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Capt'n D's Rib Shack #127873
04/21/2017 09:45 AM
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Appears to be closed. Anyone know what happened?

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Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: MotownTim] #127874
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Appears to be closed. Anyone know what happened?


No idea but one could guess perhaps no permit to be doing what they were doing. He had been fighting the government and there was an issue with picnic tables and lack of restroom facilities from what I understand.


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Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: ruralcarrier] #127875
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About 5 months ago, a petition was posted here about trying to keep it open.

Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: wilsonck] #127876
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Sorry, whether they are locals or not, as JD said, if they don't comply with government regulations, they shouldn't be allowed to operate. (Here speaks one who LOVES their food!!)


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Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: wilsonck] #127877
04/21/2017 10:38 AM
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I remember that and the owner was making a lot of noise on facebook about how the government was treating him.

Perhaps he has permits and things are in order but I don't really understand how you throw up a shack, then expand to include tables, two grills on land that you probably don't own or lease.


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Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: wilsonck] #127878
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On his personal facebook page (April 18), he posted that the Rib Shack is closed but will re-open on April 21. He then goes on to indicate they were "closed by government" and are "taking time to resolve the issue with licensing".

The petition appears to have been started by a relative or family member and only had 153 "supporters". The heading on the petition also indicated:

"We are being told to vacate public land"


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Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: ruralcarrier] #127879
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Thanks. I'll check to see if it's open tomorrow then. I have my doubts.

Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: MotownTim] #127880
04/21/2017 11:46 AM
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Does it look like everything is gone there now?


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Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: MotownTim] #127881
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Based on his latest rant/whining posted on facebook about 5:30, it does not sound good. He mentioned permits, license and government among other things in his rant.

If you are on facebook, perhaps you can find his selfie-video and check it out for yourself.


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Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: ruralcarrier] #127882
04/21/2017 08:02 PM
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Didn't see it on Facebook.

Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: SXMScubaman] #127883
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Look for Dino Arrundell, and that is how he spells his name on facebook.


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Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: MotownTim] #127884
04/22/2017 05:48 AM
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Was it the picnic tables that did him in? Take out only could be a different license...

Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: boucharda] #127885
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Talked to him yesterday and it doesn't look like they will be open soon.

Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: MotownTim] #127886
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As in, he can't get the required licenses or what?


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Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: Carol_Hill] #127887
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Didn't ask for details. He just said it was politics.

Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: MotownTim] #127888
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ok


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Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: ruralcarrier] #127889
04/22/2017 09:49 AM
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Thanks. Here is the Facebook link if any else need it.
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10212912524871168&id=1331725037

Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: SXMScubaman] #127890
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Im somewhat saddened by the demise of this place/ Ive been getting great ribs there for 3 years and each year they developed the place more and more. When this past winter I saw how much they had done I said to friends that they will get shut down. Ive seen this happen not only in SXM but in my own home area of NJ USA. One can only go so far before their visibility requires conformity to the Rules of Health,safety,zoning and taxing.

Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: billy3] #127891
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If done legally and with the proper permits and licenses in place, it is usually not a problem.


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Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: ruralcarrier] #127892
04/23/2017 03:15 PM
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As we see so often, a couple sides to the story. Kind of like the Lee's thing. Hope it gets resolved but we will wait and see.

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After 20 straight years of visiting the island and many years with multiple trips I have learned one very definitive thing. Restaurants come and go and sometimes just relocate but there is always an abundance of options, quality and cuisine.

I always enjoy my old standbys if they are still standing and also enjoy trying out a few new restaurants / eateries each trip.


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Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: MotownTim] #127894
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Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: ruralcarrier] #127895
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Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: ruralcarrier] #127896
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Sounds like he might be done although the booth and BBQs etc are still there. Still wondering how he got that power cable if he wasn't legal.

Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: MotownTim] #127897
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According to the story, the BUSINESS had a license. However, the license wasn't issued to him, but to someone else. Supposedly this is the start of a crackdown with regard to these things. As to whether he is being unfairly targeted, as he claims, I don't know. It does somewhat remind one of the person who gets caught speeding and complains about the others who are also speeding..


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Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: MotownTim] #127898
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From the looks of the power cable coming up through the sidewalk, I would question the legality of a lot of things.

I have no idea the entire story or what the actual truth and facts are, just posting a link to an article I found.


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Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: ruralcarrier] #127899
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Capt'n D's up and running again. Not sure for how long.

Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: MotownTim] #127900
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I saw he posted that n his personal facebook page. I was hoping to see something else to confirm it before I posted it. Keep us posted if you know any more.

Thanks.


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Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: ruralcarrier] #127901
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I looked at Dino's personal page and the Captain D page and don't see it. Have a link?

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Go to "Dino Arrundell" on facebook (same as before in this thread) and you will find where he says he is reopening.


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Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: MotownTim] #127903
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had a few beers there yesterday - business was as usual.

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Go to "Dino Arrundell" on facebook (same as before in this thread) and you will find where he says he is reopening.

Went there and didn't see it.

Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: lbksxm] #127905
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had a few beers there yesterday - business was as usual.

How about Lee's across the street? Hoping to have traditional first night dinner there week from tomorrow.

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Go to "Dino Arrundell" on facebook (same as before in this thread) and you will find where he says he is reopening.

Went there and didn't see it.


It appears he must have deleted it or facebook deleted as it is no longer there. He indicated he was giving away Heineken (as in free) and perhaps facebook didn't like that?


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Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: ruralcarrier] #127907
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Thanks. Hope it lasts.

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Lee's is open.

Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: MotownTim] #127909
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Lee's is open.

YEA. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/circle.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />

Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: ruralcarrier] #127910
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Re: Capt'n D's Rib Shack [Re: ruralcarrier] #127911
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Parking garage being built there?

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That has been discussed for some time now. That was the reason for the concrete slab and tearing down the businesses/structures that were on the beach. A medical facility has been mentioned for there also.


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