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Pyrat Factory to Close!

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Pyrat Factory to Close!

Postby ondine » Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:56 pm

I was just at the Pyrat shop today, Christmas shopping, and the lady working there said they would be closing soon. She could only estimate that it would be sometime in January, but not sure exactly when....so, stock up if you plan to go anytime soon. It sounds like they are going to Guyana and possibly labor costs are a factor...according to the staff I spoke with there today.
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Postby Anthony » Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:19 pm

Oh no that is terrible news... thanks for the update!
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Postby star101192 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:19 pm

Has the Pyrat Rum Factory closing been confirmed???
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Postby Anthony » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:03 am

star101192 wrote:Has the Pyrat Rum Factory closing been confirmed???


Not sure - maybe ondine can confirm for us???
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Postby Anthony » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:51 pm

I am told there is info here:

http://www.anguillaforum.com/viewtopic. ... ight=pyrat

That came along with this comment:

"There were several problems. Wages are too high here. Shipping is too high because we don't have a deep water port that can be accessed by regular size container ships. And NICA. Martin felt they were being expoited on the rent they were forced to pay to NICA when their former lease expired. He intended to building their own building, close to Mariners, but he died, and there was suddenly no reason for the rum factory to be in Anguilla, and a lot of reasons to leave.

The shares held by the estate have been sold to Martin's former partner."
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