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BBB opens April 18 #253127
04/17/2021 11:49 AM
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Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: SXMScubaman] #253138
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That's great news....

Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: SXMScubaman] #253141
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Quote from the article ... "In addition, there are plans to expand waterfront dining to the area that currently serves as ground-level parking. " Well, f*ng great, so where are people going to park?????????

Glad to see they are reopening, but I doubt we will go there if they have no parking....


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Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: Carol_Hill] #253147
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Yes. Parking will be difficult in that area with Lee's and Greenhouse there too. At least for us we are in walking distance to all three.

Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: SXMScubaman] #253154
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How in the world a restaurant could DO AWAY with parking and think that is going to help them long term, is beyond me.


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Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: SXMScubaman] #253155
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Only thing I can think is they are going to build above the current parking lot. Park above the dining area?? So it will be open air dining, but covered. Who knows.

Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: kim] #253157
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I really don't think that's gonna happen.....I guess they will just deal with the added dining options and ignore the parking. If you want to walk the beach there is parking in the lot across from Skipjacks

Walking the beach is not a bad thing....

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Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: kim] #253158
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Or have the same parking lot with a structure above to dine on. Guess we'll find out when it's done or to ask owners when on island. Good project for me come May over a Carib.

Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: SXMScubaman] #253161
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
Or have the same parking lot with a structure above to dine on.


Too much effort needed for that

Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: boucharda] #253163
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boucharda--walking the beach from SBR maybe, not from anywhere else. I think you are right, they are just going to do away with the parking..


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Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: SXMScubaman] #253175
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Totally agree, parking is always an issue there at night even with the lower parking. My guess is they won't be filling that "new" dining area if people have no where to park, very short sighted. When I first read about the opening, I was hoping the new owners wouldn't fix something that isn't broke.

Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: Carol_Hill] #253179
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I meant walking Kim Sha from the decent size parking area across from Skipjacks ...flat...beach sand...unlike the walk from SBR beach with either Villa stairs or a decent hill by registration to navigate. No direct walk from SBR beach. I've done both MANY times and the Kim Sha walk is much less of an effort and much more scenic.

I do agree that they shouldn't have tried to fix the unbroken part though....

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Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: SXMScubaman] #253270
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Fully crowded , just passed by and people having fun. Food and drinks.

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Who are the bartenders? Wanda???

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Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: Kennys] #253275
04/18/2021 08:55 PM
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Just saw video on Facebook. Not one mask being warn except for the bartender. I know it's outside but????

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No Wanda , sorry .

Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: Kennys] #253280
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Lesley--if you know the owners personally, you should tell them that their plans to do away with the parking is a bad idea..


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Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: Carol_Hill] #253288
04/18/2021 10:24 PM
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Same owners of SSBB. Probably won't listen to anyone else.

Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: SXMScubaman] #253299
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Being a pro-mask person I find it acceptable for customers not to have masks on at an outdoor establishment having drinks and enjoying food. Sitting at a bar or table with friends with masks on just does not compute

Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: Carol_Hill] #253309
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Hello Carol ,
They won't listen to me , money talks lol.

Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: Kennys] #253312
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Lesley--I guess anyone who goes there needs to tell them not to take away the parking, or they won't be coming back.


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Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: SXMScubaman] #253332
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I won't be doing that.There are plenty of customers well within walking distance of their establishment. Looks like they've decided that the increased serving areas outweigh the lost parking. Their yard.....their rules.

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Good for them but.....HORRIBLE news for everyone else in the area unless you like a car parking nightmare. That area needs less cars not more. But Is it really a beach bar that you can hang on the beach all day? To me not really and not that great of beach. I much prefer Mary's Boon Beach Bar or Katakter which is a great fun beach and even has guys in the parking lot and helps you park your car. Even driving to Orient is less hassle. How in the world can a business get a permit and not provide parking for customers? But you see it all the time on the island, I'd only go there or Greenhouse for a quick meal...otherwise I'd pass. Just me. I'm sure the will do fine.

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They had a lot of tables and chairs before they closed. I live in the Cupecoy area and would have to drive my car. I'm not walking a mile from parking around the corner on the beach for a burger or ribs no matter how good they are. Removing the parking area is just a flat out bad idea.

Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: SXMScubaman] #253351
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Guess they believe they can do fine with locals along with tourists from Royal Palm, Atrium, Flamingo, Simpson Bay Villas and SBR. They are probably correct

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Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: boucharda] #253356
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Along with La Vista. All in walking distance.

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I left La Vista out because of the hill challenged but I guess it's the same as Flamingo....and SBR...

Total. for all....A tad over 820 rooms of various size and persons in each

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Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: boucharda] #253364
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Originally Posted by boucharda
Being a pro-mask person I find it acceptable for customers not to have masks on at an outdoor establishment having drinks and enjoying food. Sitting at a bar or table with friends with masks on just does not compute

Thank you. There is still a little common sense left in the world.


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Re: BBB opens April 18 [Re: Carol_Hill] #253480
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Hi Carol , just passed by and the parking is open.

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They probably received complaints

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I didn't think that the parking removal was planned to be immediate but more an "in the near future" thing....like the beach cabanas.....their immediate issue was just reopening not expansion

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Originally Posted by Kennys
Hi Carol , just passed by and the parking is open.

Should be as that was scheduled to happen later in the year or beginning of next.

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Lesley--as others said, I think they were talking about the future, to do away with the parking.


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Thanks Dear !

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Was the last and first place to go for a drink on island. Nice people worked there, great cheeseburgers. Picturesque views. Let's hope it retains the original charm.

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