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YM
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Does anyone on the board know who is responsible for renting beach space?

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Topic starter Posted : November 27, 2014 12:22 am
CruzanIron
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I am. Let me know which beach you want, then put clean 100's in an envelope under the rock on the corner...

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Posted : November 27, 2014 12:26 am
YM
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I know the beaches are public, but I thought there was a government entity that regulates it. I just didnt want to setup shop and get shut down and have to wait 6 months to do it properly.

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Topic starter Posted : November 27, 2014 12:34 am
ms411
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Which island? Which beach? Some are owned by a govt entity, and the land on some is privately owned.

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Posted : November 27, 2014 12:44 am
YM
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St. Thomas any beach preferably lindbergh.

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Topic starter Posted : November 27, 2014 12:54 am
YM
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If its owned by the Gov't how easy is it to lease some space?

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Topic starter Posted : November 27, 2014 2:34 am
Alana33
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You'll need a business license before you set up anything and you can check on that at Dept. of Licensing and Consumer Affairs.
I think you'll have to check with Dept. of Planning and Natural Resources regarding setting up a beach concession depending on the location. For instance, if you wanted to set up a concession at Magens Bay or Smith Bay, you'd have to go to the Magens Bay Authority, if you were looking in St. John, then the National Park Service would be the one to contact, etc.

Check with DPNR regarding availability of location, then DLCA for obtaining a business license. This can take awhile so best get started.

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Posted : November 27, 2014 11:01 am
ms411
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For Lindberg check with the hotels and restaurants on the beach to see if they will lease you space. There have been several concessions along that strip including kayak/watersports rentals and a hamburger stand near Walker's By The Sea.

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Posted : November 27, 2014 11:32 am
AandA2VI
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We were going to open a tiny mobile cart business. It's just not possible we found to go to beaches and sell. You have to have permits out the wazoo and you have to get written permission from the land owners.

Disappointed that we can do what we wanted to do.

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Posted : November 27, 2014 1:23 pm
East Ender
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I know the beaches are public, but I thought there was a government entity that regulates it. I just didnt want to setup shop and get shut down and have to wait 6 months to do it properly.

The beaches are not public.The public has access to beaches to a certain point. Most beaches are owned privately, except for those owned by various arms of the territorial government- Magens, Lindquist and Brewers.

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Posted : November 27, 2014 1:25 pm
ms411
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The VI needs to embrace food trucks now that they are so popular. You can take a mobile food cart to special events, but not sure what type of license you need. There used to be more food trucks, but they evicted some.

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Posted : November 27, 2014 2:01 pm
JD on STT
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I am. Let me know which beach you want, then put clean 100's in an envelope under the rock on the corner...

LOL.

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Posted : November 27, 2014 4:46 pm
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