Rising to new heights: San Mateo bar owner Greg Hawkins featured on TV show ‘Bar Rescue’

Having ridden the economic roller coaster for years, being faced with a pile of debt and enduring strained familial relationships, San Mateo bar owner Greg Hawkins said he was about to call it quits and close up shop.

That was until he received a call from a casting director for Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue.”

After a whirlwind realty TV makeover and a lot of tough love from the show’s star host Jon Taffer in January, Hawkins has completely revamped his San Mateo establishment formerly known as Mandala Lounge into the swanky 38th Floor Bar.

On April 12, spectators can tune in and watch this 45-year-old local proprietor turn his life and bar around for the popular show’s season finale.

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