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Bar and tanning salon opening on Arsenal Street

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WATERTOWN — If you ever wanted to have a beer when you went tanning, there’ll soon be a place for you.

Shannon M. Exford, owner of The Bad Apple Garage and the Bad Apple Saloon, is opening a tanning salon that will serve beer, hard cider and wine.

The venture will be located at 300 Arsenal St. in a building at Arsenal and Massey streets that also houses a Chinese takeout and a sushi place.

The tanning salon will feature a variety of tanning equipment, including six tanning beds, a stand-up tanning bed and an automated tanning spray machine. Massage Therapy and other related services also will be offered.

Ms. Exford, who also owns One Solution CPA., has operated a tanning salon before.

Although he doesn’t know much about tanning businesses, Donald W. Rutherford, CEO of the Watertown Local Development Corp., also known as the Watertown Trust, described Ms. Exford as an experienced businesswoman and restaurateur.

“She’s done well with restaurants so I think she will be successful,” he said.

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New bar and grill at a former oil-change business serves up humor, sarcasm

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WATERTOWN — Don’t fret if a server at a new Washington Street bar and grill puts a hat on you and makes fun that you’re not a perfect customer.

Shannon M. Exford, owner of The Bad Apple Garage, just wants to make her new restaurant a fun place to go.

“Sarcasm and humor” are served up with the menu at the new bar and grill, located in a former oil change business at 1120 Washington St., she said.

Humorous signs are displayed around the bar that once was the location of garage bays for the former Fast Lube of Watertown.

The Bad Apple Garage opened on Tuesday.

The bar takes on a repair garage motif. The interior features red and white colors for a reason; they were prominently displayed on the old Fast Lube business, she said.

Miss Exford — who owns two other restaurants and bars, The Bad Apple Saloon on Arsenal Street and The Wicked Bad Apple in Glenfield — had no intentions of opening a third restaurant.

She planned on starting a catering business as a spin-off for her restaurants. But before she knew it, The Bad Apple Garage was what she ended up with.

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‘Country’s Leading’ Bar Company Buys Popular Newburgh Business

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A company that claims to be the “country’s leading company in gentlemen’s clubs and sports bars/restaurants” purchased a popular Hudson Valley business.

On Wednesday, RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire The Mansion Gentlemen’s Club and Steakhouse of Newburgh and its real estate.

The Mansion which was completely renovated in 2018 has been in business for nine years and is the only gentlemen’s club with a liquor license in Orange County, officials say. RCI Hospitality Holdings says Orange County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the state.

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