Cruise tourists can drink from 8am

Cruise visitors will be able to buy
alcoholic drinks from 8am at the Green Parrot Bar in the Royal Watler Cruise
Terminal.

The application for an extension to
hours by Kevin Doyle was granted at the meeting of the Liquor Licensing Board
of Grand Cayman on Thursday, 3 June.

Speaking in support of his
application, Mr. Doyle said that 99 per cent of the Parrot Bar’s business came
from cruise passengers. The ships started docking before 7.30am, he said, but
currently his staff had to refuse requests for alcohol before 9am, which was losing
significant potential business.

He added that there was no
worthwhile business after the cruise ships left, aside from Friday’s Happy Hour
which was popular with locals. Mr. Doyle added that although his official hours
were to close by midnight or 1am, such was the drop-off in trade after
mid-afternoon that more often than not the bar was closed by 7pm.

The application was granted by the
board.

Other business

Also granted was an application
from Shir-Reynold’s Nightclub, who asked for permission to vary their Retail
Liquor License and Music & Dancing License to nightclub hours. Also granted
by the board was an application by David Khouri of Overton Traders to operate
from 10am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday, at the Eden Centre liquor store on
Walkers Road. Previously, it had shut at 6pm.

Ian Wright’s distributor liquor
license and Neil Bryington’s package liquor and retail liquor license were both
granted a change of location to JDAC Holdings, Unit 6 & 7, Airport Industrial
Park.

Archie’s Place has had its Music
& Dancing reinstated after two months of abeyance due to complaints.
However, the business is still on probation until September. Also, Charles Arch
Dixon’s applications for extended hours until 2am on Fridays and permission to
extend the license to include the use of the outdoor patio were both deferred
until September.