Update: There is now a report that one of the four eateries, Chloe and Bernard's, has closed. The upscale restaurant at the Westin has had several operators during its life.
The hotel's Concierge desk confirmed, saying Chloe's is closed "this month, for the slow season."
It's reasonable to expect the second-floor space in the main Westin building will be in operation as another restaurant by winter season. They won't allow the space to go empty.
Anthony Finta says he’s heard that the company which owns four the island’s best restaurants “may be going under.” Finta passed along what he’s heard on Virgin Islands On-Line, the Web site he’s run for what seems like at least 10 years. He is a true Internet pioneer.
In his posting early Friday, Finta said, “(I) am sort of loathe to post rumors and such – but this is pretty juicy.
"Hearing various rumblings that the restaurant group that includes Paradiso, Asolare, Chloe & Bernard’s and the Balcony may be going under. With the Stone Terrace already closed, this would be a huge event to St. John fine dining.”
Certainly we know the economy has been awful. Even so, there has been very little turnover activity – or closings – among island restaurants.
Oddly, despite the popularity of these restaurants, only two comments were made on the report in the first 24 hours. JohnLMBZ06 said, tongue in cheek, “That would not be good. Except for my wallet since my wife is so insistent that we visit those places every time we go."
"Devastating," was the word Mrs. Inquiring Iguana used.
The Inquiring Iguana sent an e-mail to the restaurants’ Web site (www.stjohn-restaurants.cxom), asking for a response, As of Saturday evening., none had been received.
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