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Quito's sold.. #310313
12/14/2023 11:47 AM
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Tortola/ Sonoma, California
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Local businessman and former politician,Vanterpool, has annouced he is buying Quito's Hotel; and bar and restaurant..not sure what the $$ is..yet.End of an era.This man is buying up lots of the BVI's..already bought Pusser's and The Rock Cafe on VG. Its the end of an era for me with Quito's gone..

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Re: Quito's sold.. [Re: Manpot] #310319
12/14/2023 04:33 PM
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Is that Marc?

Re: Quito's sold.. [Re: Manpot] #310323
12/14/2023 05:33 PM
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Never a good thing when one entity holds too much…..

Re: Quito's sold.. [Re: Manpot] #310368
12/15/2023 02:26 PM
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I used to live in a small resort city where one entity bought many of the restaurants and businesses. In the end they just became mediocre.

Re: Quito's sold.. [Re: Manpot] #310370
12/15/2023 02:45 PM
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Mal--Is Quito still on island?


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Re: Quito's sold.. [Re: Manpot] #310389
12/15/2023 06:02 PM
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I hear he's here right now but living on Maui much of the time witgh wife Kim

Re: Quito's sold.. [Re: Manpot] #310391
12/15/2023 06:46 PM
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OK, that's kind of a shame, for the BVI's anyway.


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Re: Quito's sold.. [Re: Manpot] #310405
12/16/2023 08:21 AM
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Big losss.....and "Pusser's at Quito's" just doesnt work for me..

Re: Quito's sold.. [Re: Manpot] #310410
12/16/2023 10:20 AM
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The first time my wife and I went to Tortola (land-based) was 1996. We were on Patouche II with Frenchie and Claudia skimming across the Sir Francis Drake Channel listening to Quito’s Paradise album the day before we left. We had to return to hear him live. The era ended for me when he retired from performing.


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Re: Quito's sold.. [Re: Manpot] #310411
12/16/2023 10:36 AM
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New Paltz, NY, Narragansett, R...
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My kids first heard him play when they were pretty small and were enamored with him. We mistakingly didn't buy a CD at the time so I was able to contact him and was sent complimentary signed copies I put in their stockings that year. It's now become a tradition to listen to him about a month out from any BVI trip. My kids would always ask "Is it time for Quito yet?"
It's bittersweet now though knowing we will never see him play again.

Re: Quito's sold.. [Re: Ragtime] #310417
12/16/2023 12:34 PM
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yes, Mark Vanterpool

Re: Quito's sold.. [Re: Manpot] #310429
12/16/2023 04:18 PM
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Hearing he has plans to turn the hotel into "for sale" condos...

Re: Quito's sold.. [Re: Manpot] #310432
12/16/2023 06:18 PM
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A million a piece, I hear.

Re: Quito's sold.. [Re: Manpot] #310434
12/16/2023 06:55 PM
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We’ll take two 😉


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Re: Quito's sold.. [Re: Manpot] #310435
12/16/2023 06:57 PM
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Does anyone know if Quito is still writing/recording?
Looks like he was playing at his place over Thanksgiving?


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Re: Quito's sold.. [Re: Manpot] #310553
12/18/2023 08:47 PM
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No one at Quito’s I guess…


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