Last year we received a letter from the taxing board of Florida ( don’t remember the exact department) claiming the Ft Lauderdale bar did not post a sign saying ” prices include tax. They charged the bar $100,000. The Lauderdale bar was just breaking even at that point. We had to hire a lawyer and prove that we did have a sign that stated prices include tax. Well even though we proved that the sign had been up for years, they claimed the sign was too small. That tax bill was the end of the Lauderdale bar. We just couldn’t keep up. About a month ago, Jeff the company lawyer told me that there were people willing to pay off the taxes and a little extra. I told him if they were serious then I would sell the bar. For weeks they have been goofing around . I blew it off thinking that it was just a phony offer. So I told the GM, it’s business as usual. Yesterday I received a text from one of the bartenders thanking me for the time she was employed at the Lauderdale bar. I immediately called Jeff ” what the fuck is going on?” after a couple hours proof to us came back that the buyers had in fact gone and paid our taxes. We had to hand over the keys at that moment. I am sick over it! I knew for years that we needed to move the bar but the attempts Lee and Daniel made to find a new location were not successful. I am sorry. Hopefully in the next year we can open up somewhere better. So sorry
PAST LIL SPILLS
Lil Spills for March 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The bars did well yesterday. New Orleans came in with the highest numbers but I was shocked that San Antonio wasn’t far off their numbers! Hot damn I love that.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
I know the news claims that Mardi GRAS is one of the best ever well we haven’t felt that. All the rain on Friday and Saturday really hurt us. Today is the last day but we are down from last year. Everyone worked their butts off so that’s great. Sorry girls and guys that I didn’t get to see you . Next year I definitely will make sure their will be no travel during that time
Monday, March 7, 2011
You know when you get drunk and the next day you wake up thinking ” who do I have to apologize to ? And I hope I only slightly embarrassed myself”. Well let’s just say I am having that type of morning.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Weather was horrible in New Orleans so I switched my flight to the 6 am for NY. Of course I get here and my hotel room isn’t ready. I haven’t showered had to put clothes on in a coffee shop bathroom for the NY anniversary ! Lol
On phone with Chantel hearing all the funny stories from Mardi GRAS
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Jackson and I just got back from a couple of Mardi GRAS parades. He is in that awkward age bracket. He’s too big to be carried but too short to snag the beads when adults are around. It’s cutthroat out there . He and his friends didn’t score the way they normally do.
A ton of foreigners at the parades. Interesting! I hope the bar does well!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Today is the best I have felt in months! NY anniversary on Sunday at 2 pm. I love the Sunday day anniversary parties! I have to book my flight. Bars are doing so well! Ft Lauderdale with a great Tuesday! Add some wine and good sex and today would be perfect. All staff meeting in New Orleans for Mardi GRAS!