12.09.2009

Backstretch bar for lease

The Backstretch Tap Room and Terrace at 38 Caroline St. appears to be closed indefinitely after a short run this spring and summer.

A "For Lease" sign has been hanging on the door for the last couple of weeks and the phone number in the bar has been disconnected.

Co-owner Robert V. Lizardo, 40, has faced one legal battle after another since opening in May, including a temporary closure while waiting for an overdue liquor license and a felony grand larceny charge made because he allegedly bounced a $40,000 check used to open the business.

Lizardo has not returned calls seeking comment.

Court documents in Saratoga Springs City Court show that Lizardo missed a scheduled meeting Nov. 24. A warrant was then issued for his arrest but was recalled a few days later. He is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 22.

Read The Saratogian's previous coverage on the Backstretch and Lizardo here, here and here.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The obituary of his Mother's death was recently in The Saratogian.

Thursday, December 10, 2009 9:26:00 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lizardo was drinking and running his mouth at sperry's this past weekend. i guess the mourning period is over.

Thursday, December 17, 2009 8:17:00 AM 

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