well apparently she's been given her walking papers by mosler but she's refusing to leave until wapa turns off the power,i know a woman that used to work there and she said the place was just a mess financially,hal from the dive shop picked me up hitchiking one day and apparently mosler has asked him to run the place but he's not sure, the place has always been a sh**hole as far as i'm concerned and since mosler owns the property alot of people won't go there just on that fact alone. Parrots cove downtown was shut down by wapa but the owner managed to sell the place for 200,000 and he will now be managing cheney bay,i have a friend that has lived here for 40 years and he said he likes to go to the thai place downtown because it gives him 2 hours of not being on stx as there is no tourist info in the place at all,he says the food is so so but it's like being off island. LOL. they've begun the seasonal non food service layoffs at carambola beach resort,thank god the ex has senority in the bar,rowdy joes seems to be doing good if they can get a handle on the service issues they'll be fine,off the wall continues to be a gold mine and i don't go to bogies,the waves, calvins or sylvies,but she's doing a thing on monday so i'll have to listen to that crap all day, so there you have if STXResident
i'm doing lunch today and b'fast lunch tomorrow if anyone wants to stop by,we'll be closed sunday and monday,i really need to get some stuff done at the house with all the time off i'm getting,lol it's that motivation thing and it's just too much house for us
Thanks TRW, I depend on you for the restaurant report.
Man alive it's a steamy day out there today! Just walk outside & feel the sweat dripping - UGH!
Went to Luncharia (sp) for lunch today and watched the fuzzy peeps begging for table scraps. One lil guy nabbed a piece of taco shell...he was running about like he's just won a prise. Victory was short lived, for as he was trying to break the taco shell into bite sized pieces, another stealthy peep ran up & took off with the goods! 😮
As much as I dislike the creatures, the babies always make me smile.
$200k for parrots cove?? They got taken. That business was so far in debt they could have gotten it much cheaper. And anyone that comes in is going to have to keep the music down, its a large space to fill without a band. Since it is open air they never had the permit to have bands played there and they racked up a ton of money in fines.
And another one bites the dust. At least it lasted longer than Zizzlers!
I also appreciate TRWs restaurant report. He's alerted me to some issues in the past that I overlooked.
MLS doesn't show Parrot's Cove as pending (yet). I thought it had potential as an asset sale. There's too much risk assuming the liabilities as Betty pointed out. I also heard a lot about the issue with the (loud) music. However. I never knew you needed a permit to host live music.
i think the next place to go will be styxx,i hear that one is really in debt,they want to stop breakfast at angry nates but the hotel told them no,case place only did 11 people for dinner last night,saw Neil and rotorhead today.so basically in the last month or so bongos,st tropez,full moon,parrots cove and 54 have shut down.,lol they were all dumps except st tropez
Yep that's part of why they've been getting all those fines, but the other is it can never get a permit as long as it's open on all sides. The other reason is just that it's outrageously loud. I love live music but it was always just too loud in there. I don't want to shout at my friends for an hour or two.
The ones that have shut down so far also had drug and alcohol problems as far as the owners go (excluding st tropez, I know nothing about the new owners there). So many people that get into the restaurant business here get rope into a dangerous lifestyle that I guess they didn't really have to deal with the way you do here. So I'm not surprised any of these are closing. Plus all of these constantly open and close.
Plus would it really kill these people to work down here a year before they open. It's so hard to make a go at it here. But they never want to listen.
Owning and operating any business is hard here. Kudos to those who try!
Have to have a permit to have live music, interesting.....geeze where was this requirement when Parrots Cove was Trivolis (sp)
The dude who parked at the piano was just horrendous.....night after miserable night, singing badly off key *-)
Wasn't he the owner too?
Its only something I learned recently and I don't think its been enforced in a long time. But when some of the local hotels in the area started loosing a lot of customers because it was just too loud they kept complaining until they finally go the police to listen. The only other places that go as late and as loud as parrots did are 54 and bongos and I guess the danish manor didn't mind, it's the only one in ear shot.
there are 2 types of permits a 2am and a 4am,i think the 4am allows you to have live music but i'm not quite sure,the golden rail now shuts down at 3pm so no more dinner there until the island picks up,of and the same night the 6top was at the restaurant an 8 top was there and they had the same hassles i wrote about on the restaurant review thread,they won't go back to the place and one of the guests in the 8 top was bit by a centipede while eating and the staff sprayed him down with wd-40 and gave him a benadryl,so thats 14 east enders this place has pissed off,oh and the snaggle tooth waitress that i wrote about months ago,(you know the one that was trying to go behind her ex bosses back to try and steal his business),well apparently everyone thinks shes trying to hook up with the old white guy whose wife just died,she's been going over to the house to "help" him clear out his wifes closet and is claiming that she's sending 300 dollar shoes and designer clothing to haiti,so we all told the guy to keep her out of the house,lol but this woman is almost 50 and needs a retirement plan so we think she's going to try and get him in the sack and take advantage of him financially
did anyone read the editorial in the daily news about 15 ways to kill your business? really good one
BTW - the WD40 works to stop the sting of centipede bites and also for fire ant bites!
i've oftened wondered why the government rents space when it would be feasible to build a gov complex center island with almost everything in one place and i was told by an old time crucian that it's because the people responsible for leasing take kick backs from the property owners so say a property owner wants 500 a month the person says we'll pay 700 but you have to give me the 200,lol gee is'nt that neat how that works,don't have computer access at home yet so i'm still doing all this when i'm in town,sylvies had a great turnout yesterday and the noise did'nt go to late and rowdy joes looked like it was busy as well when i went past at 3pm,my boss and i started painting the restaurant yesterday.
It is so dry, dusty and sticky hot on the east end today. JJ has a cold so I kept him home today. Also hubby is leaving again tomorrow for another trip to the states. He is only been back on island for 2 weeks. He is trying to get the car inspected before he leaves so I have something legal to drive while he is away. Hopefully it will be a short process so he and JJ can have some fun time before he leaves.
I greatly enjoyed the visit with my daughter and grandson but was glad to get back to my usual routine after they left. We also ran out of water. Lots of towel washing and showers when we have company.
I am sad to hear about so many restaurants and businesses that are having a hard time. Hopefully things will turn around soon. I guess we all need to tighten our belts as much as we can. We ate out a great deal when company was here and it really put a hurting on the wallet. We don't go out much so I was surprised at how expensive it was.
Have a good day everyone.
Curious about school uniforms here on STX. We were just out and about today late afternoon and I noticed all school aged girls still looking smart (worst offense unpressed pleats) while the boys slacks were low slung, crouches about knee level, hems dragging on the ground, shirt tails out. Why the sloppy behaviour for boys? Is the sloppiness allowed in school or just an after hours thing?
I'm guessing that they are hot, tired, sweaty and counting the moments to get out of school. This is the last week coming up and they have exams. They sure look nice in the mornings waiting for the school bus, clean and pressed. Shirt tails tucked in. 🙂
I always thought that was a boy / girl thing and not just something that happened on STX.
LOL one of the servers from the newest downtown place was sitiing at the "wine"bar one night telling the bartender what an awlful and difficult place her job was to work at,and how awlful the owners are and that they fight and argue alot and the rules change daily.
Shirts are tucked in when you are in school...as soon as they are released...shirts become untucked...uniforms are pretty much always neat and pressed to me...Now the pant saggin I can't stand but I tolerate it a little because I'm sure some of the things I wore when I was that age drove my parents nuts....(break dancing era)
newest downtown place? = thai place?
Totally forgot about end of school year thing. I wore uniforms all thru grade school and high school (good Catholic girl ;-)) and I know I did not stay as neat afterhours as the school girls here so they impress me. . . but as I look around it seems women in general seem to dress better than men on the islands. The women seem mostly "dressed to impress" while the neatest men I see during the day tend to be in jumpsuit uniforms. Guess working women tend to have more visible jobs then men (outside of the hospitality industry that is) . . . just a weird observation.
Had a "fun" day at motor vehicles. Needed to register a scooter brought over with household goods last visit. Because it did not travel the normal way of a vehicle the shipper did not handle road tax like they had for the truck. Despite going to motor vehicles and they suggesting we have the scooter independently weighed because we hadn't paid the road tax yet I assumed (there I go again) the road tax could be handled at motor vehicles. Wrong. Back to Sunny Isle, pay tax (no wait), back to BMV. Oh yeah, Progressive Insurance is not good here either . . . back to Gallows Bay. All in all it took three times longer to register the stupid scooter than the truck. Live and learn.
Lunched at K-Mart which made me think of the cheap eats thread. LOL. Not half bad curry chicken.
Then we went to Sprat Beach for a swim and later realized we screwed of the photo op of a perfectly deserted beach for the horse riding group, The horses made me think of "floaters" thread. LOL.
And . . . the Priority Mail package did not arrive. Maybe tomorrow.
Now . . . the songs of the frogs. Yeah! Great day.
waited on 2 puerto ricans last night,they're over here to take the 6 hour exams to get into medical school over there,really nice guys, so Trade when IHOP opens are you going to fly over for breakfast with us?