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Re: Post Irma List of Things open on SXM [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1748798 - 10/07/17 09:08 AM (107.77.253.3)

I did see where they changed their original edict, that even any REPAIRS had to have a building permit, which I guess is kind of a big deal in SXM, to get one. Theo was concerned about requiring a building permit, as was I. Now, the rule is that if you are just REPAIRING what was there and it was permitted, you don't have to have a building permit. Although truth be told, I really don't think the government at this stage has the resources to enforce this stuff at all.

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Re: Post Irma List of Things open on SXM [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1748799 - 10/07/17 09:34 AM (24.209.195.61)

Building a structure is not repairing a boat bar.

I am pretty sure it will be "any thing goes" until the government puts the hammer down. Kind of like Captain D's Rib Shack.

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Re: Post Irma List of Things open on SXM [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1748800 - 10/07/17 09:43 AM (65.96.96.4)

Not to rain on the parade......but...... who are the customers for all of these places that are "opening"??? The vast majority of the people on the island rely on the tourist industry for their income........and there are NO tourists.

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Re: Post Irma List of Things open on SXM [Re: SXMBND]
      #1748805 - 10/07/17 10:40 AM (107.77.253.3)

A lot of places, like Mark's, Pineapple Pete, etc., are a big percentage of locals there, who still may not have electric and/or water. From personal experience, if you don't have electric, etc, even cooking seems like a chore and it's nice to sit down and eat a meal prepared by someone else. Plus there are a lot of relief workers on island.

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Re: Post Irma List of Things open on SXM [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1748807 - 10/07/17 10:57 AM (96.231.206.165)

Agreed. Even when tourists ARE there, Mark's is probably 90 percent locals. They do a LOT of take-out business.

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Re: Post Irma List of Things open on SXM [Re: GaKaye]
      #1748814 - 10/07/17 11:55 AM (72.192.9.241)

Does Marty still own this?

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Re: Post Irma List of Things open on SXM [Re: BeachKitten]
      #1748825 - 10/07/17 01:59 PM (99.240.219.237)

Yes, that is very true but if the local people are not working they won't have the money required to eat out. It is going to be very difficult for everyone there for quite some time. This is not a case of "build it,they will come".

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Re: Post Irma List of Things open on SXM [Re: islandgem]
      #1748839 - 10/07/17 04:59 PM (73.112.165.173)

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islandgem said:
Yes, that is very true but if the local people are not working they won't have the money required to eat out. It is going to be very difficult for everyone there for quite some time. This is not a case of "build it,they will come".




So very true!! I have wondered also if they are not working, how will they afford to go to restaurants. Some don't even have homes. I would like to know down the road how many of these businesses are making ends meet.


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Re: Post Irma List of Things open on SXM [Re: Bob_Dot]
      #1748879 - 10/08/17 04:05 PM (174.193.129.12)

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Bob_Dot said:
Does Marty still own this?




Yes, he does. He's no longer living on the island full time, and has someone managing the restaurant for him.

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Re: Post Irma List of Things open on SXM [Re: GaKaye]
      #1748922 - 10/09/17 07:07 AM (32.211.111.44)

Signs of life in the restaurants.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=214&v=5laFhvzN4LI

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