Wharfside Village Gets a New Owner

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Image credit: Steve Simonsen Photography

We’ve heard rumblings that Wharfside Village was on the verge of being sold, and today we can officially tell you it has a new owner.

Joe DeCourcy, a longtime resident of St. John, purchased both the land and the buildings earlier this week. The deal was made public Thursday afternoon after the former owner, Wharfside Village LP, notified Wharfside’s tenants.

If Joe’s name sounds familiar to many of you, it’s because he has quite an interest in Wharfside. Joe is the owner of three restaurants at the waterfront complex in Cruz Bay – Joe’s Rum Hut, Waterfront Bistro and Vista Mare. Joe also owns Wharfside’s paid parking lot.

We chatted with Joe Thursday afternoon, and he assured us that everything we know and love about Wharfside will be staying the same. He said he is very excited to become the new owner and is looking forward to the opportunity. Congrats Joe.








21 thoughts on “Wharfside Village Gets a New Owner”

  1. This should be good for Wharfside. The improvements I’ve seen at Joe’s and other nearby places should now carry momentum into the future! Here, here..I propose a toast!!!!

    • To piggy back on Kirk’s question/comment – I also remember the listing and thought it was interesting that it was a leasehold interest, not something I expected to see on STJ.

  2. Congrats, Joe has steadily improved Wharfside so lets all hope for more good things and lots of old traditions.

  3. JOE, WELL DONE DOESN’T DO IT. I BELIEVE I SAW THIS COMING WHEN YOU WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL SHOP CLASS WHEN YOU BOUGHT ALL THOSE MUSKOKA CHAIRS FOR DIRT AND TURNED A TIDY PROFIT. I SAID THAT TO YOUR DAD BACK THEN. WE BOTH KNEW WHAT YOU WEREN’T GOING TO DO. PROUD OF YOU JOE AND OF YOUR PARTNER AND TRUE LOVE, SARAH. IT JUST A LOVE STORY AND IT’S FAR FROM BEING OVER.

  4. Congratulations Joe & Sarah!
    You have proven that hard work combined with a bright mind does pay off. We wish you the very best with your newest acquisition and look forward to seeing the rest of your story unfold. You guys are the best!!!
    Enjoy it,
    Chris & Penny

  5. Well done Joe,your grandfather and grandmother would be proud of you and what you have accomplished. I know that your dad,mom and sisters as well your friends are all proud of you and Sara as well.

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