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Wyndham St. Croix?

 
JulieKay
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I've noticed for a couple of months now that they've updated the sign for the construction of the Wyndham St. Croix on South Shore to say, "coming 2014!" I've also noticed them keeping the construction road clear, but nothing else. I'm sure a major resort opening in 2014 would have to be under construction by now?

I also know it's an environmentally sensitive area next to Great Pond, and I've heard rumors about making another national park somewhere nearby to protect historical ruins. I'm sure both of these things could block construction as well.

I'm pretty positive nothing has changed construction-wise, but has anyone heard anything? Seems like if it did go through it would bring a lot of new jobs. But I'm also not a fan of any environmental destruction - but I don't have enough information to make an opinion either. Just wondering if anyone knows anything.

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Topic starter Posted : September 27, 2012 1:59 pm
stxfoodie
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Thanks for the laugh.

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Posted : September 27, 2012 3:45 pm
JulieKay
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Really, right? It's just weird to see little bits of "progress" here and there. Who knows.

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Topic starter Posted : September 27, 2012 3:50 pm
stxfoodie
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If you define progress as someone changing the date on a billboard...

If you can find it you should read the casino control commissions backround investigation of Mr. Golden - it used to be posted on a website called "The Johnny Cake Files". Very enlightening. Unfortunately that web site is not available and i dont' have a copy of it. Perhaps the Casino Control Commission would have to release it under the sunshine act if asked.

None of the proposed developments we have been hearing about for years (Golden, Robin's Bay, William and Punch (aka "Amalgo Bay") have any financing lined up. The last resort that was built from scratch on St. Croix was Carambola in 1986 - and thats been through backruptcy a few times already and they just defaulted on their debt to GERS. I don't see progress on the horizon unfortunately.

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Posted : September 27, 2012 5:38 pm
JulieKay
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I've heard of the casino issues. That makes sense. Silly to keep the sign updated!!!

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Topic starter Posted : September 27, 2012 5:40 pm
stxfoodie
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It IS good for snarking at if nothing else. Don't stop the carnival!

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Posted : September 27, 2012 6:00 pm
OldTart
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Here's a Daily News article from last year which documents the long drawn out mess and may help answer the question:

http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/v-i-supreme-court-tells-lower-court-to-take-second-look-at-golden-case-1.1194810

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Posted : September 27, 2012 6:33 pm
vicanuck
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Sigh...maybe some day I'll be able to look across Great Pond and see a beautiful golf course and resort, with its shimmering lights aglow in the night. Someday.

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Posted : September 28, 2012 12:30 pm
Linda J
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And that would be a good thing?

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Posted : September 28, 2012 1:07 pm
Beeski
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it will snow on St. Croix before that boondoggle gets built.

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Posted : September 28, 2012 1:20 pm
vicanuck
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I'm pro development and would love to have a beautiful beach front resort and golf course near my house.

I'm also pro national park, which my house would also look upon.

Anything that increases my property value is a good thing...in my opinion.

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Posted : September 28, 2012 4:44 pm
OldTart
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it will snow on St. Croix before that boondoggle gets built.

That may not be so. If you read the article I linked earlier, Golden has one year to act if and when the litigation against him is dropped. If that has indeed happened then the signage at the site may well reflect such.

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Posted : September 28, 2012 4:58 pm
vicanuck
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I wouldn't count Golden out yet. People like him always seem to get things done...one way of the other.

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Posted : September 29, 2012 1:00 pm
Alana33
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Look how long the has been in the "works!"

Does anyone think Golden is golden and can really get it done, in an appealing, environmentally sensitive way or will it get partially started and left to continue to decay into ruins?

Seems to me after all these years, it would be time to ove on and let another developer have a go at it, if it would be of benefit to STX's economy.

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Posted : September 29, 2012 2:45 pm
OldTart
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Seems to me after all these years, it would be time to ove on and let another developer have a go at it, if it would be of benefit to STX's economy.

That's logical but nothing can move forward until all the legal actions have run their course.

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Posted : September 29, 2012 2:57 pm
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