Thirsty Surfer sold to Jacques Scott

Jacques Scott Group Ltd and its
managing director Peter Dutton have bought the Thirsty Surfer liquor store in
East End.

Steven Broadbelt confirmed early
Friday morning that he and his wife sold their liquor store business to Jacques

“The store remains in the same
location with the same hours and the same staff,” he said.  “Jacques Scott have started some significant
renovations, but (the store) will be remaining open the whole time.”

Store hours are Monday through
Friday, 7.30am to 7pm, and Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

Mr. Broadbelt said that he didn’t
want to get into all the details, but that there were a lot of reasons to sell
the store and that he was focusing on other business opportunities. 

“I am confident that our existing
customers will enjoy the new product lines and variety that Jacques Scott will
bring to the store,” he said.

The Thirsty Surfer, described as
Cayman’s first online Liquor Store and internet cafe, is in The Reef Resort in
East End next to Morritt’s Club and Morritt’s Grand.

The “thirsty” in the store’s name
refers to the customer shopping for liquor, and the “surfer” can come into the
store and surf the Web through the store’s Wi-Fi connection.  Customers can also enjoy a fresh Starbucks
coffee or rent a movie.

The Jacques Scott Group consists of
four main divisions –- Jacques Scott Beverage Division, Jacques Scott Food and
Tobacco Division, The Wine Cellar Ltd, and Island Supply Company Ltd.