It was a pleasure to sit down with Joe Bermingham, who of course I had seen around town and knew of him as a realtor. Joe has been in real estate for 22 years, and has listed and sold a billion in real estate in Broward and the Palm Beaches. He sells both residential and commercial/business.
He was a good customer of Scandals since the beginning and when he heard that bar was closing he spoke to iconic Scandals bartender Pooch, and told him he would get someone to re-open this bar. Joe had some clients from Boca look at the bar, and almost had deal structured, when he met Bob and Khan, who were more motivated and the rest is history! Bob and Khan were so happy with purchasing Scandals, that four months later (Oct 12) they purchased the property.
Joe now handles the marketing and advertising for Scandals.
I asked Joe:
What’s the best advice you have for someone selling their property?
Pricing it right and REMOVE your personal belongings so buyers can see it as their own.
How is Scandals doing?
It’s right back on track and we almost have all the customers back. We are even getting emails from the snowbirds who are telling us how excited they are to come back to Scandals when they come in for the winter.
The Scandals customers seem like a family, do you agree?
YES…we just had a group of 120 of our Scandals customers/family take a 7 day cruise on Royal Caribbean (Empress of the seas) to Cuba. The bus picked everyone up at Scandals and took them to the ship.
What is the Scandals line-up these days?
Poker is now 7 days a week and Saturdays twice a day.
Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays we have live music/entertainment on the patio by various artists. This is new concept for Scandals and we are looking into a larger band or recording artist for special events.
Also on Tuesdays is the Scandals Pool League, and at 7:30pm is Lee Fox’s Beginners Line dancing.
On Thursdays at 7:30, we feature 2 step, shadow and a little Latin lessons with Lee Fox.
On Fridays we feature line dancing with Duwayne at 7pm, followed by Bill and Duwayne DJing from 10pm to 3 am. Friday on back patio is Karaoke with LeAnn and Dan 8pm.
On Saturdays from 6-9pm catch Tony and Gloria live inside and then at 10pm Bill and Duwayne (Pose DJs) are back DJing until 3am, the Pose DJs on main dance floor from 10pm to 3am.
Sunday is our famous Sunday T Dance from 4pm to 11pm with various DJ’s rotating, and inside we have the Dirty Game Show 8:30pm.
Any other news about Scandals?
Yes, lots! The Scandalous Dance team just won at the International Association of Gay/Lesbian Country Western Dance Clubs 25th Anniversary convention in Louisville Kentucky.
In addition, the Leather Masked Ball is taking place at Scandals this weekend, Saturday November24th.
On December 11th at 8pm we are featuring a Turnabout Charity Event.
Also, we are bringing back the Mr. Scandals contest, December 15 at 9pm with winner receiving $400 cash, 1st runner up $100 cash, and 2nd runner up a $50 bar tab.
For more information on Joe, you can wither call him at 561-703-0064, email him at Joe@joebermingham.com or go to his website: JoeBermingham.com. For more information on Scandals, call them at 954-567-2432 or visit their Facebook page.