The Inquiring Iguana has always felt that newspapers don't pay enough attention to local businesses. They are the lifeblood of local economies: employment, sales transactions, purchases, bank loans, etc. Not to mention how critical healthy businesses are to an economy like St. John’s, dependent on tourism. The more visitors know about the local businesses’ offerings, products and services, the more likely they are to go shopping.
The Source regularly features businesses in a series called @ Work.
In the latest story, Lynda Lohr writes about the change in ownership at Coral Bay’s iconic Skinny Legs restaurant.
She says that while there may be a new owner (who has worked at the place since 2000), “the laid-back, mellow vibe remains the same.”
Doug Bean pledges not to change anything. Burgers are the specialty of the house for the customers because, “They want a cheap lunch.” No french fries will be added to the menu, because there isn't room for a fryer.