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Old May 21st, 2009, 10:28 AM
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Default So much for the famous Banana Daiquiri spot in St. Thomas

Fire hits Virgin Islands' `home of the banana daiquiri'
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands -- U.S. Virgin Islands authorities say a blaze has gutted a popular tourist attraction touted as the home of the banana daiquiri.

Fire Chief Glen Francis says the 60-year-old Mountain Top souvenir shop and tavern was reduced to rubble early Tuesday on the island of St. Thomas.

Francis says the Mountain Top was already engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived and it took crews four hours to douse the wind-whipped blaze.

The tavern 1,547 feet above sea level, is recommended in Caribbean guide books as a place to buy knickknacks and down banana cocktails while taking in views of outlying islands.

Investigators would not speculate on what caused the fire.
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awww! ... so sad ....

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Wow that's terrible news on so many levels.
Mountain top was such a popular stop along the tour route.
We'd been there twice, most recently this past November.
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That is sad, what a shame.
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Yes Donna, what a real shame. I was looking forward to visiting it for the third time next month.

Darn!

With the money it apparently made, I'm sure it will be rebuilt.

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WOW that really stinks, we were there in January, what a view, so sad
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Bummer...we never went there..and those drinks look mighty tasty rover.


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Boy, wildrover, you really know how to stick it to us !
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I do like that pic. It made me shed a tear.
Wish I could take credit for it but alas, no. It's floating around the net.
All of my pics have heads cut off, thumbs in the viewfinder, or are too dark for the circumstances. Plus I am not nearly that creative. Maybe I'll have better luck w/ my new camera.
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I bet everyone a frosty drink, it will be rebuilt very quickly!
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ok I know where the mall is with the tavern with the upside down shark is..... you don't mean this area do you.

I have never been up the mountain and wanted to go there this october.... I guess there is no point now is there..??

Does anyone know if it was rebuilt... or will be by October.?

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Sorry I understand it is at the top of the Mountain, man I wished to go there ... guess not.....

Is the sky ryder working lately to get up there..???? Is that wreaked too.... ?

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