Bar Rescue At The Island Bar & Grill In Blue Island, Illinois

Bar Rescue At The Island Bar & Grill In Blue Island, Illinois
Bar Rescue At The Island Bar & Grill In Blue Island, Illinois

On tonight’s episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer’s team touch down in the Chicago suburb of Blue Island, Illinois to try and save Island Bar & Grill. While the rescue took place almost two years ago in September 2016, the Island Bar & Grill is no longer in business.

Opened by Adam Shorter (Facebook Page) in 2012, and staffed almost entirely by family members, Shorter established the Island Bar & Grill so his mother Linda Brown (Facebook Page) could run it to help pay for her daughter’s care after suffering a traumatic brain injury. Shorter says he was initially met with some resistance by residents in the predominately white and Hispanic Chicago suburb.

City Shuts Down Island Bar & Grill After Shooting

In March 2018, after a shooting outside his restaurant involving a bouncer, Blue Island city officials shut him down. Shorter told CBS Chicago that he believed racism played a role in the city’s decision to revoke his business license, but according to documents obtained by local media, city officials described the Island Bar as a “nuisance and unsafe business.” Later in June, city officials voted 10-3 to uphold Mayor Domingo Vargas’s revocation of the business license for Island Sports Bar & Grill.

Island Bar And Grill Liquor License Suspended
Island Bar & Grill Liquor License Suspended

A Closer Look

Taffer Misses His First Ever Recon

The Island Bar & Grill via Google Stretview

Episode Promo Video

 

Images – Screengrab/YouTube

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