Don’t Get Swindled By Jon Harris

Don’t Get Swindled By Jon Harris

Dirty Business in Phoenix

Dirty Business in Phoenix

THE DIRTY ARMY: Nik, way back when The Dirty was DirtyScottsdale.com I submitted Jon Harris for the first time. This guy is a true piece of $h*t and has reached epic levels of douche-itude as the years have passed. As if his previous exploits as a liar, cheat, thief, woman-beater, and complete scumbag wasn’t enough, Jon has spent the last 5+ years talking about his “new music venue” that was in the works. In the past year or so, Jon signed a 20 year lease (that’s right, he doesn’t actually own the property, although he’ll tell you otherwise…as part of his lease agreement, he got the first year free which is how he got this financial sinkhole started in the first place) and tried to open up his new nightclub. The problem here is that Jon has zero business sense (or common sense, for that matter) and doesn’t like to actually pay contractors, vendors, & employees, plus he borrows absurd amounts of money from people that he has no intention of paying back (he’s currently filed bankruptcy, and has numerous lawsuits piling up against him, which is hilarious). His name has been in the press quite a bit lately for all of these exploits, and that only tells a fraction of the story. How this guy has managed to keep a liquor license, continue to swindle people, and stay out of jail is beyond me.

The City of Scottsdale front office has no morals when it comes to making money. They will give any scumbag a chance if you pay them. This guy needs to be stripped of his liquor license asap… what a waste of life.- nik

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  1. AnonymousDecember 3, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Yep, I worked for Jon at speakeasy. Alcoholic, Sexual Harassment, Bounced checks. He actually said to me “are you suprised I never touched your tits?” while he was drunk. This post sums it up. To the T.

  2. DisgustedAugust 16, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Went into Speakeasy once to never return! This place will be doomsville and it’s the laughing stock of Chandler! Want to go to a country venue try the new location taking over Ernie’s! Ernie’s is going to be the death to Speakeasy! So he failed again!

  3. Jon Harris, upto his old tricks..February 24, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Jon Harris has managed to once again, after all his bankruptcies, and multiple scams, to open a restaurant called Speakeasy saloon on Chandler, off I-10, how he gets suckers to give him money, it’s amazing… I’m guessing this place will file bankruptcy, doesn’t the landlord(s) do background checks ?!?

  4. A REAL FriendMay 5, 2011 at 1:07 AM

    Wow…I was just Googling a few old friends’ names when I found this surprising, and bizarre, page. I first met Jon about 25 yrs ago, and helped him out in several incarnations of his recording studio, (pre-Phase4/Phase54.) Sounds like most of you have hurt feelings, whether from jealousy or whatever. Then some of you just sound like poor sports; business never has guarantees…don’t get all pissy with me, I don’t mean that people who do contracted work, or hourly labor, shouldn’t get paid. I mean, sometimes people go into business without understanding the calculated risks, etc. Anyway, this site blows my mind, and it would even if I didn’t know the guy. But since I do, it saddens me and angers me all at the same time. Seriously, I can’t believe one of you actually wrote that if he “runs away to Mexico…” you would actually “post the location here…so all he owes money to can go find him and do what they need to.” ARE YOU FOR REAL? Sounds like “Anonymous” is either a jilted lover, or a closet homosexual with a crush on our Jon… as do most of you, as a matter of fact. What’s with all the “oral” innuendos on this page anyway? As for his business dealings, the very thing all of you have been pretending to write about, or at least telling yourselves that you have, I wouldn’t know. Honestly, I haven’t done business with him or worked with him for quite some time. What I do know is he was, and probably still is, funny, highly intelligent, sarcastic as all hell, goofy, loyal, honest, and a great friend and musician. At least he was to me, and to everyone in his world whenever I was around. Quite frankly, I think you all ought to reflect on what you’ve written, and what it says about you. Lastly, as someone who just stumbled upon this vile site, I wonder why not a single one of you had the balls to use your real name, particularly since you’ve dragged his through the mud. Chicken? Lying? Still in love with the guy? Secretly in love with the guy? A competitor, perhaps? All interesting questions, if I do say so mysel

    • not surprisedMay 19, 2011 at 12:20 PM

      a real friend, if you’re such a pal, then there is no need to use a ‘pseudonym’ now is there? i can’t speak for other comments made here, but i certainly can for myself. jon being honest? well…that proves you don’t or didn’t know him, period. highly intelligent? i wouldn’t say he’s stupid…but highly intelligent…not even close. loyal? he’s loyal only to those whom he can use for his own purposes and/or if they give him money and only if it keeps coming. otherwise, if he does not see any purpose in someone that he can’t use to his advantage, he has no ‘use’ for them. sarcastic as hell? it’s said that sarcasm is for those who can’t continue an intelligent conversation…he doesn’t have the intellect for sarcasm. um goofy? jon is so self-conscious, self-absorbed and narcissistic…goofy is the LAST thing that comes to mind in describing him.

      personally, i find all of this to be very unfortunate. but what goes around does come around and i believe it to be that simple. jon has burned nearly every bridge he has crossed…burned nearly everyone he’s done ‘business’ with and on and on and on.

      you reap what you sow.

  5. not surprisedFebruary 4, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    unfortunately, most of the bad things you hear about harris are true. the insurance theft scam and all the rest. i’ve had the misfortune of knowing him personally for several years and his (prior co-hort with the same first name) who would both do anything for money. lie, cheat and steal were their methods, no matter who they took it from. looks like at least harris got his. what goes around, comes around.

  6. The O.P.January 10, 2011 at 5:02 AM

    Karma is a bitch, motherf*cker. Eat a dick, Jon Harris!

  7. Update - Adios MoFoJanuary 8, 2011 at 8:24 PM

    Harris was finally kicked out of the building by the city. They ruled he is in contempt of court, awarded the plaintiff over $125,000 in legal fees that Harris was ordered to pay, and finally the judge ordered the doors be locked shut by the Police.

    The roach has been exterminated :-)

  8. AnonymousJanuary 4, 2011 at 9:56 PM

    I used to throw this creepy douche out of the Rhythym Room during all ages shows…

  9. He is a fire bugJanuary 2, 2011 at 9:09 AM

    It wasn’t a robbery he staged but a full on Fire. Harris is a scumbag of the top level. He will lie cheat and steal his way into anything. Before he turned his studio into a club he would overchearge bands to use the private bar, I saw the bill from a buddy’s sessions there, and he would just lay pepsi out on the table for all but there would be a weird line item in the recording bill to pay for it. His club is failing miserably in Chandler, his restaurant will suck greatly and people should run from him like he has the herps…Which he probably does!

  10. AnonymousDecember 31, 2010 at 9:10 AM

    His recording studio was a joke, sound was terrible and just about everythig in it was leased or borrowed.

  11. NunyaDecember 30, 2010 at 9:57 PM

    I have to throw the BS flag on this play. There is not a commercial landlord in the world that will ever sign a tenant to a 20 year lease. Malls don’t even do that for major chain stores! I’m calling Bullsh*t on this play.

    • justsoyouknowJanuary 3, 2011 at 1:39 AM

      It was a 20 year lease. Do your homework before you post bullsh*t dumbsh*t

      • NunyaJanuary 4, 2011 at 6:42 PM

        Post the link! I don’t know this guy, don’t give a rat’s a$$ about him, but if someone’s going to post sh*t about a person, back it up. Otherwise, you’re the weakest link in the DA…and a dumba$$ too!

  12. AnonymousDecember 30, 2010 at 2:05 PM

    Harris is human SCUM.

    The walls are closing in on him.

    It wont be long before he runs away to Mexico to live on his parents boat.

    Will post the location here when the dirtbag tries to do that so all he owes money to can go find him and do what they need to……

    Bye bye.

  13. jon is a loser!!December 29, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    you don’t have to know someone like you supposedly do (two post up) in order to know they are a complete douche bag. face it he didn’t pay any contractors or employees and owes almost a million dollars. and because of him 3 businesses had to file bankruptcy! no one cares enough about him crossing any sloot, they care about the fact he didn’t pay anyone!!! duh!

  14. Card are fallingDecember 29, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Nik this guy is a complete tool. He has burned nearly every bridge you can in the valley and everyone in the nightlife thinks hes a joke.

  15. For the tool who took the time to write this postDecember 29, 2010 at 1:37 AM

    Whats a matter? Did Jon cross paths with your nasty sloot excuse of a girlfriend? We clearly have a jealousy post here. Jealously is a b1tch. Jon is not the root of your problems, your sloot is.

    I know Jon, whoever posted this does not. They don’t know what they are talking about.

    • AnonymousOctober 31, 2013 at 3:54 PM

      Personally I have worked for jon. And I can’t tell you that when I saw this I laughed out loud. It’s was the most accurate post I’ve seen in a long time.

      He still owes me money. Was paying everyone under the table and lying about it. Not paying the social security taxes that his wife took out of our “paychecks” ever month and always making poor decisions while drinking on the job.

      Honey if you believe that he is an honest genuine man you must have some sort of love for him as kore than a business “owner”.

    • tom cApril 4, 2011 at 5:42 PM

      i know him very well, for many years….he is a pos. i can prove this

    • AnonymousJanuary 2, 2011 at 8:20 PM

      The only nasty slut here is a troll named Judy who Jon is now planning to marry….. The only reason Jon is marring Judy (the “lady with a mustache”) is because he thinks “marriage” will give him some financial protection from all his bankruptcies but as many people have already posted here Jon is delusional and the fact is he has dug himself so deep in a hole that there is nothing that can protect him…. and Judy (the lady with the mustache) is marrying the Harris loser because she thinks it’s the only way to get the money back that she gave him.

      Jon Harris is DONE. Stick a fork in him.

      Jon Harris needs to be dead and burried

    • The O.P.December 30, 2010 at 12:37 PM

      Then the Arizona Republic, the New Times, and other media outlets must not know what they’re talking about either, huh? I worked with Jon several years ago and know from first hand experience what a fraudulent piece of trash he is. What is there to be jealous of? The fact that he’s a lying, bankrupt, con-artist trying desperately to cling to his long since departed youth? Don’t think so, chump. I hope you enjoy getting stabbed in the back by this loser that you THINK you know…

      • For the tool who wrote this postDecember 30, 2010 at 5:33 PM

        Look, it’s obvious your agenda is not financial. If your concern was for his creditors and subcontractors to get paid back, LAST thing you would do is post Harris on this website to slander, disparage and attempt to lessen his odds at succeeding and paying back his debt. Woman beater????? Trying to regain his youth???? Huh?! What does that have to do with financial reorganization? What kind of a low life hides behind a keyboard and makes these types of accusations? A hater, most likely with jealousy issues.

        Harris is attempting to make good on his debts and his new restaurant opens tomorrow. A rally for support would be appropriate at this time. Kicking people when they are down and attempting to get back up, COMPLETE douche move.

        Now get back to reading your New Times…find some one else to blame your problems on.

      • The O.P.January 1, 2011 at 11:58 AM

        My only “agenda” is to warn others not to engage in any business dealings with Jon Harris and prevent them from getting ripped off. I get what you were trying to do, but you failed to derail the post with your false assumptions that this had something to do with a slut or jealousy.

        While you keep running your mouth and trying to convince people that Jon is some sort of saint, the FACT of the matter is that everything I’ve posted is the TRUTH. A few years back I made the mistake of doing business with Jon and so I got to see exactly how shady he is first hand, these are not “accusations”, these are things I’ve seen up close and personal.

        Jon has ZERO intention of paying ANYONE back, and if you believe otherwise then you are completely delusional. This “restaurant” front is just his last ditch desperation attempt to pull one more scam. He doesn’t deserve to have people “rally for support”, he dug this hole for himself, and quite frankly I hope he gets buried in it.

        You certainly seem determined to defend his scumbag to the ends of the earth, but why? Where’s your sympathy for the people whose businesses and lives he ruined? And how did you manage to remove his cock from your throat for long enough to type out all these responses?

      • The O.P.December 31, 2010 at 6:20 PM

        Only a scumbag like Jon or an idiot like yourself who calls him a “friend” would defend his sorry ass, if you had any decency your sympathy would be with the people whose businesses and lives he ruined with his LIES. He has ZERO intention of ever paying anyone back, the last thing this loser deserves is a “rally for support”, the only reason he’s “down” is because he dug the hole for himself. It’s not an attempt to “get back up”, it’s his last ditch desperation move to try and pull one last scam.

        I’m amazed you were able to remove his dick from your mouth for long enough to type out that b.s., but now you can go back to doing what you do best.

  16. WillDecember 29, 2010 at 12:10 AM

    I used to work for john at phase 54………and never got paid hourly…but I was told that ahead of time. I made $$ bartending there but yeah this guy is a D-bag. It happens. Million more where he came from

  17. jon is a loser!!December 28, 2010 at 10:15 PM

    jon is now trying to open an “upscale” restaurant! ya with bbq’s in the back patio and lawn chairs sounds very upscale!!! this guy is a con artist!

  18. AnonymousDecember 28, 2010 at 4:48 PM

    Me and Mikey Hanner used to slay Jon’s chicks in his hot tub at the recording studio. I’d drop loads like Nick Manning.

  19. not scottsdale geniusDecember 28, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    he is in chandler……not scottsdale. do your homework.

  20. AnonymousDecember 28, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    Not to mentino many years back he staged a robery at his own failing recording studio to commit insurance fraud.