Raleigh, N.C. — The popular Spike TV show "Bar Rescue" is helping another local nightlife spot re-launch.
Out and About has learned that the show has been filming this week at the Glenwood South upscale nightclub and lounge Cashmere.
On "Bar Rescue" nightlife expert Jon Taffer and his team redo struggling bars. They teach the bar and kitchen staff proper techniques and completely redo the menu and physical appearance of the location. He has even brought in experienced DJs to help train the house ones.
Before beginning the transformation, Taffer normally checks Yelp reviews for the bar and sends in someone to do reconnaissance. Yelp reviews for Cashmere have criticized the staff, especially the DJ who they say changes the songs just as people are getting into the music.
Trucks were unloading TV gear and equipment outside of Cashmere on Monday and a tent was set up outside for crew members. The staff went through a "stress test" on Wednesday night, where Taffer helps them identify their weaknesses.
We have heard rumblings of a re-launch on Saturday night, but nothing official yet.
Garner's Characters Quarters got the Bar Rescue makeover last week and re-launched last Friday night. And we have heard rumors they are headed to Durham to redo a bar there next week. No word on which bar it is yet!