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Minister Says Bar Owners Knew About Rent Increase On The Strip For Months

Bar owners on the popular entertainment area the Frigate Strip were given months of notice about the rent increase which was scheduled to take effect early April.This is according to Tourism Minister Grant who addressed the contentious issue on Tuesday after a bar owner took to Facebook over the weekend.

“I understand the concern of the owners of the bar at The Strip because of the increase in rent, I understand that because any person who is in a business and gets an increase in a matter that affects their bottom line is going to query it so I understand that. I want to say the bar owners are not caught by surprise because I am advised that over a year we have indicated to them that we are going to increase the rent of the spaces.

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