Owner of Monkey Shack, PJ's and Buffa...

Owner of Monkey Shack, PJ's and Buffalo/7 West

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Saint Jacob, IL

#1 Jun 8, 2009
I was just wondering if anyone has heard any more about Nanette (the "fiance" of the owner) and the bullshit way she runs her bars? I know the police have hit up Monkey Shack in connection with liquor sales and purchases not being done through a vendor. The psycho bitch told the cops one of the girls there brought it in and was selling it without her knowledge and then only paid her half of what her paycheck should have been when the girl quit. This bitch is friggin nuts and I just hope that the IRS finally cracks down on her for distributing fake W-2s.

Highland, IL

#2 Jun 8, 2009
PJ's is a joke. I've known numerous people that have worked there, and they don't get paid. Majority of them quit a couple weeks after working there and demanded their pay.

Saint Jacob, IL

#3 Jun 9, 2009
Yep, Ive heard similar stories! I used to work there when it really was PJs. Back in the day when it was a really fun bar and all the regulars packed the place. Now, there isnt even any golf stuff anywhere and they painted the front a shit-brown color. Whats the point in having a golf-themed bar if you dont have any golf stuff in there? I would love to see PJs back as the great bar it used to be, but as long as that crazy broad is in charge, that wont happen

United States

#4 Jun 9, 2009
I heard that at one time Jennifer that worked there would lock up the place & strip for the regulars & you all know who I mean. She was a single mother with two boys!! I wonder if stuff still goes on?

Saint Jacob, IL

#5 Jun 9, 2009
As far as I know, that is true. She's dirty anyway

Edwardsville, IL

#6 Jun 9, 2009
o whatever, i was a regular in there and that never happened! PJs is losing alot of business do to the fact that Nanette and Kurt Korte dont pay there employees nor do they ever have anything on hand. That and Nanette is just a B!^(#. And poor Kurt has to put up with all of her cheating, She cheats on that poor guy with severel different guys, then she laughs in his face about it! But he stil keeps the (U^! around so that is his own fault.
Most of the business in PJs now is white trash from Granite City, Get rid of the Planet Granite trash out of HILAND. Please stay in ur Planet

Belleville, IL

#7 Jun 10, 2009
Everytime I go into PJ's, they have hardly anything to choose from. They are out of majority of the major beers/ liquors quite often.
love it

Alhambra, IL

#8 Jun 11, 2009
love it

Alhambra, IL

#9 Jun 11, 2009
ive really never have had a problem with them at all..i always got paid when i worked there! I think they are good people to be honest!

United States

#10 Jun 11, 2009
always got paid from them and worked there for a while. if you do your job i guess you wont have a problem. Cant speak for it now but thats the way it was!
Fly on the Wall

Saint Louis, MO

#11 Jun 12, 2009
Just so you guys know (love it = Nanette).
Fly on the Wall

Saint Louis, MO

#12 Jun 12, 2009
Hey Highland, checkout Trenton Topix's 7 West column. It will blow your mind. Sorry to hear about PJ's 19th Hole. I didn't go there that much, mainly because the cops didn't like me and they knew my truck. But I thought it was a cool place and I always liked the people who worked there.

Sanibel, FL

#13 Jun 12, 2009
I've heard of the ways the owner pays his employees. And to be honest I think he's pretty smart. No worker likes a good buissnessman.

Good job Curt

Edwardsville, IL

#14 Jun 12, 2009
Problems with Nanette:
1. Paychecks bounce...if you're lucky enough to get paid. She claims she pays $12 per hour averaged over the week. What this really means is...if you work 20 hours, she owes you $240. However, if you make $200 in tips, she only owes you $40. But if you are a shitty bartender and only make $20 in tips, she is supposed to pay you $220...that system produces lazy, unfriendly bartenders. But I guess if you are working for tips because you aren't getting your pay, it doesn't matter...
2. If you did get paid, don't expect a W-2 since she doesn't pay employee withholdings to the government...the withholdings go straight to her personal spending...doubt the IRS would like that...
3. Employees aren't the only ones not getting paid...food and liquor distributors demand cash on delivery.
4. Other bills haven't been paid...water, Ameren, and satellite (except she steals cable and internet from the neighbors at 7 West) have been shut off, the bar mats and towels were repossessed, and debt collectors call the bars continually (since her home phone was shut off and her voicemail is always full).
5. She never answers her phone when the bartenders need her...like when all the services are being shut off, or debt collectors are calling, or former unpaid employees are demanding money...
6. All 3 bars have been "broken into" and had the start up money for the next day "stolen" but nobody has ever gotten caught...doubt the insurance company likes that...
7. The bars are always out of bar basics and what the do have was poured into bar bottles from illegally purchased bottles...doubt the liquor commissioner would approve...
And that's just the beginning...
I'm sure she's loving this because she believes that if people are talking about you it is good for business even if what they are saying is bad...or that's what she tells Kurt and his parents to reassure them when they get upset about the negativity.

East Alton, IL

#15 Jun 13, 2009
Stopped at pj's last sat. night. First time in a long time and was shocked! The bar was empty except for some people i wouldn't want to be around, and the bar maid looked high. After reading witness's thread, now i know why...what a shame!
Dazed and Confused

Edwardsville, IL

#16 Jun 13, 2009
I live around the corner from PJ's and the only advice I have for anyone going into that bar is: watch your pockets!!! I have found a wallet and purse this summer alone while mowing grass. Both people were at PJ's the night before.

When I find something I call the person if there's an ID and the Police if there isn't.

Edwardsville, IL

#17 Jun 14, 2009
Nannette and Kurt are both pieces of sh!t.. She is just a horrible person who with any luck will end up in jail for all of her illegal behavior.. and Kurt for staying with her after walking in on her with other men and fathering multiple children that aren't even his after 11 years of being together.. I used to work for them until I didn't get paid just to find out from her previous job at family video she embezzled a couple thousand dollars.. I found out when I stopped getting paid family video mysteriously recieved all of their money.. When other people start getting paid her employees quit getting paid she needs to be locked up for a long time

Alhambra, IL

#18 Jun 14, 2009
i do work for them an i always get paid! Im not understanding all of the mean things you keep talking about. I really just dont get it. I've never had any problems with them.

Belleville, IL

#19 Jun 14, 2009
"Christine" or (Nanette) You obviously have NOT worked there long enough to realize the shit Nanette pulls... Give her a few months, she acts like your friend in the beginning, taking you to lunch, shopping, out for drinks on cinco de mayo, cardinal games etc... She is SHADY AS FUCK.. The IRS is on her like cRazy, I give all 3 bars a month or two... Its a shame b/c 7 west could be an awesome bar like it was in the beginning, but someone who knows what they are doing needs to take it over and someone who isn't shady.

Alhambra, IL

#20 Jun 14, 2009
no i really do work there at the shak. Ive been there since they open im the kitchen manager. Ive never had a problem at all

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