The latest to go on the block is Satyamuna, the vegetarian restaurant that opened about 18 months ago. Here’s its Web site: http://www.satyamuna.com/
Ofer Elyakim, an Israeli-born cook, and Yamuna Giuliana said they wanted to live out their dream and open up their own place, serving the local community and tourists with tasty, healthy and nutritious food.
Asking price is $59,000. Here’s the MLS listing: http://www.islandiarealestate.com/Details.cfm?id=245&type=commercial.
The story of how they pursued their goal, on the second floor of the Marketplace, is touching. See it here: http://www.satyamuna.com/story.html.
Satyamuna is just one of almost a half-dozen restaurants that have recently been listed for sale, closed, or come under new ownership and plan to reopen.
- Fish Trap … back into business, as of yesterday, June 3. Welcome back!
- China Shack, Marketplace
- Stone Terrace, Cruz Bay
- Subway, Cruz Bay
- Seniorita Pizza, Wharfside. The phone rings and rings and rings.
- Island Blues, closed, but a stateside owner is reportedly planning a new try.
- Tage, but not with that name. Walter Hinds, the award-winning chef from the Stone Terrace, has reportedly taken a lease on the space.
By the way, the Inquiring Iguana also hears that there’s a new chef at DaLivio’s, the Italian restaurant in Cruz Bay. First reports are … he’s very. very good.
Finally, this item. Ted Robinson, the genius cook behind Tage, and now executive chef at Starfish Market, is advertising for help. He wants to hire a full time "prep cook" to work with him. Sounds like a golden opportunity for someone who really wants to work and learn. Call Ted at (340) 779-4949.