TUCSON- A Tucson bar on the eastside received a makeover with the help from the hit show ‘Bar Rescue.’
The crew from the show filmed the episode in May of 2018, and the episode aired Sunday night on Paramount Network.
In the episode the show’s host Jon Taffer attempts to save RJ’s Replays, which is failing due to poor management and he tries to mend the owner’s relationship with his family.
After help from Taffer and his team, the bar is transformed and reopens as The Frozen Cactus.
The bar’s owner told KVOA before the help, sales slipped due to big name restaurants coming in.
“A lot of chains moved into Tucson… not going to mention any names… but they take millions of dollars out of the city and that cuts into people that come to the local places,” said Richard McClelland. “I want to prove to him [Taffer] that I can do a great job and be successful.”
The episode is streaming on Paramount Network.