The original Q Bar opened in the summer of 1986
Proprietors Chuck & Lynne Rohlfing welcomed their first guests with S500 of borrowed cash and 50 pounds of fresh red snapper on Ice. Thanks to the customers who battled the heat the day with only one swamp cooler, the stock of fish quickly diminished.
Having sold out by 6:30p.m a future regular gave some unsolicited advice.”Call me when you can afford to buy more fish.” Chuck did just that, doubling his order that very next day.
Money was tight, but Chuck and Lynne persevered, from the day that they met In Minnesota in 1959, to seven years later when they married and set off for Alaska. In Ketchikan, Lynne pursued a career
in education and Chuck put his entrepreneurial skill to work, opening two cocktail lounges and two liquor stores. His adventurous spirit led him to commercial fishing and flying a float plane in his spare time.
A short vacation to Phoenix in 1975 would change their lives forever. They returned to Alaska just long enough to sell their business and pack up their family to relocate to the Valley of the Sun.
A decade of trial and error passed before the original Q Bar launched. It would take another ten years to open what Is known as the “Other” Q Bar. Today, bashfulness’s are owned and operated by Chuck
and his eldest daughter, Julie.
They continue to source only the freshest seafood, flown to the Valley each week. Chuck’s ”No Sniveling” motto is the
result of a well-lived and hard-earned Life. It is one he shares with our valued Q Bar Family and Friends.
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