owners" don't listen and pay attention to the wealth of practical business application and suggestions they receive during their Rescue.

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  27. Biff SchmuckatelliApril 29, 2014 at 6:14 AM

    my guess is that the owners knew they were closing probably due to monetary loss and decided to play up the marriage drama to get bar rescue there so they could have a quick monetary boost and increase the value of the property so as to cut their losses, hence the fact that they closed only two months later. They just played the game like many of these other owners who closed their bars from this show.

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  28. Not if you can't find out who owns the place without posting on a Bar Rescue page....

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  29. Just like dallenberg1 said, if these people would try to implement the changes that Taffer suggested in all likelyhood they would prosper. And to some of the idiots that have posted here that try to blame Bar Rescue for the bars' closing, they need to have their heads examined. These thieves that call Bar Rescue, Restaurant Impossible, etc. & then close down just weeks after the makeover should have to reimburse Bar Rescue, Restaurant Impossible, etc. for the money spent renovating these dumps & should have to pay AT LEAST a minimum wage salary to everybody that volunteered their time to help them, if they don't at least try to implement the changes suggested & close down within at least a year after the renovations were made. Maybe that would stop these money-hungry thieves for trying to get more money when they sell out instead of doing the honest thing & at least try to b successful. Everybody knows that they NEVER intended to do the right thing & didn't plan on doing anything but sell out the first chance they got. Hopefully they still lost thousands of dollars because that's exactly what they deserved!

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  30. Hey James, I'm from north of Boston and my brain tells me if I make a posting on here about wanting to open the place it saves me the trip of going down there doing the leg work. I have a successful business in Boston with 35 yrs experience along with 10 years in the night club business. So thanks for the advice. If i do not get the info on here I'm not going to bother any further. Plenty of opportunities in boston

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  31. I think you touched on the real reason Joe, dropping Michelle's name from the Bar's Name suggests a falling out between the couple, that may have fueled the 'personal reasons' that coursed it's demise.

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  32. Frank&Beans187May 20, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    I hope she did sell the place after seeing her bum husband be absolutely no help to the point they told him to go home. I believe it was him that pushed her into opening the bar with her savings for him to only use it as a place to party with his friends. The couple are both at fault and I'm not shocked one bit they closed because she has no backbone or support from her clueless husband. The place had so much potential and you couldn't have asked for a better location but they knew a head of time they were going to have Jon "Rescue" it and sell it so they could try and get as much money back out of it as possible. What a waste for all.

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  33. I expect a lot of people have emotional investment in the names Taffer brashly throws in the garbage.But I agree that "Canyon Inn" was a silly name for the obvious reason,spelled out on the show,that it ISN'T,and had no plans to be,an inn.

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  34. All i know is that the owner is freakin hot, nice body, cute face and a fabulous rack.

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  35. The Oakland Beach area in Warwick, Rhode Island is full of white trash...the place was run by white trash losers. No wonder they closed down. Stupid assholes.

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  36. Kevin cheated on Michelle while she was busy with the restaurant.

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  37. George,
    The building is owned by the owner of the building & restaurant next door (Iggy's).

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  38. well half the problem of that Bar is the owner of Iggy's, he wants a tenant but nobody that will threaten a penny from his pocket. I have met him and he is an asshole which is another problem. John Taffer was right, this place could be a great spot. But if you open a place on the beach you MUST sell seafood. I am very interested in this location but the lease would have to be very "tenant friendly". Anyway, thanks for your reply.
    Roger Parziale
    781-808-1713

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  39. Ha! Ha! ................. you have no idea wait till march 2015

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  40. WHAT does that mean?

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  41. Looks like another case of poor ownership. So many of these bars are owned by someone who had no experience owning a bar, no experience managing people, or a business, no training for the staff, no standards to keep food or beer at temperature, for no standards for service, no standards for cleaning no organization on how to run the place. The owners then have a manager with no experience, or is not held accountable for keeping the place profitable. Often the inexperienced owner is just wanting to use the place for their personal party house. No wonder they are in trouble! In this place, Marleys, or St. Michelle, how do you teach all that to a owner in 4 or 5 days?
    Answer, you can't.

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  42. Maybe someone with brains and experience will buy it. Very few people get such a shot at owning your own business AND THEY BLEW IT. go work in a factory because that is all you deserve..

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  43. I live within walking distance of this place.... and was there for the relaunch.... tv made it look far better than it was. .. relaunch sucked... slow service, uninspired drink choices, no food choices... it was doomed to fail. I've herd rumors that the landlord, the neighboring Iggy's claim shack wouldn't allow food competition..... and very telling that Iggy's is now opening something new in this locaition..... don't know if it's true or not, but just what I heard.

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  44. Volunteered? These people don't volunteer.... this is a television production, as such, ALL are well paid union people....the are most definitely not volunteers working for free.

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  45. you are a scam artist and thief

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  46. Wow, I didn't think any business person would be so foolish. Too bad.

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  47. In other words, those blaming Taffer are WAY off.

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  48. Good call James. No such person as Roger parzial. Aka George P he is a scammer and a con artist a year ago when he posted this inquiry he was renting a sub shop from me in Salem under a false name. He is a looser and lier to the 20th degree and does not have a pot to poss in

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  49. It is because they are stupid and lousy business people. Their egos always get in the way.

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  50. Ego and stupidity.

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