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More construction in Marigot #193831
05/01/2019 09:10 PM
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It actually rained today! Cloudy and cool for a beach day so we headed into Marigot from Orient area to visit the market since there were 3 ships in port today and we thought most stands would be open at market. First place we stopped told us that they are going to tear all the old buildings down that now house the restaurants next to the parking lot. Going to put a Casino there. Market people aren't sure where they will be moved to. Stopped at some of our favorite stands such as St. Martin by Micka who makes small ceramic tiles. We now have 10 of them. Stopped for another t-shirt at Secret Spot. Now have 9 of them. Made one final purchase of a pair of small hand-painted salt and pepper shakers. We have given them to many as gifts, but Carol wanted a set for herself. Visited with a few other stand holders we have gotten to know over the years and then wanted to visit the small brightly painted art gallery across the street from the market. When we were on the island six months ago it was closed. Today is Labor Day on the island and it was closed again. We will stop there another day. I'm hoping she still has a few of the Straub wood inlays for sale. Have been meaning to get one of them for years. Hope I haven't waited too long! We wanted to stop at Richardson's gallery, but he is only open Thursdays unless you have an appt. A few other notes...I used my handicap placard in the parking lot and actually had it checked by the Gendarmes. There were 3 open spots marked in blue and had no trouble pulling into them. Drove up by the Catholic Church and parked at the foot of Fort. Walked the final way to the top to take a few photos. Plan to use them to write a story for my blog. Wasn't the best day for photos, but one I got with my phone turned out really neat. Roads from Marigot to Orient are awful. So much construction. When you enter Marigot from the east you must bear right at the round-a-bout. Coming from the west you must go past the stadium and grocery store since that is one way east. Hey, it's vacation and all is well!!

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Re: More construction in Marigot [Re: biglar] #193833
05/01/2019 09:54 PM
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Good to hear some rain finally. A casino on the French side????????


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Re: More construction in Marigot [Re: biglar] #193858
05/02/2019 09:55 AM
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The casino is a small grocery store.

Re: More construction in Marigot [Re: biglar] #193862
05/02/2019 10:00 AM
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Oh, ok, Petit Casino? They just said 'casino'.


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Re: More construction in Marigot [Re: biglar] #193865
05/02/2019 10:43 AM
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Were those blue spots for handicap parking or for the designated timed permit parking?

Re: More construction in Marigot [Re: SXMScubaman] #193867
05/02/2019 11:15 AM
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Didn't the "blue spot" parking thing go by the wayside?


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Re: More construction in Marigot [Re: ruralcarrier] #193869
05/02/2019 11:35 AM
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Not sure. That is why I was asking. I don't get into Margot other than to drive through going or returning from Orient or Pinel.

Re: More construction in Marigot [Re: biglar] #193952
05/03/2019 09:22 AM
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As we pulled into the parking area next to the restaurants that are part of the area where the outdoor market is held, there were two blue handicapped spots. Someone was standing there and asked to see my placard. After posting it on my mirror, they left me park there. There was no time limit, though we were there only an hour at the most.

Re: More construction in Marigot [Re: biglar] #193953
05/03/2019 09:37 AM
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Good to know someone actually checks on the use (often times abuse?) of handicapped stickers. I drove ailing parents for years and really, unless you've dealt with the intricacies of getting people in and out of vehicles and in and out of their wheel-chairs or walkers, you have no idea how important those spaces are to those who really need them. Glad someone is paying attention, if only sporadically.


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Re: More construction in Marigot [Re: biglar] #193959
05/03/2019 10:13 AM
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Think it was mentioned in a previous post, but just clarifying this again. Are you saying that our US disabled placards are allowed?

Re: More construction in Marigot [Re: bran] #193966
05/03/2019 11:03 AM
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"biglar" mentioned it in his initial post in this thread.

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A few other notes...I used my handicap placard in the parking lot and actually had it checked by the Gendarmes. There were 3 open spots marked in blue and had no trouble pulling into them. Drove up by the Catholic Church and parked at the foot of Fort. Walked the final way to the top to take a few photos. Plan to use them to write a story for my blog.


I think it will be hit or miss with finding handicap parking and it will be minimal when one does.


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Re: More construction in Marigot [Re: bran] #193988
05/03/2019 01:51 PM
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Yes! My placard is from Pennsylvania

Re: More construction in Marigot [Re: biglar] #194047
05/04/2019 09:57 AM
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Yes, mine is from PA


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