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The owner, Jon Nicholls, purchased the “biker bar” about a year ago, and quickly began sinking deep into debt. Nicholls just happens to be in the rescue business himself – working as a medevac helicopter pilot with the Colorado National Guard. Now he’s the one in need of a rescue.
Faced with a failing bar, and in debt to the tune of about $300,000, Nicholls appealed to the producers of Bar Rescue for help.
Taffer answered the call on July 28, and by August 4, 2016, the rescue and makeover was complete.
During the makeover, the bar was given fishing theme, a new glycol system with8 taps, point of sale system, new barstools, furniture and paint. Standard upgrades we see at most of the bars featured on the show.
Garrison Tavern Listed For Sale 4 Days After Bar Rescue
As we previously noted, the makeover was completed on August 4. Just four days later on August 8, the Garrison Tavern was listed for sale on LoopNet for $148,000. The Bar Rescue makeover and upcoming episode featuring the Garrison is being used as a selling point.
3580 sqft Bar & Grill with full Kitchen. Will be featured on Hit T.V show BAR RESCUE in 2016! Great location downtown Colorado Springs Colorado! Recently Remodeled.
A Closer Look
You can check out the Garrison Tavern on Facebook to get some insight on the bar and keep up to date on the latest news. And while you’re on Facebook, you can learn more about bar owner Jon Nicholls by dropping by his personal Facebook page.
- Here’s the personal Facebook page for bartender Rita Murray
- Here’s the personal Facebook page of bartender Nicoll Bartnik
- Here’s one of the bar’s cooks, Tohna Gross
We always like to check post-makeover online reviews on sites like Yelp, but in the case of the Garrison Tavern, none are currently available.
Episode Promo Videos
Images – Garrison Tavern – Screengrab