Is a new restaurant coming to Cruz Bay? Well according to a recently-created Facebook page, one is.
Peno Mediterannean Grill St. John USVI appeared on Facebook back in February, and announced it would be bringing “the freshest food to St. John”. They claim to be opening “in the heart of Cruz Bay” although no location has been announced.
Peno Mediterranean Grill currently has two North Carolina locations with three more pending in both North and South Carolina. According to its website, it’s a franchise.
On March 20th, the Facebook page wrote, “We will be reviewing our location this week so that we can hopefully start the construction process soon. Stay tuned as we are very excited together to bring authentic Mediterranean food to St. John.” And on April 22nd, they wrote about working on permits; however they’ve still yet to announce a location.
We reached out to them to ask for more info and this is part of their response:
I can tell you our place will be locally owned by residents of 15 years who own other businesses in USVI, this will not be a franchise and will employ local residents.
That’s all we have right now folks. We will keep you all posted as we learn more. In the meantime, have a great Monday everyone!