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Jump Up

speee1dy
November 30, 2013 07:07AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,285

I was wondering how people liked the "new" jump up. was it better than normal, busier than normal

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East End Doug
November 30, 2013 07:57AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 236

Poor. I missed the street vendors. Not very Christmas like. It looked like the Grinch had planned it. I saw about 1/2 to 2/3 the amount of people.

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Phizz
November 30, 2013 08:24AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 159

How was it supposed to be "new"?

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gonetropo
November 30, 2013 08:29AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 425

Isn't this Jump Up usually the most attended of the year?
Darn, we missed it and usually attend....it would have been fun to see 'people' in a ghost town.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/30/2013 08:30AM by gonetropo.

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divinggirl
November 30, 2013 08:29AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 887

The street vendors were all set up in the market square by the post office - and I don't think that was advertised well. I spoke to some of them and they were very disappointed with the turn out - most people didn't know they were there. I don't think that was a wise decision. It was the least festive Thanksgiving Jump Up I've seen. I think it would be better the way it used to be with street vendors on the streets. I know some merchants complained about the vendors being by their stores then put them in front of empty stores (there's plenty of those).

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InnAtPelicanHeights
November 30, 2013 02:03PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 319

Our group of friends didn't like it---especially location of street vendors----------NOT IN STREETS IN NORMAL LOCATIONS.

Seemed less alive as a jump up----more designed for shopping the stores.Ok for the early crowds of jump up at 1000AM, but not for those attending for the partying Jump Up we are used to; crowds, street vendors,

I spoke to some of the street vendors who were very disappointed in sales--------and like I, told them the location they were placed made it inconvenient for their regular customers. Lots of food left over, which means less profits and a few stated if the setup remains the same in the future, they wont be doing Jump Up as a vendor.

Police presence was outstanding, and the police did a nice job.

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divinggirl
November 30, 2013 04:41PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 887

If they intend to keep the vendors in an out of the way place they at least need to advertise it and make it inviting instead of having to walk down a mostly dark street to get there. I just think it was a really bad decision.

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speee1dy
November 30, 2013 05:09PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,285

wow sorry to hear that. i had high hopes as it was advertised really well on the radio.

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DixieChick
November 30, 2013 05:10PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1,495

Everyone was looking for the vendors.
Better when on the street.
More parking meant less people.

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Bratt
November 30, 2013 06:19PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 289

Boasted about Jump Up...........had guests in for the week. they enjoyed it, but, I was disappointed. Could not find rising stars and vendors that were always there that did not disappoint. PERHAPS a map or more public knowledge would be good.

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St X
November 30, 2013 08:05PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 133

I saw in the paper today that there were two satellite parking sites and that Sweeney Tours was taxiing people back and forth. Does anyone know where these parking sites were?
Count me as another person that was not impressed by the lack of vendors spread throughout downtown, but I managed to have a great time anyway.

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rmb2830
November 30, 2013 09:20PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 420

Part of the fun has always been stopping at this table or that one, getting another drink or snack or such, looking at the things for sale etc., as we walked around, going in some shops as well...if I have to go way up to MS to get something, I'll likely not...moving them not a good plan to me. BUT I can understand the restaurants and shops not wanting a competitor standing outside drawing business that might have come inside...especially since their organization is sponsoring the whole thing. Places like Bacchus used to deal with it by setting up outside their own place, and I'd stop and get a wine from them since I knew it would be something decent...

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sunshinefun
December 02, 2013 08:52AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 586

Although my group had fun, the Jump Up seemed to attract less people. I missed the street vendors and never knew there were vendors at the market by the post office which seemed a stupid, out of the way place for them. I also though the Passport idea was a total failure. The passports were poorly made and looked cheap and cheesy. We couldn't be bothered to jump through the hoops to get them stamped and such. I'm certain that the organizers hoped some of their tweaks would improve the experience, but some things that worked well were missing and should be restored..

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Stxer1
December 02, 2013 10:44PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 278

Anyone know who or what group is responsible for changing Jump-up this time? I would assume it is a committee rather than an individual. Please post who we can lobby to return it to the former, fun evening it used to be.

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divinggirl
December 03, 2013 06:31AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 887

I believe it is the Christiansted Restaurant & Retail Association.

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rosesisland
December 03, 2013 07:59AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 605

Yes, them, I think also Krewe de Croix as well. I think there maybe different sponsors or co-sponsors for each Jump Up.

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Stxer1
December 03, 2013 08:42AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 278

If it is the C'sted Restaurant And Retail Assn., does anyone have an email address for them?

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BeachcomberStt
December 03, 2013 08:58AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 1,013

crrainfo@yahoo.com

I found that email address on their Facebook page. 

Re: Jump Up

speee1dy
December 03, 2013 11:56AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,285

it was not the people that normally do jump ups, i think that is what i heard.

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Jamison
December 03, 2013 12:40PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 1,037

I'm so disconnected from the east end these days. West end jumps pretty good most nights though. I can't wait until the next Jazz night.

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CAtoSTX
December 03, 2013 07:23PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 592

One of the things we really miss about STX is jump ups. Hope to make it for one this season.

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BeachcomberStt
December 03, 2013 07:49PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 1,013

[stcroixsource.com]

"Susan Wall and Nina York, Christiansted Restaurant and Retail Association members, organized the passport project to attract people to town. The passports are only available at jump ups.Sue Victor, owner of Cache of the Day, said the passport is a good incentive to get people to come back to town to shop. If the book is stamped on jump up night, the offer is valid until the next jump up."

"Jump up sponsors include the V.I. Department of Tourism, Christiansted Restaurant and Retail Association, WJKC Isle 95, J. Benton Construction and others."

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