Minnesota bar's revamp to be featured on 'Bar Rescue' Sunday night


A Minnesota establishment will be featured on the 100th episode of "Bar Rescue," which airs Sunday night.

The episode, titled "Hard Heads and Softballs", will focus on Oak Grove's Boulder Lodge Bar & Grill – a place formally known as Mac & Chester's SRO (Standing Room Only).


According to the episode preview, Scott Mack and Todd Chester bought the bar in 2012, and business boomed, but the two owners were at odds over the "seedy biker element" that was taking away from profits.

Their feud "literally split the bar in half," TV Guides notes, which resulted in Mack taking charge of the bar's four softball fields and outdoor bar, while Chester and his wife ran the bar and restaurant inside, ABC Newspapers reports.

They were losing $6,000 a month, the episode preview notes, and that's when they turned to the "Bar Rescue" team for help.

The show's host Jon Taffer told them they'd need to make drastic changes, or new customers wouldn't come in and the business would eventually close, ABC Newspapers notes. Those changes included renaming the bar the Boulder Lodge Bar & Grill to help with its biker bar reputation, Chew Boom says, as well as making changes on the food and drink menu.

The episode was filmed in October 2015, the bar's website says, and now sales are up about 35 percent compared to this time last year, ABC Newspaper reports.

The bar has posted before and after photos on its website, and is hosting to viewing party Sunday night for the episode, which airs on Spike TV at 8 p.m.

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