Win, Place, or Show Me America Live.
We did a bar in Fairfield, OH for Bar Rescue. The building was very large and the original decor was only tied together by semigloss red walls. The tables and chairs were blond wood and drew your attention away from the bar itself. The back bar was really just a storage space of spare glassware and electrical cords. The stage reminded me of the back of a neglected 1970′s RV. The air conditioning ducts were partially obstructing the view of the stage and the kitchen needed some cleaning. I really wanted to help the owner, Barry. He came from restaurant management and knew what needed to be done but it seemed his partner and he did not have the same management priorities. After scouting the location and brainstorming with Jon Taffer – we came up with a design game plan. Here a few before and afters of the transformation. It was important for me to brand the back bar on Barry’s behalf. Lincoln Electric sent me some equipment to use and a great welder, Ben Koons. Barry’s military service was my inspiration for the steel eagle mounted to the backbar. Anthony Leone built the backbar and my team Libby, Jordan, and Steve worked through the night to complete the makeover. With help from Select Blinds, Worldwide Graphics and some awesome local production assistants Win, Place or Show became America Live in 36 hours.