There is a new bar in STT which encourages you to bring your dog in for a drink with you.
Really Pamela??? I wonder how they get around the Heath Department rules? On St. John, you can't even have them at the Beach Bar, which is completely open and in a common area. If you have a dog's leash tied to your chair, that is a no-no and the Health Department has been known to fine them.
Planning Requests Grande Bay’s Business License Be Revoked In a letter dated Oct. 19, Planning Commissioner Robert Mathes wrote to Licensing Commissioner Wayne Biggs to request that the business license for Grande Bay Resort condominiums in Cruz Bay be revoked because the property isn’t zoned for a hotel.
“It appears that the license was issued in error,” Mathes wrote.
According to paperwork from Planning, the property is zoned R-4, residential medium density. Planning spokesman Jamal Nielsen said Tuesday that a property to house a hotel must be zoned R-3, another residential medium-density designation.
Mathes said Tuesday that he signed the letter at the request of Planning’s staff and referred further questions to Marjorie Emanuel, who serves as the director of Planning’s Comprehensive and Coastal Zone Division.
Emanuel said that the property's owner, Bay Isles Associates, “always maintained” that it did not intend to run a hotel.
While Bay Isles may have maintained that is wasn’t going to operate as a hotel, internet travel forums indicate travelers were booking units as early as the summer of 2009.
On Tuesday, Grande Bay’s website listed resort and hotel specials that included an introductory special of 25 percent off the room rate and a promotion to stay three nights and get the fourth free.
Bay Isles' business license was issued Sept. 20. Mathes wrote in his Oct. 19 letter that the department became aware on Oct. 15 that Grande Bay did not have the proper zoning.
Emanuel said that Bay Isles will have to apply for a rezoning in order to operate the hotel.
HighTide Bar-Grill Yo, yo. Check this rap.
Take the time to resign from what yo' doin. Imma 'bout to rhyme.
High Tide is on the side. If you're far, catch a ride.
Fish tacos, shrimp kabobs. We've even got some lobs(ter).
Tush smacker? What you need's a bushwacker!
We are connecting through STT en route to STX and will have a five-hour layover on the return. Is it reasonable to leave the airport, go spend a few hours, say at the Best Western Emerald Beach, and return to clear inspection for the flight to the mainland? If we do this and our luggage is checked through to Newark, how long should we leave to clear security/passport control? Our flight from STT leaves at 1:40 PM.
Dumbest answer ever:
I think that you would have plenty of time to enjoy Emerald Beach. If you checked your luggage and just bring a swimsuit in your carry on you should be fine. It is a short walk to get there from the airport. I'd get back to the airport at minimum an hour before your flight leaves for STX, maybe even an hour and a half to be on the safe side.
My husband and I were scheduled to come to STJ on Sat. Oct. 9th. We were phoned last night and were told our reservations had to be cancelled due to flooding, lack of drinking water. Any insights would be helpful.