Want to Own a Business on St. John?

Who wants to run a business on St. John? Well here’s a quick rundown of several turnkey businesses that are currently for sale:

Waterfront Bistro – $999,000

Since opening in 2008, Waterfront Bistro has built a growing and loyal year-round client base by consistently delivering an exceptional experience combining quality food offerings, thoughtfully executed cocktails and picture-perfect postcard views from a dramatic vista directly on Cruz Bay beach. The addition of a great new chef in 2016 makes this is a great turnkey business opportunity.

Bamboula – $345,000


Bamboula is a successful retail business in the premier shopping area of Mongoose Junction. With more than 20 years in business, this signature boutique provides a comfortable and convenient outlet for fashionable clothing, accessories, unique decor and artwork.

Cafe Roma – $275,000


Cafe Roma has been dishing up some of the best Italian food and pizzas here in Cruz Bay since 1981. The restaurant also has a great location – just one block from the ferry dock in the heart of Cruz Bay. It’s a turnkey business with well seasoned staff in place.

Pickles – $199,500


Pickles is open five days a week and is known for its great food and fun atmosphere. It has a large indoor seating area, indoor and outdoor bar, as well as a large backyard area with several seating options.

Nest & Co. – $150,000

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Nest & Company, located at Mongoose Junction, offers a variety of products and gifts, including jewelry, candles, stationery, bedding, books, clothing, home decor, lotions, soaps & more. This is a well established business that’s a favorite shopping spot.

Cruz Salon – $78,000

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Cruz Salon St John is a turn key barber-salon business complete with four stations and an established, and growing, clientele. Outstanding foot traffic, along with established long-time restaurant and retail businesses in the same complex Lemon Tree Plaza, has led to additional walk-in customers.

Now & Zen, Coral Bay – $60,000


The boutique is located next to Shipwreck Landing in Coral Bay and has great water views. According to its listing, the boutique has an eclectic selection of art, jewelry and clothing, and many items are from Asia and Indonesia.

Want to know more about any of these business? Email us at jenn@newsofstjohn.com and we’ll point you in the right direction. :)

Pi Day Raft Up Happening Next Sunday at Pizza Pi

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If you’re lucky enough to be on island next Sunday, March 12th, you should probably go ahead and rent yourself a boat or cozy up to someone who has one, because it’s going to be a super fun day over in Christmas Cove.

Next, next Tuesday is March 14th otherwise known as Pi Day for the mathematical constant. Well our friends over at Pizza Pi are getting in on the action a few days early and will be holding their annual Pi Day celebration on Sunday, March 12th.

The party will go from noon to 4 p.m. and will feature Pi Olympics, discounted parasailing rides around Christmas Cove and of course some great pizza. So grab some friends, hop on a boat and go on over and raft up at Pizza Pi. We’re pretty sure it’s going to be a great afternoon.

Have a fantastic Sunday everyone! And for those of you way up North, stay warm!

New Food Truck Now Serving at Coral Bay Overlook

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Hello everyone and happy Saturday! Guess what? There’s a new food truck in town! How exciting is that??!!

We have a ton of fantastic restaurants here on island, but that doesn’t stop me from getting all excited about a new option! The newest spot offering food and drinks here on St. John is called Grateful Grill, and we think it’s going to be pretty darn successful.

Grateful Grill is run by Sean Olson and Megan Prins. It’s a barbecue-style truck with several sides and both non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks. It’s parked at the Coral Bay overlook on Centerline Road, so you can not only get good food, but you also have a fantastic view!

Here is a couple of pics of the menu we took Friday. We arrived around 3 p.m. and as you can see, several items were sold out. They’re open noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, but you may want to arrive early to ensure you get the dish you want.

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Oh and if Sean’s name sounds familiar, it’s because he won the St. John Rib Cookoff three times. Clearly this man knows barbecue. :)

Want to know the latest on the Grateful Grill? You can check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GratefulGrillUSVI.

Have a great weekend everyone!

View from Coral Bay overlook

View from Coral Bay overlook

Plant Sale Happening Saturday, March 4th

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The Virgin Islands Audubon Society will hold their Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, March 4th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Second Floor of the Marketplace next to STJ Hardware.

More than 2,000 plants will be available for sale at great prices.There will be many of your favorite plants from tomatoes, peppers (both sweet and hot), kale, local spinach, herbs, flowering plants, fruit trees and ornamentals. Come early for the best selection.

Funds raised at this plant sale will help the Virgin Islands Audubon Society continue their mission of educating the public and fostering an appreciation of the wildlife and their habitats in and around the Virgin Islands.

On the Market: Custom Built Home with Panoramic Views

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Hello everyone and happy Friday! Let’s end the week off with a great opportunity for the right person! For those of you interested in purchasing a home here on St. John, you may be interested in this…

Wanderlust is a beautiful custom built home with beautiful panoramic views of Coral Bay and beyond. The home was renovated in 2016 and now has a new gourmet kitchen and newly remodeled bathrooms and lower bedrooms. This home has lots of multi-use potential.

It has hurricane-proof windows and sliders, and Brazilian red locust floors throughout. The main floor has an open kitchen and great room that leads to the spacious covered porch and sundeck. There’s a 24’ X 12’ loft with a custom ships bed, and the lower floor has a bedroom, sitting area and kitchenette, large laundry room and deck.

A separate garage with a storage loft and large parking pad completes this home, which is surrounded by stone terraced landscaping and plantings. There is ample room to add a pool and/or a spa. Lastly, constant breezes keep this home cool year-round.

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20170228220104672678000000-oWanderlust is being offered for $695,000. Want more information? Please contact Tammy at 340 Real Estate Co. at 340RealEstateCo@gmail.com

Woody’s Toga Party Happening Friday Night

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Well if you’re lucky enough to be on island tomorrow night, you’re in for a real treat because Woody’s is having a toga party to celebrate its 23rd birthday … and if you know the folks over at Woody’s, you know they throw one heck of a party!

The party starts at 7 p.m. and goes until… well whenever. All proceeds from the satellite bar outside will go to St. John Rescue. St. John Rescue is an invaluable source here on island as they are truly our first responders. So please, wait in line a tad longer if you have to and get your drinks from the satellite bar. (Drinks purchased inside of Woody’s do not go to St. John Rescue.)

Jon Gazi will be on hand to entertain, as will the 3rd String Allstars and DJ Adonis. There will be $3 Bud Lights, $5 Stoli and $5 Milagro drinks.

For those of you over on St. Thomas, there will be a late night ferry at 1 a.m.

So go ahead and transform that sheet now … toga!