Friday, March 25, 2016

Dirty Rooster/Lake Marie Lodge From Bar Rescue - Closed

The Dirty Rooster in Antioch, Illinois, which was featured on season 4 of Bar Rescue closed at the end of 2015.  The bar has been marked 'Closed' on the Bar Rescue Updates Page, but as there wasn't much information at the time, no post about the closure was created.  This weekend, the bar will be featured on a back-to-the-bar special, and there is a bit more information on the closure, so I figured I would do a post.

During the Bar Rescue makeover the Dirty Rooster was renamed to Lake Marie Lodge, but they ended up going back to the name of The Dirty Rooster.

The bar closed at the end of 2015 and owner Robert Hoffman was recently trying to sell the POS system that was given to them by Bar Rescue.  In the comments of that post, people were asking why the bar was closed, and Robert stated, "That part on my show about me and Scott hating each other is real. So Scott decided to sue the bar and me personally for 125k.... That was enough to put me over the edge. Not to mention the state of Illinois get a tax on it because they saw me giving away alcohol on TV that cost me $12,000. Time to move on"

He also added, "Everything we had is for sale. But I had to pay a company to come in inventory all the equipment move it from the building. I'm now paying storage on all that equipment until the lawsuit is over. Then everything will be for sale cheap,"

We will see if anything else comes up on the back-to-the-bar episode, and if it does, I will update this post.

No comments:

Post a Comment