Club Legacy, one of the main sources of entertainment for people in the south of the island, will be closing its doors to the public after today, Wednesday (October 14).
Carlyle Prowell told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that his club will today be hosting its last karaoke, which will feature Mr. Legacy, Sir Lancelot and Twinzoftwinz. Starting time is 7 p.m.
Prowell said a bus will be made available to and from Legacy. Persons, who wish to attend the event, could call for special pickup at 519-7334. The club will be opened all night.
Questioned as to what led to the closure, Prowell told SNO that there were a number of reasons that led to the decision, including poor business and low turnout at special events.
He claims that many people in the South don’t have jobs and money to patronise the business, while the flow of tourists and medical students have also been very poor.
“I have also been experiencing some issues with operating an entertainment unit,” he said.
According to Prowell, the police stopped issuing him permits to operate a loud speaker in Vieux Fort and he has had to travel to the Police Headquarters in Castries to get one, every time the need arises.
Prowell said, “As a young business man, I took a risk and invested thousands of dollars. But people can’t even afford $5 door entry for a product or well over $15 for the quality we bring to the South.”
The businessman said it has been “tough” to operate a business in that particular area, especially since “nothing is really happening in that part of the island” and he can no longer subsidise the cost for several items.
Prowell opened Club Legacy in 2011 after working for close to a decade with Coconut Bay Resort as the entertainment manager. At the time, entertainment was lacking in the area, according to him.
The club, which houses an entertainment bar and restaurant, is now being put up for sale.