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Skipjack's #254603
05/01/2021 08:55 PM
05/01/2021 08:55 PM
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Boynton Beach, FL
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Just read on another forum, that Skipjack's reopened today!!! I know a lot of you were pretty bummed out when they closed!!!!

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Re: Skipjack's [Re: EdB] #254607
05/01/2021 09:25 PM
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St Maarten
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Soft opening packed with locals. Renamed SeaJacks


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Re: Skipjack's [Re: BillandElaine] #254611
05/01/2021 10:05 PM
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Auburn, WA
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Is Jim still working there? Easy to pick out with his red tennis shoes.

Re: Skipjack's [Re: EdB] #254616
05/01/2021 11:16 PM
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I'm always in the mood for good news, Ed, so thank you for this news. It's one of our favorite places to dine in the Simpson Bay area so I hope it's just as good as it was before. I'll keep that name change in mind.

Re: Skipjack's [Re: SXMScubaman] #254633
05/02/2021 08:05 AM
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We were not there, but I understand Jim is working there again.


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Re: Skipjack's [Re: BillandElaine] #254649
05/02/2021 10:28 AM
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Auburn, WA
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Thank you. I hope to see him next week.

Re: Skipjack's [Re: EdB] #254650
05/02/2021 10:37 AM
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Wonder why they changed the name to Sea Jack. Only thing I can think of is they didn't want to pay the price for Good Will.

Re: Skipjack's [Re: SXMScubaman] #254651
05/02/2021 10:42 AM
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Probably something to do with the bankruptcy'


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Re: Skipjack's [Re: BillandElaine] #254654
05/02/2021 11:37 AM
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Also the former Owner is still part of it in the background. Semi - retired.

Re: Skipjack's [Re: SXMScubaman] #254655
05/02/2021 11:39 AM
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I agree, it probably has something to do with the bankruptcy.

It might not just be an issue of paying to keep the original name. If there were outstanding liabilities from SkipJack's, a continuation of the name with many of the same operators involved, might have exposed the new operation to those liabilities. Hence the need for a new name as part of the legal construct. Just a guess on my part.

I will be interested in your observations, Scubaman, after you have had a chance to visit. Hopefully much of the food and ambiance will have been recreated. I am looking forward to enjoying a visit or two when we return in January. It has always been a favourite. I especially miss the tuna carpaccio!!

Re: Skipjack's [Re: EdB] #254657
05/02/2021 11:52 AM
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Traveler--that sounds like a good guess to me.


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Re: Skipjack's [Re: EdB] #254670
05/02/2021 04:39 PM
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We were told it was related to the bankruptcy when there two weeks ago. Also told this is not that unusual in Sint Maarten.

Re: Skipjack's [Re: CaribLee] #254681
05/02/2021 06:22 PM
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I think they could have come up with a better name but that's only my opinion.

Re: Skipjack's [Re: SXMScubaman] #254689
05/02/2021 07:49 PM
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I agree they could have come up with a totally different name, but I figure they wanted it to be confusingly similar...


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Re: Skipjack's [Re: EdB] #254692
05/02/2021 09:09 PM
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Still had the name skipjacks outside yesterday

Re: Skipjack's [Re: zeus1963] #254707
05/03/2021 07:33 AM
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Yes, old sign still there but to be changed, I'm told


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Re: Skipjack's [Re: BillandElaine] #254725
05/03/2021 10:23 AM
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Auburn, WA
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Originally Posted by BillandElaine
Yes, old sign still there but to be changed, I'm told

On island time no doubt. LOL

Re: Skipjack's [Re: EdB] #254919
05/05/2021 04:50 PM
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Seems like going bankrupt then same owners reopen happens a lot on sxm. I don’t know all the details but Having friends that are food vendors Personally I’m not interested in supporting a business that closed owing dozens vendors thousands $ and employees and government not paid then reopens, probably to just do it again. IMO. Lots of great restaurants in the area, I do wish them better luck this time around.

Re: Skipjack's [Re: EdB] #254925
05/05/2021 05:38 PM
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Good point......I'd like to know all the facts.


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