Say it Ain't So! John Eddie Bites the Dust!
Perhaps a visit from Gordon Ramsey would help.
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.
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 $$s in the first year of business that they can afford to lay back for a long summer!
I usually stay quiet on this stuff but I'll throw in my .02 on this one. It is disappointing that they aren't doing well, but I knew from day one that they'd have a tough row to hoe (good ole Tennessee term) when I saw how much $$$$ 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.