Hello everyone and happy Monday! We’ve been telling you a lot about the restaurants that are open, so today we’d like to give you a quick update about some the restaurants that are currently closed.
Joe’s Rum Hut – The owner of the Rum Hut had to tear down the main bar due to damage sustained during Hurricane Irma. That, coupled with the ongoing repairs happening at Wharfside Village, has prohibited the bar from reopening thus far. We have great news though! The new bar (or perhaps bars … stay tuned!) will be rebuilt soon, and the Rum Hut will reopen by March 1st. Hello Happy Hour!!
The Beach Bar – The Beach Bar was essentially “power washed” by Irma, according to its owners, so there is also still some work that needs to happen over there. We spoke to the owners recently who said that they hope to reopen sooner than March 1st (the estimated reopening date of their next door neighbor, the Rum Hut). Great news because I’m sure many of you are missing their delicious Bushwackers!
Waterfront Bistro – There are still two sailboats onshore directly in front of Waterfront Bistro. The two vessels appear to be abandoned, as their owners were never located. It is unclear when the vessels will be removed or what the future of this space holds.
High Tide – High Tide was unable to reopen initially due to the fact that the parcel did not have electricity or water. Both fortunately have been restored, paving the way for a reopening. We’ve seen staff over there working at the place, however a reopening date has yet to be announced. But we believe it will be within the next month or so… And we can’t wait!
The Longboard – Great news for fans of The Longboard… They’re reopening this Friday! As you may know, The Longboard worked with the Red Cross (and Cruz Bay Landing) to provide free meals for residents and relief workers following hurricanes Irma and Maria. They closed down in November for some much-needed rest. Since then, the place has undergone some renovations which we are eager to see. The Longboard will unveil a new menu and some new decor this Friday, and we are excited to check it out.
UMAMI – The future of UMAMI remains uncertain, according to its owners. We will have more on this soon…
Jake’s – Sadly, Jake’s is closed for good. The restaurant did not sustain too much damage, but the Lumberyard complex did as a whole. The owners of Jake’s desperately wanted to keep the restaurant open, but the owners of the Lumberyard complex deemed all of the buildings a loss. The owners of Jake’s have since left island, and we are all very saddened about that.
Barefoot Cowboy – Barefoot Cowboy sustained an extreme amount of damage, losing its roof during the first few hours of Irma. While the owners wanted to rebuild and keep it alive, the Lumberyard owners, again, deemed it all a loss. Therefore we do not believe that Barefoot will be reopening again.
Morgan’s Mango – Morgan’s Mango was heavily damaged during Irma, however they’ve been working tirelessly to reopen ever since. The owners are hoping to reopen by February 1, which makes us very happy!
The Tamarind – The Tamarind sustained a great deal of damage during Irma. Work has been happening on the property, and we are certain it will reopen as soon as they can.
ZoZo’s – Located at Caneel Bay, ZoZo’s is closed for the foreseeable future. The owner has sold a good deal of its kitchen equipment to local restaurants, signaling that it has no interest in currently opening elsewhere. My guess is that ZoZo’s will reopen when Caneel does, although that it’s simply a guess.
Knox & Ollie’s – Located at the Westin, Knox & Ollie’s is closed at least through January 2019 when the Westin reopens.
Asolare – Asolare was destroyed during Irma, and from what we can can see, no work has been done toward a rebuild since. The future of Asolare remains unclear.
Aqua Bistro – Great news for fans of Aqua Bistro… we hear that it’s reopening in the next few weeks!
Shipwreck Landing – Sadly, Shipwreck was also destroyed during Hurricane Irma. We’ve heard that the restaurant will rebuild, but that it will not be Shipwreck sadly. We reached out to the owners, but haven’t heard back yet.
Miss Lucy’s – The building itself appears to have survived, although we can see some visible damage. We have also seen people on property working to spruce the place up. We haven’t heard anything definitive, but we believe it will reopen this season.