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Say it Ain't So! John Eddie Bites the Dust!

(@vicanuck)
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Perhaps a visit from Gordon Ramsey would help.

 
Posted : May 20, 2013 11:49 am
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(tu) It's F'ing RAW!!! You donkey!!!! 😀

 
Posted : May 20, 2013 1:24 pm
(@Jamison)
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And yet Brew Pub's food quality and service and menu has never been consistent either, and they are farther from good parking and kinda run down. So what's the difference? Higher standards for start ups?

There is absolutely higher standards for start ups and when people say they want something different and new, they are kidding themselves.

 
Posted : May 20, 2013 4:18 pm
(@speee1dy)
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but isn't it all still speculation-his closing. a lot of restaurants go on a hiatus during a month or so of the summer , granted-it is a bit early for that, but still. it is just speculation that they are closed for good

 
Posted : May 20, 2013 4:20 pm
(@the-oldtart)
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According to StCroixCalendar.com, "John Eddie’s Lowlife Bar & Refuge will be closing for the off-season beginning Sunday, 5/26."

Has anyone thought of picking up the 'phone and calling the establishment to see if is indeed just a summer closing? It's VERY early for that but maybe they just want to be different ... or maybe they made so many $$s in the first year of business that they can afford to lay back for a long summer!

 
Posted : May 20, 2013 4:55 pm
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thanks for the clarification ot. i was wondering

 
Posted : May 20, 2013 5:22 pm
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I worked there, my roommates work there and I've said they aren't planning on being closed permanently. They said they were closing for season and people jumped to conclusions. Now, that said, anything can happen.

 
Posted : May 20, 2013 5:32 pm
(@Uttica)
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Their problem is catering to tourists. Drinks are a dollar more than Deck Bar and in a smaller cup..I know people who play darts and go back and fourth to Deck Bar for their drinks.

 
Posted : May 20, 2013 7:47 pm
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Perhaps a visit from Gordon Ramsey would help.

I WOULD SO WATCH THAT!

 
Posted : May 23, 2013 8:34 pm
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I usually stay quiet on this stuff but I'll throw in my .02 on this one. It is disappointing that they aren't doing well, but I knew from day one that they'd have a tough row to hoe (good ole Tennessee term) when I saw how much $$$$ they were pouring into the space.

DING DING, we have a winner!

THIS is the main reason we all thought they we're going to have issues. They spend well over a million dollars (somewhere between $1.2-$1.6 Million) on fixing the place up, and every one of us who have been on island for many years all unanimously thought they were spending way, way too much. Sure, it looks great -- they DID do a very nice job on the place -- but, in the end, it was just way too much.

 
Posted : May 25, 2013 4:28 pm
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They spen[t] well over a million dollars (somewhere between $1.2-$1.6 Million) on fixing the place up.

If true, THAT is insane.

 
Posted : May 29, 2013 10:54 am
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Does that mean they get EDC benefits?

 
Posted : May 29, 2013 11:35 am
(@the-oldtart)
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Does that mean they get EDC benefits?

No. If you read the eligibility requirements for EDC benefits, a restaurant business doesn't qualify.

 
Posted : May 29, 2013 1:27 pm
(@longhorn)
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kazi management owners of the kfc's and pizza hut's here and other businesses on the mainland operate a restaurant management company, which is what qualifies them for the edc benefits.

 
Posted : May 29, 2013 2:16 pm
(@speee1dy)
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i have heard there is a for sale sign on the place.

 
Posted : June 10, 2013 12:39 pm
(@Bratt)
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We were on the boardwalk on Saturday. There is a banner sign on ELL "turn key restaurant for lease". What a shame. Beautiful location and a lot of time, effort and money put in to it.

 
Posted : June 10, 2013 3:08 pm
(@speee1dy)
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it is a shame, i always hope for the best

 
Posted : June 10, 2013 5:24 pm
(@marlene)
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They had a big sale last week and all other restaraunt bar owners bought all the furnishings and kitchen stuffs

Not a turn key if you need to get furnishings.

I wish them luck getting a new leasee

 
Posted : June 12, 2013 12:54 am
(@jostvandog)
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I just hope someone can snatch it up and fall into disrepair. Too nice of a spot

 
Posted : June 12, 2013 1:45 pm
(@jostvandog)
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Oops I meant before it falls into disrepair.

 
Posted : June 12, 2013 1:46 pm
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