Well folks, this is a story that we’ve been yearning to share with you all for so very long! Work has finally begun on The Beach Bar’s rebuild! How exciting is that??!!
So let’s cut straight to the chase. Yes, it’s taken awhile for the rebuild to start, perhaps a bit too long in some people’s minds. But it’s really not anyone’s fault for that. As we have said in the past, the building sustained a ton of damage during Irma. It’s also a very old building, which means everything has to be brought up to code. Then there’s insurance claims, dealing with banks, coming up with new plans, etc. Unfortunately things take time. So let’s not dwell on the timeframe. Let’s just be happy it’s happening!
For those of you who’ve been viewing The Beach Bar’s webcam in hopes of seeing some progress, you probably saw a lot of movement Monday. That’s because step one is to remodel and redesign the kitchen area. This means that The Beach Bar can serve more of us more efficiently. Such great news.
So you will see lots of that happening in the upcoming days. You will likely even catch a glimpse of the new permanent roof being installed and a brand new bar being poured. All exciting stuff folks.
As far as a timeline, we are still hearing sometime in December barring any unforeseen delays.
Now I’m sure your next question is: When will the Rum Hut reopen? Well they, too, need to start work. And hopefully that will happen soon. And as far as their timeline is concerned, we’re hoping sometime around the holidays. We will let you all know more when we know more.
In the meantime, please feel free to check out the progress yourselves by logging onto The Beach Bar’s webcam at www.beachbarstjohn.com/bar-cam. You may even see me pop in from time to time! And if you want to see more than a dozen webcams scattered around the island, please check out our webcam page at www.newsofstjohn.com/2018webcams
Have a great Tuesday everyone!