Sunday, March 15, 2020

Purser's Bar (Linda Lou's) - Bar Rescue Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Layton, Utah to rescue Linda Lou's Time for Two.  Linda Lou's is owned by Brandon Purser who has emptied his sick mother's life savings and is supposedly four days away from closing the bar.  Jon Taffer has Vegas Knights Ryan Reaves and Nate Schmidt helping him do recon and discovers that the drinks and food are both terrible.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to change the name of Linda Lou's to Purser's Bar and the bar did keep the name, but didn't stay open for too long. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Purser's Bar since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Positive Reviews:
  • "Fun place, I think all these 1 stars are from people who think the world revolves around them. It was clean, with great cocktails."
  • "Excellent people and fun pool"

Negative Reviews:

  • "If this is how the show Bar Rescue rescues a bar I think they would have been better off not having them come in. The walls weren't even repainted the front looked like a laundry mat, had i not known Linda Lous was there before I never would have stopped thinking there was still a bar there at all. Big thumbs down Bar Rescue I hooe the otjer bars y pop u go to "save" look better than this place."
*Reviews from Google

Other News and Links:
  • The Bar Rescue for Linda Lou's happened in August 2019.
  • Here is a preview video of the episode from the Paramount YouTube page. 
  • Here is the Purser's Bar Facebook page and here is the old Linda Lou's Facebook page.
    • The Facebook page has not posted since December 2019
  • The bar was listed for sale in January 2020 for $199,000 and it was sold. The listing stated, "This is an excellent opportunity to own a retail/office space right across from the Hill Air Force Base South Gate in Layton. The current business is a bar/tavern. The business, trade fixtures, and licensing can be transferred (however, time is of the essence for the transfer of liquor license). So hurry and bring and offer. Square footage figures are provided as a courtesy estimate only and were obtained from tax records . Buyer is advised to obtain an independent measurement."
  • Here are the Facebook pages of Brandon (owner), Anthony (bartender), Amanda (bartender), Trina (bartender)
    • Anthony posted on December 18, "Can i say my life is alot it not hurting people and friend. Or family but not having Linda Lou's it makes me so sad! I worked hard to make people feel as my family and friends. I am sorry that it is close. It kills me alot cause that was me! But i am trying to make up in my life to make my new and old friends family. But i love u all please if there is something i can do plese contact me so i can make it happen at the best i can! I love my friends and family!"
      • In the comments, he seems to blame Bar Rescue for the bar closing.
  • There is a new bar opening in the location that will be called Southgate Tavern, but it is not open yet.  Here is the liquor license that has the new name as of February 2020.


Jon Taffer decided to change the name of Linda Lou's Time for Two to Purser's Bar and the bar did keep the name, but they are already closed.  Purser's Bar was a speakeasy that had the sign of a laundromat outside and there weren't too many reviews before it closed.  The Bar Rescue makeover happened in August 2019 and the bar closed late 2019/early 2020, so it only stayed open a few months after the makeover.  The bar was sold to new owners who will be opening a new bar in the location.  Purser's Bar is marked as 'Closed' on the Bar Rescue Updates page.

*To see how all of the bars from Bar Rescue are doing, go to the Bar Rescue Updates page, and also Like us on Facebook or Follow Us on Twitter to stay up to date with all things involving Bar Rescue.

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