Two popular beach restaurants in Anguilla were destroyed by
an overnight fire on July 11.
Johnno’s Beach Stop and Dad’s Bar & Grill, adjacent
establishments on the beach in Sandy Ground, were popular day and night spots
for visitors and locals.
No one was hurt. The cause of the blaze has not been
The two restaurants were damaged in Hurricane Irma last
September, and were rebuilt and reopened.
Johnno’s, known for its whole snapper and Sunday afternoons
filled with live jazz music, served lunch and dinner daily and had had a
presence since the 1980s in Sandy Ground.
Dad’s Bar & Grill was opened in January 2014 by
Alexandra LaMaster and Delbert Mussington, a soca musician. It was known for
its crayfish dishes and was the first restaurant in Anguilla to serve lionfish.
Neither restaurant was covered by insurance due to their
GoFundMe pages have been established to support both