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Pirates Bight is back with a bang!

Almost six months to the date after suffering a devastating fire at their Norman Island base in October 2013, Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar resumed services on April 2, 2014 hosting the second annual Caribbean Insurers Ltd Invitational during the BVI Spring Regatta. Photo: VINO
Managers Rupert Starkey and Jessica Blackman related that the company was proud and very pleased to reopen at such a pressing time. Photo: VINO
Managers Rupert Starkey and Jessica Blackman related that the company was proud and very pleased to reopen at such a pressing time. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the newly rebuilt Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which resumed services on April 2, 2014. Photo: VINO
NORMAN ISLAND, VI – Almost six months to the date after suffering a devastating fire at their Norman Island base in October 2013, Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar resumed services yesterday, April 2, 2014 hosting the second annual Caribbean Insurers Ltd Invitational during the BVI Spring Regatta.

The establishment previously reopened with the Chic Beachside Bar and Restaurant in November 2013, at a temporary location adjacent to the original burnt out site.

The newly expanded elaborate beach front facility reportedly cost in the region of $1.5M and features a bit of the old look while incorporating a number of new designs.

Speaking exclusively with Virgin Islands News Online, Managers Rupert Starkey and Jessica Blackman related that the company was proud and very pleased to reopen at such a pressing time.

“This is the second year we’ve actually done the event for the BVI Spring Regatta and it was a great success last year,” Starkey noted while stating that they tried their best to reopen in time for yesterday’s event.

Ms Blackman commented that the reopening was a huge project and took a lot of work and dedication on the part of the staff to ensure that it was accomplished in time.

“We wanted to keep the same feel as the [previous] restaurant,” she added.  

According to Blackman, the new restaurant, while considerably larger, boasts a similar aesthetic to the earlier version. The roof is now higher and the restaurant also sports a larger restructured kitchen area.

Pirates Bight currently employs twenty-four staff members, a little less that before the fire struck but Ms Blackman said the company continues to hire new staff members as restaurant progresses.

The project was completed by Meridian Construction and was handed over just a day before yesterday’s opening.

 

9 Responses to “Pirates Bight is back with a bang!”

  • weed (03/04/2014, 10:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    this kool mon
  • Irucy (03/04/2014, 11:26) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good more jobs for the people glad your back in biz all the best.
  • will vt (03/04/2014, 12:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Kool see me there this weekend having a drink
  • Visiting (03/04/2014, 17:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where can you catch the ferry to visit this place? Is there a website with departure times, etc.?
  • Blyden (03/04/2014, 21:54) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    There is a new locally owned restaurant with a tropical setting, right before Beef Island bridge. The Restaurant is beautifully landscaped and the food and drinks are GREAT! I think everyone in the 7th and 8th district should come out and have a grand ole time.
    • JACK BE STILL (03/04/2014, 23:07) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      what is the name and where...but then maybe you need to pay for an ad
      • Blyden (07/04/2014, 21:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Why would I pay for an ad? It's not my place but I do enjoy going there as well as The Pirates Bight. Why are you so huffy?
    • shame.... (07/04/2014, 11:08) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Seriously. This is called spam.


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