Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Garnet Lounge From 'Bar Rescue' To Close

The Garnet Lounge in Las Vegas, Nevada, which was featured on the current season of Bar Rescue, will close after a New Year's Eve party tonight at their bar.


The Garnet Lounge posted the following message on their Facebook page:

"With more regret than words can express, we have to close our business and accept the defeat brought to us by our economy and the changes in our industry. Our last night will be tomorrow night, New Year's Eve. Please come out and see us, have some drinks and say goodbye. We will miss serving you at the Alibi and Garnet Lounge and will update you as our incredible crew finds new homes."

The Garnet Lounge has been open for 20+ years and is closing less than 2 months after their Bar Rescue episode debuted on Spike TV.  The Bar Rescue Update Page has been updated to show this bar as closed.

15 comments:

  1. Not a surprise. The owner is an idiot.

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  2. Michael ContorelliJanuary 5, 2014 at 3:10 AM

    Bars like this deserve their demise! Shameful!

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  3. Many of these bars are so far gone, and have so little capitol left, they were already going under regardless of Taffer, or anything else. If you don't have 3 months cash reserve, especially after relaunching….you're probably not going to make it.

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  4. Everything you see on this show is either distorted or made up altogether. The only thing that makes these owners idiots is that they invite Bar Rescue into their bar and actually believe that they are there to help them and not themselves.

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  5. His show is called bar rescue and he didn't rescue anything, I think garnet lounge was actually one of his bigger turds.

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  6. There are really only 4 types of bar owners, the one who needs it because they can't find sex partners anywhere else, the one that owns a bar because its the cheapest place for them to drink, the one who owns a bar because its the only place their band can play, and the rarest type, the one who owns bar because they want to make money... I didn't see any musical instruments in this episode and they obviously weren't making any money here, so that only leaves two choices I guess.

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  7. actually there has been 49 episodes and 39 bars are still open with 10 of them closing. That is a great stat. John did his job, it is up to the owner to keep it going. Some owners have and some haven't. This owner for the Alibi/Garnet Lounge just wanted his dick wet, and that was his down fall of the bar. His staff was worstless, and he should of cleaned house...

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  8. You state that, over and over again, but have yet to share any facts.

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  9. First of all, the bars that he's rescuing are FAILING. If ANY of them succeed long-term, then that's a success. ALL of them would have failed without him.

    Secondly, being that they're all FAILING bars, they're being run by FAILING owners, and Jon can't necessarily teach every failing owner how to run a bar properly in such a short time. Or, in other words, if the owners don't stick to the plan and run them properly, and they fall back into their own habits, then of course the bar is going to fail. If they revert to doing what they were doing before, they're going to get the same exact results.

    Most of these failing service industry businesses (bars, restaurants) are failing due to a degree of laziness. Jon can't make the owners work hard when he's not there. If they're not willing to put in the effort, then there's no saving the bar.

    The fact of the matter is that with this format, it should be expected that the VAST MAJORITY of these bars end up failing; because it's just not logical to expect that all these failing owners are going to start working hard and change their entire business practices over the course of a week. Some of them don't even want Jon's advice. He provides them with a lot of valuable knowledge, but it's up to them to actually use it.

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  10. I would say that the first thing that makes the owners idiots is the fact that they've run their businesses into the ground. Whether or not calling Jon makes them more of an idiot, their failing business is the primary concern.



    I feel sorry for your kids, seeing that their faces are attached to every dumbass post you make.

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  11. Taffer doesn't have much success with his female themed bars. The Garnet Lounge, Aura Nightclub, Swanky Bubbles - Renamed "Sheer", all closed. I think he hurts himself when he tries to pitch to a single female demographic. It only fragments the already limited market. It's true that 70+% of the bars he rescues are still open and that's an acceptable statistic but you should expect the places to be open after being featured on a national TV show. That's national advertising! I'm sure some of their increases in sales can be attributed to people who saw the show and are curious enough to go check it out.

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  12. "The Annex" is doing just fine. Many of these bars have so much debt the redo cant put them into a positive cash flow or even if they do, it would be years to ultimately turn a profit.

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  13. I've been on the show, so I can personally put in my 2 cents and tell you the show is not made up whatsoever. Is it edited? Of course it is! You film for a week and it turns into 40 minutes if you're lucky. Fake though? Absolutely not!

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  14. Don't you think a complete remodel and thousands of dollars worth of new and upgraded equipment, not to mention training their generally incompetent staffs is worth a visit from Taffer and his crew - regardless of the motive? I sure do, IF they are serious about succeeding.

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