Earl and Betty lived and worked in Breaker's tavern. Earl also had an office in the building. It was there he kept the brithrights of Betty and Venus, hidden inside a lamp. Breaker's functioned as a food joint and a bar. It also featured a mermaid show, featuring Venus.
Later when Venus bought the place and partnered up with Betty, they turned the place into a seafood restaurant, and renamed it Mermaids Tavern.