On this week’s episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Las Vegas, Nevada to help save the City Bar. During the makeover, which took place during the first week of April, 2016, the bar was renamed The Bradley, Gaming and Cocktail Lounge.
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First things first – the elephant in the room.
Permanently Closed And Sold Before Episode Airs
The Bradley has been permanently closed and on July 2, a post on the bar’s Facebook Page by owner Brad Stegman informed patrons that The Bradley was sold to the Sahara Lounge on June 30. (Sahara Lounge Facebook Page)
To All : On June 30th, The Bradley was sold to the Sahara Lounge. To everyone that ever visited City Bar or The Bradley:…
Posted by The Bradley, Gaming and Cocktail Lounge-formally City Bar on Friday, July 1, 2016
As you can see from the photo below, The Bradley, formerly the City Bar is now the new home of the Sahara Lounge.
Posted by The Sahara Lounge on Thursday, July 28, 2016
Missing The Bradley
Former lead bartender Megan Lynn Cordrey expressed her disappointment on Facebook.
Fuck im seriously missing The Bradley. ? ugh i hate this!
Posted by Megan Lynn Cordrey on Friday, July 1, 2016
One of Megan Lynn Cordrey’s Facebook friends responded with the following Facebook post:
I can only imagine that you feel as if the rug was pulled out from under you… Keep your head up Doodles… Bigger and better things await you… Hold onto the memories and make the best with what you have… Stay positive even when negativity surrounds you… After all, you could be in my situation… 4 1/2 months and guess where I’m at rn… You’re doing great!! Love you!!
How We Got Here
In 2015 Brad Stegman left his corporate management position at a casino and bought the City Bar. When Brad first opened the bar he envisioned a traditional neighborhood tavern where locals could stop by for a drink and enjoy live entertainment. But with gaming revenue not living up to expectations, Brad was forced to cut costs.
Desperate to improve business, Brad allowed his bartenders to promote their own events, some of which were better suited for strip clubs. Overwhelmed by bossy bartenders, Brad quickly lost control of his bar.
In debt to the tune of $140,000 and losing $6,000 a month, Brad put in a call for help. Taffer and the Bar Rescue team answered that call, and a couple of months later, Brad sold the bar to the Sahara Lounge.
The rest as they say, is Bar Rescue history.
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Looking at the closing,looks like Brad was all along going to sale the bar. Did JT know? did they all know bamboozle viewers. Is Megan still sober or was it all made up for good TV