Bar Rescue Hurricane Sandy Special Edition

The Bungalow Bar in Rockaway, NY, was a thriving summertime hangout before being washed away by the likes of Hurricane Sandy. It left the locals without a hangout and the owners with some serious debt. Can Taffer help rebuild it in time for Memorial Day? Tune in to a very special episode of Bar Rescue this Sunday at 10/9c on Spike.

BUNGALOW BAR WASTHE MOST POPULAR BAR

ALONG THE ROCKAWAY SHORE.

BUT NOW, IT LOSESUP TO $30,000

EVERY DAYIT REMAINS CLOSED.

THE TUBRIDYS ARE FIGHTINGA LOSING BATTLE

AGAINST A TICKING CLOCKTO REOPEN

FOR THE SUMMER SEASON KICKOFF.

- SO WE'RE ON MAIN STREETAND ROCKAWAY RIGHT NOW,

AND IT'S SAD.

I DON'T KNOWWHAT OTHER WORD TO SAY.

IT'S JUST SAD.

- IF YOU LOOKAT CERTAIN AREAS,

YOU CAN STILL SEEWATERLINES.

IT JUST REMINDS YOU THATTHERE'S STILL

A LOT TO BE DONE STILL.

- TO HELP WITH CONSTRUCTION,

JON HAS CALLED IN CONTRACTORSAL FERRO,

A NEW YORK NATIVE.

SAL HAS SUCCESSFULLYRENOVATED

OVER 50,000 HOMESAND BUSINESSES.

SAL THRIVES UNDER PRESSUREAND ON TIGHT DEADLINES,

WHICH MAKES HIM THE PERFECTEXPERT FOR THIS BAR.

- YOU KNOW, GROWING UPIN LONG ISLAND,

I'M SURE YOU'LL AGREE,SEEING THIS KIND

OF DEVASTATIONIS REALLY PERSONAL.

- I GREW UP ON THE SOUTH SHOREOF LONG ISLAND.

YOU KNOW, FIRSTHAND, I SAWMY OLD NEIGHBORHOOD UNDERWATER,

ALMOST A MILE INFROM THE SHORE.

- BUT YET, YOU KNOWWHAT'S UNBELIEVABLE?

THE DEVASTATIONAND THE PAIN,

BUT LOOK AT ALLTHE AMERICAN FLAGS EVERYWHERE.

PEOPLE'S PATRIOTISM,BELIEF IN THEMSELVES,

DOESN'T GET SQUISHEDBY ANY OF THIS.

- THAT'S WHATMADE THIS COUNTRY.

- AND THAT'S WHAT'S GONNAREBUILD THIS COMMUNITY TOO.

AND HERE WE ARE--THE BUNGALOW BAR.

AND LOOK AT THAT MESS, SAL.

IT'S NOT A BUSINESS AT ALL.

SIGN THAT SAYS,"DANGER KEEP OUT."

NOBODY CAN EVENGO IN THERE.

SO THERE'S FIVE PARTNERSTHAT OWN THIS BAR.

- DUDE, WHY DON'T YOUGET THIS THING OUT OF THE WAY?

- THE BAR'S BEEN CLOSED NOWFOR SIX MONTHS.

250,000 INTO THE REMODEL,AND LOOK AT THIS,

THEY'RE NOT EVEN CLOSETO OPENING.

THEY HAVE NO MORE MONEYTO FINISH THE REMODEL.

AND THAT MEMORIAL DAYWEEKEND,

I'M TOLD THEY DO100,000 IN SALES.

IF THEY'RE NOT OPENFOR SUMMER--

- THEY'RE DONE.- YOU KNOW, THEY'RE GOOD GUYS.

BUT THESE GUYSFIGHT LIKE HELL.

I GOTTA SHOW YOU THIS VIDEO.

- THIS THING'S GONNAKILL SOMEBODY.

[overlapping arguing]

OH, I GOTTA CARRY17 [bleep] CASES HERE,

AND THEN I GOTTA GOUNDER THE [bleep] THING.

- HOLD ON--YOU CAN CARRY17 CASES OF BEER?

- IT'S STUPID.- IT'S NOT STUPID.

SO EVERY BAR HAS JUSTA [bleep] REGULAR TOP'S STUPID?

[overlapping arguing]

- FIRST OF ALL,OTHER BARS HAVE

EITHER A HOOK HERETO HOLD IT,

AND THEY'RE NOT [bleep]400 [bleep] POUNDS.

[overlapping arguing]

IT'S A PIANO HINGE.

- THAT'S OVER THE HINGEOF A BAR.

CAN YOU IMAGINEWHEN WE APPROACH THEM

WITH BIG THINGS,WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN?

- THE ONLY WAYWE CAN GET THIS DONE

IS IF WE CANGET DECISIONS MADE.

- LET'S GO TO WORK.- YOU GOT IT, BUDDY.

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