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NugBlazer
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As someone in the know, I can assure you that Bacchus closing really had nothing to do with the island's current difficulties. It was due to one thing and one thing only: the new owner ran it into the ground. Trust me. He had everything going for him and he just plain blew it. He was almost never there, and just didn't seem to understand that owning a restaurant means BEING THERE, A LOT.

And, it wasn't overpriced. Not at all if you compare it to the other fine dining establishments like Savant, Kendrick's, the Galleon, etc.

Bacchus had the absolute best staff of any restaurant here. Jody routinely won Best Server in the entire VI in the Daily News poll. I loved it there, and played pool there often. I'm gonna miss it. 🙁

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Posted : February 1, 2012 1:54 am
margaritagirl
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I will miss Bacchus, loved the food and the service from Jody was the best.

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Posted : February 1, 2012 12:52 pm
STXoldie
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I'm sure Jody will surface at a new location soon.

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Posted : February 1, 2012 6:27 pm
OldTart
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As someone in the know, I can assure you that Bacchus closing really had nothing to do with the island's current difficulties. It was due to one thing and one thing only: the new owner ran it into the ground. Trust me. He had everything going for him and he just plain blew it. He was almost never there, and just didn't seem to understand that owning a restaurant means BEING THERE, A LOT.(

Well said. Finally a voice of reason. Restaurants come and go and change ownership with rapidity on all the islands. This is nothing new. Yes, WAPA rates are sky high as they always have been and likely will always be so but it's something one has to deal with and include in the business plan.

Yes, the closing of Hovensa will, at least for a while, create a crunch for some restaurant owners who rely on the workers and that revenue for business and they'll have to adjust and adapt. And NugBlazer is spot on with the comment about new owners failing to be on site. The most successful restaurants are those whose principals are on site and hands on from start to finish. I did it for almost 16 years until very recently and can speak from experience in saying that it's a huge challenge, a ton of hard work and not for the faint of heart.

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Posted : February 1, 2012 7:57 pm
marlene
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Was at Cane Bay yesterday and went up to order a burger from Eat...All they had were crepes.

Not good.

Have to reply to this!

eat@canebay has nothing to do with Bacchus closing. Bacchus sold over 4 years ago.

eat@canebay serves brunch only on Sundays 11-4, at no point did we run out of burgers. We offer many things besides crepes.

Hope you'll be back for a burger, we plan on being here a LONG time:)

Hey pt. I love the food at Eat! Love the sweet potato french fries! Would have loved to have it instead of leaving to go down to Spratnet. So do you have burgers on Sunday or just a limited menu?

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Posted : February 1, 2012 10:11 pm
pt of view
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Thanks Marlee:) Yes eat has burgers and a few other lunch type things on Sundays.

PS: We are very heart broken over Bacchus closing, but as many have mentioned the amazing people that we remember will resurface in our new favorite places. We are all faced/forced with change will will all grow as a result.

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Posted : February 2, 2012 1:08 am
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