Contrary to some rumors, TopWater has every intention of returning, owner Robert Jakubas said. Jakubas had hoped to be open by now. But as owners of most businesses hit by Ike can attest, construction schedules and insurance issues don't always cooperate. Jakubas hasn't received insurance payments and he and partners are doing much of the work on their own, he said.
Jakubas doesn't want to try to give exact opening dates and I can't blame him. But he is hoping to return some time in February.
And there are signs of progress. I'm reporting in my Biz Buzz column tomorrow that the gas was turned on at TopWater this week.
What's the first thing you plan to order when TopWater returns?
That old man wants his $5 dollars to launch by golly! He came out the other day when we were backing down the ramp & asked my buddy If we had put our launch fee in the box, which of course we had. We hadn't even made it past the bulkhead & he had his key out checking to make sure.