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Postby silands » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:18 pm

I see the Beach Bar web cam is back up, not the same angle as before , however I don’t see anyone working on it? Does anyone know the status? 8) 8) thanks
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Re: Beach Bar

Postby KatieH » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:08 pm

silands wrote:I see the Beach Bar web cam is back up, not the same angle as before , however I don’t see anyone working on it? Does anyone know the status? 8) 8) thanks
We were on Island last week and they're planning to open by March 1st

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Re: Beach Bar

Postby silands » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:56 pm

Good news thanks
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Re: Beach Bar

Postby sherban » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:34 am

Webcam view looks a long way from open! ...if it's really live.
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Re: Beach Bar

Postby Knolmom » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:52 pm

The Beach Bar does an occasional event in the sand in front of the Bar. Regarding the bar/ restaurant being open for customers I have seen it posted that they will not be ready for a few months yet... possibly longer.
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Re: Beach Bar

Postby jmq » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:16 pm

Recent photos made it look like an inactive construction site. Doubtful they will be re-opening any time soon unless things really pick up at a non-island pace...
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Re: Beach Bar

Postby RickG » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:18 pm

Landlord / insurance issues persist. It would be interesting to hear the particulars.

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Re: Beach Bar

Postby jmq » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:48 am

I can only imagine. A house around the corner had a fire start in the garage from some heating/grow lamps, and it spread pretty significantly into the house - the volunteer FD really struggled to contain it. The house was unlivable after the fire and eventually the interior was gutted and re-built, and the whole process took over 9 months (!) Maybe the homeowners had really limited Additional Living Expenses (ALE) coverage, so the carrier wasn't $ motivated to move things along?

Likewise, with the Beach Bar, Joe's Rum Hut, etc., I imagine that having limited or no commercial Business Interruption coverage could also slow things down, as well the insurance carriers for the landlord and tenants pointing fingers at each other over who will pay how much for what physical damage.

In the meantime, all of the affected small business owners are hung out to dry...
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Re: Beach Bar

Postby 54b » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:39 am

Definitely sucks...especially when you consider that the Beach Bar could probably set up shop temporarily on the beach in front of their old spot with a simple tent, a few folding tables, some chairs and blender run off a car battery and people would still flock there in droves.
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Re: Beach Bar

Postby RickG » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:53 am

High Tide is open. They added cushions to their bar stools and they are much more comfortable. They have Adirondack chairs on the beach. Worked nicely for us this month.

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Re: Beach Bar

Postby News of St. John » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:25 pm

Hi all,

Just a few quick clarifications...

No landlord issues at Wharfside at all. In fact, he is working with the Beach Bar on the rebuild.

Wharfside did have business interruption insurance.

Beach Bar had a ton of structural damage, so they can't open the bar or kitchen until that's fixed. They cannot run a bar permanently of the beach.

Reed and Sherry, the owners, were cleaning out the kitchen earlier today. Not sure if that's visiblefrom the web cam.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Beach Bar

Postby RickG » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:10 am

Thanks for the update Jenn.

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Re: Beach Bar

Postby Ed S » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:47 am

A very comprehensive update from Jenn yesterday......
http://newsofstjohn.com/2018/03/25/the- ... e-village/
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Re: Beach Bar

Postby RickG » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:06 am

Another detailed article from Jenn. Thanks for documenting the recovery.

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Re: Beach Bar

Postby Ed S » Wed May 09, 2018 9:41 am

Eliton, it seems like it will be a while before the Beach Bar, Joe's Rum Hut, etc. will be back up and running. See Jenn's recent post below.....
http://newsofstjohn.com/2018/05/08/whar ... reopening/
You can keep an eye on external progress below....
http://beachbarstjohn.com/bar-cam/
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