Adios! Senor Frog’s closes

Senor Frog’s has permanently closed
its doors in Grand Cayman.

The restaurant and souvenir shop
was in its fifth year of operation but a combination of the global economic
crisis and an unusual amount of missed ship calls due to inclement weather made
it unsustainable, said licensee Stefan Baraud.

“The reality is that we couldn’t
continue to sustain losses and had to make the unfortunate decision to close
the doors. It is a direct result of the economic downturn and declining cruise
ship numbers.

“What dealt the knock out punch for
us was that we lost 68 cruise calls in the middle of the season with ships
diverted to Spotts or not coming at all. We’ve had unprecedented weather this
season and it compounded the problem,” explained Mr. Baraud, who was licensee
of the brand.

Mr. Baraud did not specify the exact date the closure occurred, but it was believed to have happened within the past week. 

Read more on this story in Thursday’s Caymanian Compass… 

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