A new beach bar development for East End was granted a Retail Liquor Licence and a Music and Dancing Licence at Liquor Licensing meeting at Custom’s Headquarters.
Making the application for Channel Club at High Rock on Pisces Road, East End, Mr. Leigh Ritch’s representative Waide DaCosta said the new development is in the spirit of the Go East initiative, a Ministry of Tourism project that endeavours to bring tourism out to the eastern districts of Grand Cayman.
Mr. DaCosta said the club is based on a similar concept of Kaibo in Cayman Kai, North Side.
The architecture, he said, would be very tastefully done, and similar to the style of the new Countryside Shopping Centre in Savannah. It would be Caymanian style, but with modern conveniences such as a standing seam roof.
Mr. DaCosta said, ‘It gives a beach club feel on that side of the island and it is right on the water.’
He also stated that it would require lots of capital investment, stating that his client feels it is an investment for the future of the island, but it needs a liquor licence to give the tourists what they would expect.
Proposed opening hours would be from 9am, with extension to 1am to cover certain functions.
There is also provision in the plans for a retail outlet which would sell tourist-related items.