Lucky Bezak, the owner of Aces Bar & Grille located in North Ridgeville, Ohio, has been using his establishment to act as a front for a variety of illegal and shady endeavors ever since he first opened the doors. In addition to the North Ridgeville Aces, Lucky also owned another Aces located in Middleburg Heights. He used the Middleburg location as a “farm system” for unsuspecting young ladies. Lucky has also extorted over-exuberant patrons for getting into minor altercations. His kitchen staff is full of underpaid & overworked immigrants (possibly illegal) and last but not least, he operates an illegal sports bookmaking operation out of these establishments. Hiding behind the company name “Aces” to perpetuate his various criminal enterprises
First, we will dive into the farming system & various methods that Mr. Bezak deployed at the Middleburg Heights location. He would hand select young, attractive & sometimes addicted females during the hiring process. He then proceeded to entice them with examples of how much money they could make on a good night for doing “extra” things. Moving forward, he would start by “slowly training” these young, unsuspecting ladies at the substantially less busy Middleburg location. He would then keep these women there where they are stuck hardly making minimum wage (on a good day), where he could then feel each girl out, just to see how far she is willing to go.
One example of a proposition can be found below and was submitted by a former Aces, Middleburg Heights employee. She has asked to remain anonymous for the time being in fear of retaliation from Mr. Bezak and being vilified by the community. In continuum; “Lucky” himself would take these young girls for a “night out on the town”. He’s been seen using limo services to pick them up, showering them with money, making extravagant promises of transferring them up in higher positions within his company where the “real money is” and then would delicately wrap it all up with numerous sexual advances.
The Middleburg Heights worker stated “he gave me a $80 tip on my first night of work there in exchange for a spending a night with him, later on in the night I went back to his house and had sex with him, twice.” Feeling bad about what she did, she quit working for Mr. Bezak the following day.
In 2017, two friends were having a good time, drinking & minding their own business while at the Aces bar in North Ridgeville. The night went on and one thing led to another when a verbal argument ensued with one of the individuals and a member of the kitchen staff. In the midst of the argument, while talking, a member of the Aces kitchen staff stepped in and attacked the man.
Several more members of the staff joined in on the attack when the other mans friend (who has chosen to remain anonymous) stepped in to save the day by knocking out all of the assailants that were attacking his lifelong friend. No police were called to the scene that night.
HAWK Says: Well, if what is said in this article proves to be true, which based on the multitude of reports it’s looking that way, someone’s luck looks like it surely is about to run out… Lucky not so lucky no more. Welcome to the scumbag club Mr. Bezak.
Instead, the following day, Mr. Bezak contacted the two individuals who were fighting within his bar & issued threats to them. Lucky came up with a manipulative story and threatened to call the police, unless the two individuals would show up for a private meeting. The following day the two friends (accompanied by one of their fathers) met with Mr. Bezak upon request at Aces in North Ridgeville. What transpired at the meeting was blatant extortion. Mr. Bezak successfully extorted them out of a substantial amount of money in exchange for not filing charges (upwards of $2,000). One of the men was also permanently banned from the establishment.
His original partner Gino Antonelli finally had enough of Mr. Bezak’s bonafide mobster mentality. He mysteriously parted ways with this thriving “culture” of a business several years ago. After leaving Aces, Mr. Antonetti formulated his own various establishments, one being in the affluent East Cleveland suburb of Bratenahl. His involvement in these various scandals is unknown….
That’s not all. Mr. Bezak has also been known to run a very lucrative and highly illegal sports bookmaking business. He owed a former employee a substantial amount of money on a bet that he did not expect to lose. This carried on for months until that employee was terminated. Lucky has also had cases stemming from his various illegal gambling endeavors.
Another ACES Fun Fact: In August of 2017 a security guard and bouncer at Aces in North Ridgeville, named Sgt. Rizzo of the Cleveland Police Department interrupted a patron who was in the process of finishing making a basket that he was donating for a fundraiser (the fundraiser was helping a youth football coach with his cancer bills). Sgt. Rizzo told the young man that he had to leave the establishment immediately stating that he was being “mean and vulgar” to one of the waitresses. After a moments hesitation the patron decided to bite his tongue and be on his way stating “Yea, okay, I’ll leave”.
While making his way out of the bar, the patron told Sgt. Rizzo in the parking lot “Tell Michael Brelo and his mother fucking brother that I said hey”. A short time later, on that same night while traveling eastbound on I-90 he was pulled over and actually arrested – for speeding. He was taken to the Cuyahoga County Jail and then the Lorain County Jail for a 12 day period. Coincidence? Who knows…
SCUMBAGGED Tip: Being a public figure and dabbling with ALL of the things that are happening here is just too much. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that this was submitted, what is surprising is that it didn’t happen sooner…