Charles Tobias the Founder of Pussers announced good and bad news this week. The bad news was that after 25 years of operations the Pussers Marina Cay branch was going to be closed. The good news was that following hurricane Irma damages the Pussers’ Landing and Co. Store at West End was going to be reopened.
Mr. Tobias announced in a statement on 1 October the decision to close the Marina Cay location was influenced by the loss sustained from hurricane Irma in 2017. He said: “To all our friends and Pusser’s supporters, we are sorry to have to tell you that we no longer have a presence at Marina Cay. Yep! Our time is up. After more than 25 years as a tenant with a good landlord, we have had to call it quits.”
“We are a small company, and hurricane Irma ate us up financially. Consequently, we were unable to meet the terms of a new lease. Nevertheless, we had a good run, introduced Pusser’s to a lot of good people like you, and had a lot of fun,” Tobias added.
Tobias tapered the bad news with some good news, as he mentioned the reopening of the West End Pussers location; however, an exact date for the West End store opening was not mentioned. The store is scheduled to swing its doors during the first part of December.
Additionally, the Pussers’ Co. Store at Leverick Bay on Virgin Gorda came through Irma with flying colors and has remained open. Similarly, the Road Town Pussers’ Painkiller Bar and Store is said to be up and running. In fact, Tobias noted that this is Pussers’ 40th Year in Road Town.
It was further mentioned that Pussers has a new location at Cane Garde Bay: “You can now come and visit us at our new place on one of the best beaches in the Caribbean: Pusser’s at Myett’s, Cane Garden Bay!” Tobias said.