Backstretch bar for lease
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.