Here's my little Bar Rescue story. From 2006 to 2013 I worked at a strip club called The Bustop in north Boulder, Colorado. I was a DJ/ Doorman/ Bartender but mainly DJ. (If you were male, you were expected to handle most anything.) Around 2012 or early 2013 the owners were approached by the producers of the TV show. We were all pretty excited because the place was struggling and we figured the exposure plus any free renovations would be a great thing for the club. So one night the producers assistant or whatever picked a number of of the staff, including myself, to do two group sit down interviews that they filmed. They asked us what our problems were, and none of them were cleanliness or anything like that. We just needed a renovation and better promotion. The club had been around since the early Seventies and had been a hot spot for decades including when I first started. The only specific question I recall was the lady asking us if we would argue with Taffer, and my co-worker Zach said he definitely would.
We were not chosen. Fast forward to last year when the Stop was closed for good and the entire property was sold to developers to make an "Artists space with affordable housing". Affordable to who, I have no idea, as Boulder is ridiculously expensive to live in. I drove by the property the other day and everything has been torn down and construction is under way.
By the way, the place was definitely used for money laundering. Here's an article