The rescue took place in October/November 2017, and Taffer decided to change the name of Joe’s Thirsty Lizard to The Iron Horse as part of his makeover and rebranding exercise. The bar is still using the The Iron Horse name, but qualifies it by referencing “The Thirsty Lizard” on social media.
Joe’s Thirsty Lizard first opened its doors for business in 2015 with Navy veteran Joe Scott on the bridge. Since opening, it’s been a wavy ride for the former sailor, with the Thirsty Lizard losing between $4,000 and $6,000 per month, and in desperate need of help to save the sinking ship.
With a cook named Dirty Red, who bathes in the kitchen’s utility sink, what could go wrong?
A Closer Look
- Some of the people associated with the bar can be found on Facebook, including owner Joe Scott, manager Michael Myers, assistant manager Amy Terry, and bartenders Amanda Starr Holland. Kari Harpole and Jennifer Boley Foley.
- The Iron Horse is still making use of Joe’s Thirsty Lizard’s Facebook page, although the title has been updated to reflect the Iron Horse name.
- Joe’s Thirsty Lizard website is still available, but doesn’t appear to have been updated recently.
- You can find recent public reviews on Yelp, Facebook, and Google,
- Dirty Red is no longer working at the bar.
- Alcohol sale are up $10,000
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