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Posted By: captjeff

pinki knox closed?? - 07/08/08 08:38 AM

Got a e mail from a local friend who said ,that Pinki knox is no more ?? closed I thought to my self how tough it is to open a place here as you need to open with a bang from the get go .And all who know this was not the case here . My guess it was not planned out well ,I will not go over my food report ,but neddless to say it was not to my liking.Not that I am the worlds number one food and service Guru but I know hot from not!!! I feel very sorry for this couple as they came here with a dream to open a business and live the dream but only to find out it was a nightmare .The island has some great places to eat so it just did not happen .. The others where so much better all around.Hate to see this happen to nice people but any one comming here has to understand what it takes to open a sucessful place here.You must do your home work and have money ,time and skill.Then you got a shot to live the dream.
Posted By: Windjammer

Re: pinki knox closed?? - 07/08/08 08:41 AM

Sorry to hear that Capt as I was looking forward to trying this trip.
Posted By: pamkillen

Re: pinki knox closed?? - 07/08/08 01:20 PM

Is Sweet Basil's holding on?
Posted By: Northern Canuck

Re: pinki knox closed?? - 07/08/08 01:32 PM

Hope so, we really like Sweet Basil's, great food and good service.... Like Capt, we were not impressed with the food at Pinki Knox but it's too bad they didn't make a go of it.
Posted By: captjeff

Re: pinki knox closed?? - 07/08/08 01:40 PM

Pam I do not know enjoyed the food the last trip down ,but things happen now so fast on the island .They where again very nice family.so I shure hope so...I still say we have some great places to eat here ,and my hats goes off to all the hard working people that run kitchens ,serve good food ,put, up with all the sh*t the customers dole out and so on..What is that that frankie sings if you can make, it here you can make it anywhere!!!!!!
Posted By: Loansum-Al K

Re: pinki knox closed?? - 07/08/08 11:18 PM

captjeff, as you well know that if you even want to come close to succeeding in the restuarant business, you have to "marry" it. They were a great couple and enjoyed being around them.....however, they were not married to it.
Posted By: Loansum-Al K

Re: pinki knox closed?? - 07/08/08 11:22 PM

Originally Posted by Northern Canuck
Hope so, we really like Sweet Basil's, great food and good service.... Like Capt, we were not impressed with the food at Pinki Knox but it's too bad they didn't make a go of it.


Must have been to a different Sweet Basil's than I went to.....several times then crossed it off my list.
Posted By: BrusselSprout

Re: pinki knox closed?? - 07/08/08 11:47 PM

Why is everyone discussing this couple's personal business on the message board? I have no idea what happened but if I were them, I wouldn't appreciate all this speculation.
Posted By: Three_Palms

Re: pinki knox closed?? - 07/09/08 12:33 AM

I love the food at Sweet Basil. I tried to go today, but Tuesday is the one day a week they close.
Posted By: captjeff

Re: pinki knox closed?? - 07/09/08 02:24 PM

Brussel Sprout ,I See no one here talking about there ,personal life. or life styles. Just that there place closed.And we can as a chat board talk About restaurants opening and closing.And it does not take a rocket scientist to know why this happens on the island!!!!! People that live here or go down once a month like me know this.And we see lots open and close within a year ,Way to many .. And you if any one should know what I am talking about as you are in the belly of the beast Yourself..And my point Was if Any one is coming here to open a restaurant try to do your All your island homework first ...
Posted By: BrusselSprout

Re: pinki knox closed?? - 07/09/08 05:37 PM

I thought you were commenting about how their business was poorly planned and how they didn't think thru their dream. I'm just thinking that we really have no idea what happened. Maybe I misunderstood...
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: pinki knox closed?? - 07/09/08 08:23 PM

Iíve talked to Tyler Ė manager or Sweet Basilís about marketing but it just isnít happening.

Their food is wonderful, the service good and the view and breeze very nice. I really want this place to make it. They will even deliver here on the north side. However, I am concerned about the lack of business.

Last week we had a home owners meeting here at the Villas so made a reservation for eight as I wanted to make sure they had enough food. Everyone was delighted with their choices.

What I finally realized was that when we had the pull ferry everyone wanted to experience that and it only made sense to cross over and go to Sweet Basilís for lunch or dinner.

Crossing the bridge is not nearly as interesting. I do hope some of you will take the extra effort and give them a try.

Al Ė there was a period of time when Sweet Basilís was not run by Tyler and his wife and was not good. Give them another try.

I think messages here have sometimes mixed up Pinki Knoxx & Sweet Basils.
Posted By: captjeff

Re: pinki knox closed?? - 07/09/08 08:44 PM

Brussel sprout ,You probaly know them better than me!!! As I only had dinner one night there ,But spoke to lots of local friends who had dinner there <and I can share with you That yes there business was poorly planed Stevie wonder could see that !!!And the thought process of opening a business that has a lunch menu of crapes only for lunch nothing else !!!!! And four or five over price ,small dinner portions ,is just plain silly in fact stupid and not well thought out ..This was a Major factor of why they closed up!!!! My comnents where that of there very poor business model,just like the person who opened a Swiss fondue resturant here , at exotic caye resort they served over priced ,small potions plus she had no personality ..Now that Gunius lasted only two weeks .. There personal stuff or life style is none of my business as I do know them ..while I am sad that there dream was gone and went bust hopefully they will bounce back and live there dream again and make it happen ,you would not know this but one of the biggest dept stores was RH macys in new york they went bust/bankrupt seven times but made ito a great store.. I am talking from a Entrepreneurs point of view with nothing to gain by my comments .I do not enjoy watching a person lose a business.But wish every new resturant on the island well I love to dine out it is one of this island pluses. One big part of paradise ..I am talking about Pinki knox untimely Demise not sweet basils which I liked vey much...And will try again ..
Posted By: divingcowgirl

Re: pinki knox closed?? - 07/09/08 08:57 PM

I tried Sweet Basil last time out also and enjoyed it a lot! The food was good as well as plentiful!
Posted By: ragman

Re: pinki knox closed?? - 07/09/08 09:20 PM

In a few months when we return I'm going to try Sweet Basil's. Friends said it was great and I past by often but never see much activity. Activity of not we will give it a go this time.
Posted By: Northern Canuck

Re: pinki knox closed?? - 07/09/08 10:41 PM

We can't wait to go back to Sweet Basil's and Beach'n Kitchen in Jan.
Harriette do you think the bridge toll reduces their business? What happens in our city is a mall,club or restaurant where there is paid parking usually goes down hill until the management picks up the parking charge or at least some of it. Everyone is looking for a deal!
Posted By: SP Daily

Re: pinki knox closed?? - 07/09/08 10:47 PM

The bridge toll is the same amount as the previous pull ferry fee.
Posted By: chunkyruth

Re: pinki knox closed?? - 07/09/08 11:09 PM

I think tourists thought of the old pull barge as an amusement ride...I can't ever remember hearing even one complaint about the cost. In fact, a lot of folks tipped the guys doing the pulling!

On the other hand, the toll for the bridge is a whole different story...tourists are constantly complaining about it. Especially folks from states that have a lot toll bridges. I think they are disappointed that they can't escape this annoyance when they visit "paradise."
Posted By: Leah-Ann

Re: pinki knox closed?? - 07/09/08 11:11 PM

the toll's the same, but the ride certainly isn't!
Posted By: SP Daily

Re: pinki knox closed?? - 07/09/08 11:19 PM

Originally Posted by chunkyruth

tourists are constantly complaining about it. I think they are disappointed that they can't escape this annoyance when they visit "paradise."

They shoulda been here at rush hour on the old pull ferry when a huge crowd was pushing and shoving to get on....not nice!
Posted By: kris48

Re: pinki knox closed?? - 07/10/08 12:11 AM

Tried Sweet Basil's a couple of weeks ago, because Beachin' Kitchen was closed due to no electricity. Basil's was very good. Had a very nice salad, romaine with grilled shrimp, pineapple and papaya. The grilling brings out a great flavor in the fruit. They also have a really nice dog to greet people!
Posted By: Loansum-Al K

Re: pinki knox closed?? - 07/10/08 05:44 PM

Very glad to hear that Sweet Basils finally got it "tuned" in! Will definitely give it another try.
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