Saturday, March 26, 2022

Ace's A Sporting Bar & Grill (Ace's Sports Hangar) - Bar Rescue Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in The Colony, TX to rescue Ace's Sports Hangar.  The owners Will and Candace Kuhn purchased the bar in August 2020 and they own multiple bars in the area.  They purchased the bar during the pandemic and Candace has been running the bar with hopes of opening additional bars.  After a year in business, the bar is draining the finances of the owners and is supposedly losing $15,000 a month. 

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to change the name of Ace's Sports Hangar to Ace's A Sporting Bar & Grill and the bar did keep the name, however the bar closed just a few months after the makeover. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Ace's A Sporting Bar since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar:

I will not do reviews for this update as there were minimal reviews and the bar is closed. 

Other News and Links:
  • The Bar Rescue for Ace's Sports Hangar happened in November 2021.
  • Here is a preview video of the episode from the Bar Rescue Facebook page.
  • Here are the Facebook pages of Will (owner), Candace (owner), Emily (bartender), Kelsey (manager) and Jason (bartender)
  • Ace's A Sporting Bar was sold to new owners on January 31, 2022, just a few months after the Bar Rescue makeover.  Will posted the following message on his Facebook, "I wanted to take a minute to brag on Candace Goggans Kuhn for a minute. As most of you know we’ve had what feels like a dozen bar and restaurants over the past years. Always with candace designing them and me running them. Well today marks the day that Candace sold her first location. The colony was her baby from design to operations. Everyone remembers their first business deal or sale. Congratulations babe. You have this one in the books with more to come. Very proud of the business woman and partner you have become."
    • In February 2022, the new owners changed the name of Ace's to Twisted Bar & Grill.  Here is the Facebook page for that bar and all of the old Ace's Sports Hangar posts are also on that Facebook page. 
  • When Will posted a screenshot of himself on Bar Rescue, somebody asked him what the story line was - "a drunk owner or disgruntled employee sabotaging the business?"  Will responded, "We turned down filming Addison for that reason a few years ago. This season and last are about saving locations down from covid restrictions. We have multiple locations so we don’t fit the idiot owner mold. They did take some shots at candace since this is the first location she’s operated but she did great."
    • So it seems Bar Rescue reached out to them several years back about one of his other bars, but they turned that opportunity down.
  • Here were the Ace's Sports Hangar reviews on Yelp and Google if you are interested.
  • The other Ace's Sports Hangar location in Richardson, TX remains open and here is that Facebook page


Jon Taffer decided to slightly change the name of Ace's Sports Hangar to Ace's A Sporting Bar & Grill and the bar did keep the name.  The makeover was done in November 2021 and the bar was sold to new owners just a few months later in January 2022.  As the new owners changed the name and concept, Ace's A Sporting Bar is considered 'Closed.'  Will and Candace continue to own and operate other bars in the area including a different Ace's Sports Hanger.  Also, it appears that Bar Rescue reached out to them in the past when they were in the area filming during previous seasons.

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