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Compskier
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Rebuild or Close for Good?
      #1751665 - 11/13/17 05:10 PM (76.214.182.3)

As time goes on, it would be informative if anyone could provide info on restaurants, hotels, etc. that plan to rebuild in the future or simply plan to close for good. I know there are many variables involved for each individual situation, and many are still trying to figure out what to do. But it would paint a picture for what the future holds to know once each property makes what must be a very difficult decision.
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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: Compskier]
      #1751668 - 11/13/17 07:15 PM (107.77.169.10)

As has been reported here, Dreams will not rebuild. And apparently Skipjacks will not either...

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fabila
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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1751671 - 11/13/17 07:56 PM (148.74.249.46)

Or Summit hotel

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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1751672 - 11/13/17 07:58 PM (24.60.21.130)

Do you know if Skipjack's will reopen in a different location or are they gone forever. They were a staple in Simpson Bay for us at the Royal Palm.

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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: toothdoc]
      #1751674 - 11/13/17 08:02 PM (107.77.169.10)

I personally don't know anything about Skipjacks. That is just what I have heard.

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SXMScubaman
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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1751677 - 11/13/17 08:13 PM (24.22.151.53)

I have a personal friend on island looking into the status of skipjacks. When I find something out I'll post it.

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WLE
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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1751681 - 11/13/17 08:55 PM (174.198.16.41)

Did the place just to right of Skipjacks get badly damaged too.
That place has been closed for a couple of years. If not gone, might be a good place for Skipjacks to open. Dennis sure made
Skipjacks thrive when he took over the management.


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BillandElaine
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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: WLE]
      #1751690 - 11/14/17 05:39 AM (200.7.48.43)

That building, which was once The Wharf and most recently The Harbor, is totally gone. Not a stick left.

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jmbcomms
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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: Compskier]
      #1751700 - 11/14/17 08:06 AM (73.142.23.112)

Some of those decisions have been reached but some have not. Many are still dealing with insurance adjusters and insurance companies. In Grand Case, they have a lot of government red tape too. Some restaurateurs have quietly put their places up for sale, for the right price.

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DICKG
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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: toothdoc]
      #1751703 - 11/14/17 08:37 AM (32.211.10.193)

We have been going to Skipjacks ever since it opened never had a disappointing meal ,it would be a huge loss

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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: DICKG]
      #1751716 - 11/14/17 11:09 AM (76.255.26.117)

According to their Facebook Site. Bon Apetit on Billy Folly Road will not rebuild. I suspect Alexander's Kitchen above Bon Apetit will close as well. According to the BA FB page, Simpson Bay Resort is demolishing the building.

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Philo
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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: wabid]
      #1751717 - 11/14/17 11:15 AM (73.10.129.72)

SkipJacks will reopen in Dec. This is from Jim H they only lost the lower outside dock

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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: Compskier]
      #1751719 - 11/14/17 11:22 AM (24.209.195.61)

A lot will also depend on if the place had insurance, adequate insurance or if they are going the route of some and seeking donations in place of having any insurance at all. And, as Jeff Berger stated, there could be some governmental regulations (if enforced and/or followed) that may come into play also.

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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: Philo]
      #1751721 - 11/14/17 11:41 AM (73.255.141.246)

That is very good to hear!

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fabila
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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: Philo]
      #1751722 - 11/14/17 11:48 AM (66.87.116.88)

Great news. We were there on opening night and have been a fan since.

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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: fabila]
      #1751724 - 11/14/17 12:01 PM (24.22.151.53)

What I just heard from my friend on island is that Skipjacks sustained reparable damage and will reopen. Also that Temptation and Bamboo Burnies are moving to Simpson Bay.

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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1751727 - 11/14/17 12:29 PM (24.209.195.61)

There had been mention of the possibility of several of the Maho area restaurants moving into the Simpson Bay area.

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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: DICKG]
      #1751743 - 11/14/17 03:50 PM (216.4.8.16)

Quote:

DICKG said:
We have been going to Skipjacks ever since it opened never had a disappointing meal ,it would be a huge loss




Agree.

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RICKnGRACE_LI_NY
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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: Philo]
      #1751744 - 11/14/17 03:51 PM (216.4.8.16)

Quote:

Philo said:
SkipJacks will reopen in Dec. This is from Jim H they only lost the lower outside dock




Awesome

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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: RICKnGRACE_LI_NY]
      #1751745 - 11/14/17 03:52 PM (216.4.8.16)

Can you tell I was reading the info in order? LOL

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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1751747 - 11/14/17 04:40 PM (104.229.108.229)

That is just great news! A few of us went a couple times last year and loved it! Planning on going in March if they are reopened by then! LOVE their oysters on the half shell!!

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transplantsxm
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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: jmbcomms]
      #1751758 - 11/14/17 06:30 PM (107.147.98.9)

Quote:

jmbcomms said:
Some of those decisions have been reached but some have not. Many are still dealing with insurance adjusters and insurance companies. In Grand Case, they have a lot of government red tape too. Some restaurateurs have quietly put their places up for sale, for the right price.




I am in the throes of all of the insurance claims. Give all the people a little time, most will come back, if not will be replaced by others!

Have faith in Sint Maarten, Luis happened and it was built back better, will be the same with Irma!


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irina
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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: transplantsxm]
      #1751815 - 11/15/17 02:47 PM (136.28.35.128)

You know we had Irma here also. Insurance is backed up royally. Adjusters were in Houston and then came here.
Give SXM a chance!


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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: irina]
      #1751820 - 11/15/17 03:07 PM (73.255.141.246)

Amen to that! Still messing around with insurance here too!

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Re: Rebuild or Close for Good? [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1751823 - 11/15/17 03:34 PM (131.161.86.138)

We got our settlement and working on our Americans big four main house and three bedroom guest house. My Wife worked on it and has closed with the Adjuster.

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