Published: Jul 01, 2014 10:55 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 01, 2014 11:16 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, FL.--40 to 50 Fade Away Sports Bar employees are suddenly left without jobs.

"It is very disrespectful and very irresponsible," said an employee.

"I didn't know what to do or why the owner just all the sudden decided to close the doors," said Nick Fothergill.

Employees tell WINK News they had no warning and learned of the closing by this sign on the front door saying Fade Away closed because the property was sold.


WINK News did some digging and wasn't able to find any recent sale of the building on College Parkway.


The attorney for the bar's owner, says Fade Away has not been sold.

"It closed down unexpectedly for business reasons," said David Brake.

Fade Away's owner is Steve Fata WINK News has reported on him in the past.


Records show he owns many businesses across the country and several based out of Michigan.


Dozens of states have issued warnings for one of his companies--Corporate Records Service.


They claimed CRS used misleading mailings to trick thousands of small business owners into paying unecessary fees
CRS also has an "F" rating with the better business bureau with 80% reported complaints.


But Fata's attorney says the mailings were legitimate and their competition reported the mailings were misleading.

"The only comment I can make to that is that you cant read everything on the internet,” said Brake.

Throughout the day WINK News has tried to track down Fata by stopping by his possible address, but no one came to the door.


WINK News also called a phone number connected to him, but no one answered.
Tuesday workers of Fade Away were given their last paychecks, but why the bar closed, is still a mystery to employees.