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Three years later | Loose Mongoose re-opens in Trellis Bay

Amid a global pandemic and roughly three years after it was severely impacted by the weather events of 2017, local hot spot De Loose Mongoose has re-opened with improvements in Trellis Bay on Beef Island. 

Human Resources Manager at Loose Mongoose Rochelle Lawrence told BVI News on Thursday that patrons can expect the same great food and a revamped ambience with added amenities.

“We have completely renovated the property, and I think it is about six times the size it was before. We were just left with the original structure, which was a one storey building. Everything else was completely gone,” she said referring to the hurricane damage to the facility.

“We now offer the amenities of a restaurant, an outside bar, an inside lounge, the upstairs is an open-top bar, we also have a boutique and a coffee shop. In addition to that, we will also have docks that we will be serving our marine customers with fuel. So everything that you will need in this little area,” she added.

Lawrence said that after a few unavoidable delays, the structure took roughly eight to nine months to complete and will officially re-open this coming Sunday.

“We are going to be full-blown open,” she stated, adding that they have been partially opened since last Tuesday.

In the meantime, Lawerence said the establishment offers employment to 14 staff, and that figure is expected to increase soon.

“Things are still a little bit slow coming out of the pandemic and maintaining social distancing has been quite a bit of struggle for us, so we have a bit of a skeletal staff. But we do wish to increase it very soon. We used quite a bit of staff that we had from before too,” she said.

Food, service

Meanwhile, well-known executive chef Neil Cline said patrons can expect to be delighted with their food offerings.

He said the restaurant has had “great reviews” on its cuisine so far.

“We are trying our Caribbean fusion. We are trying to offer a service to our people that is comfortable and a taste of what the BVI has to offer. It was a hefty investment, but it was an investment that was worthwhile. It will be even more worthwhile to see our people supporting,” he stated.

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  1. life has to go on says:

    THE WHOLE DOGGONE COUNTRY NEED TO OPEN UP…WHO DEAD DEAD AND WHO LIVE LIVE…WE CANT LIVE IN A BUBBLE FOREVER

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    • Beautiful says:

      Vey beautiful indeed. But So sorry ti say that it will all have to be torn down if the new plans for the Aiport gets approved.

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  2. HAND IN DE BUSH says:

    Did they take out the mooring field to take the chanel straight to their dock?
    who going to investigate this?

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  3. Congratulations says:

    Well done Doug! Great new venue for both BVI residents as well as visitors! Keep up the good work

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  4. See says:

    Congratulations . The place looks great. Now lets open the borders carefully and get some people to support these ventures .

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  5. Social Distancing? says:

    I’m waiting to hear how social distancing will be managed when everyone shows up for the opening and on any given day.

    Where is the reservation only or limit on maximum number of persons?

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  6. Robert Watt says:

    Great job Doug sounds wonderful. Wish I could be there but am locked out for the time being.

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  7. Doug R says:

    None of this could of happened without our amazing team. You guys are the best, and I’m blessed to be surrounded by everyone of you. What we all built is pretty damn cool. Thank you!!!

    On to the next project. as we leave De Loose Mongoose in the hands of our awesome hospitslity division. Good luck guys. Blessings to all.

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  8. 2cents says:

    good for them–too bad there is no business to be had.

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  9. Doh says:

    Great news!

    Hope they can survive without customers

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  10. tough times says:

    so a rich ***** boy with money from the UK takes over Trellis like he did Anegada trying to kill off the little mans shack and everyone says “oh how great” marker bhoys are moved so traffic is directed to him and nothing is said or done about it. The place is beautiful just like you get in Central America, Miami but this is the BVI

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    • Here goes... says:

      By “take over” I’m assuming you mean invest money, create jobs and totally reinvigorate the area? Perhaps if you got off your fat lazy a** you could do the same rather than sit back and spout your racist rubbish. Btw I think Doug’s lived in the BVI since he was 2 years old…

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    • Taxpayer says:

      You can’t do and can’t let others do, such a congested and coward mind!open up, how long you live such a scary life!

    • Lone ranger says:

      Me son dough tell them yo born righ de so 12

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    • HM says:

      u have to be a stupid tolan, ayo can’t do nothing for yourself and when people do domething, you have things to talk.

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  11. Chief Belonger says:

    I am delighted to see the reinvigorated space! This concept brings with it plenty of hope and some things to look forward to. All the best to all involved in this endeavor!

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  12. Hand in de bush says:

    Great for Doug, if it was Doug?
    Unfortunately not certain of his investors we don’t see behind him…..

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  13. wonky says:

    That place looks beautiful good luck to Pops son in his new endeavour with Doug. The place needed a face lift and hopeful;ly this will lift everyones game.

  14. John Knauss says:

    The new building looks beautiful from over here in Virgin Gorda. Doug and his staff have done a wonderful job….. sorry to see all the negative comments… jealousy and in ability are a virus against advancement and success. Trellis Bay Market has done great for Trellis Bay at one end…. I assure you Loose Mongoose will do great for the other end. Now just let me put in my “Poles in the Ground” 14 bar stool and 6 table “old school beach bar” some where in the middle and “it will rock”.. :).. Good Luck Doug and all of your excellent staff in Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Beef Island….. and other “new beginnings” throughout the BVI.

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    • Good ole beach bar says:

      That would be Jeremy’s Kitchen in the middle with food and drink half the price of the ones on either end.

  15. Anonymous says:

    That manager is a b

  16. lc says:

    brunch hours on sunday?

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