Well, shiver me timbers. The Piratz Tavern/Corporate Bar and Grill saga, likely having already clinched "most entertaining story of the year" status, may now be beginning yet another chapter. The erstwhile Tavern is presently closed in order to undergo unspecified renovation. Scuttlebutt is that a mutiny against the Spike TV-imposed re-imaging is underway and the restaurant may scuttle the "corporate" theme and revert to being ye olde pirate bar.
If this is indeed the case, this development will no doubt please Piratz regulars* to no end, though from what I can tell on the "Soul of Piratz Tavern" Facebook page, they won't be fully appeased until Bar Rescue host Jon Taffer is keelhauled. How much will remain from the Bar Rescue overhaul remains to be seen, but I have to expect the resulting look from this new renovation (de-renovation?) would be some sort of hybrid of the two designs. They can't jettison it all, right?
Personally it's a wash to this landlubber, since I had equal desire to go to either Piratz Tavern or Corporate Bar and Grill: zero.
*Another thing I gleaned from their Facebook page is that a good number of these Piratz supporters are from out of town. I'm not sure how "regular" they actually were.