In a post shared to their Facebook page on April 23, Calico Jack’s, a beach bar located on Grand Cayman in the Cayman Island, announced that it was closing its doors. The post, shared that morning, stated that the year end planned closing for the beach bar was moved up to its current date because of COVID-19 and the affect on its current ability to generate business. The beach bar, which had been opened for 16 years, was forced to close down due to the current pandemic. As a result of the loss of business, the post declared that the beach bar will not reopen once the restrictions are lifted.
The full post from their Facebook page is as follows:
“For the last 16 years, Calico Jacks has been home to countless Jam Nights, Jackpot Saturdays and epic Full Moon Parties. It has been an amazing ride and we owe it all to our incredible staff and our global Calicos community. Without you, Calico Jacks would not have become one of the best beach bars in the Caribbean.
As the world grapples with the effects of Covid-19, many of us are faced with difficult decisions during these hard times. While we previously advised that we would be closing at the end of this year, it comes with a heavy heart that we must say Calico Jacks will not be reopening. We know this comes as a shock to so many but we want to be clear that this was one of the hardest decisions our management team has ever made.
It has been an absolute honour to be chosen by all of you over and over again as your place to chill, party and make unforgettable memories but all good things must come to an end.
We hope that you all stay home and stay safe, virtually hanging with your friends in our honour.
Thank you for sticking by us for the last 16 years!”
You can find out more about the closing of Calico Jack’s including quotes from the owner, Hanel Whittaker.