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Nadi’s Ice Bar Owners Come Back Anew With $80K Investment

To the rest of the businesses out there compromising ethics, he said: “We know that certain businesses are proven to be riskier than the others during the pandemic." “Do not try to cut corners or compromise practices to earn an extra buck." “Because all you are doing is risking the health of your workers and clients and the reputation of your business and Fiji on the whole."
24 Dec 2021 11:00
Nadi’s Ice Bar Owners Come Back Anew With $80K Investment
From left: Ron and Kyrie Goundar, Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport Faiyaz Koya and Tappoo Group of Companies executive director Kaushal Tappoo during the launch of Ice Bar & Grill at Martintar in Nadi on December 22, 2021. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

One of the popular night spots in Nadi has revamped and aligned its operation into the post-COVID norm.

On Wednesday, the Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport Faiyaz Koya launched the improved Ice Bar & Grill at Martintar.

Mr Koya said remodeling and re-engineering the traditional way of doing business was a matter of survival in our business world.

 

The owners invested $80,000 into the new look.

Formerly Ice Bar Nightclub, Mr Koya praised owners, Ron and Kyrie Goundar for being in the business for the past 13 years.

“That’s a decade of continued investment, a decade of providing jobs and decade of service,” Mr Koya said.

“Again, like every other business, the COVID-19 pandemic has called for remodeling and re-engineering the traditional way of doing business as a matter of survival.”

 

Practice Best Ethics
To the rest of the businesses out there compromising ethics, he said: “We know that certain businesses are proven to be riskier than the others during the pandemic.”

“Do not try to cut corners or compromise practices to earn an extra buck.”

“Because all you are doing is risking the health of your workers and clients and the reputation of your business and Fiji on the whole.”

 

“This is our home, our own Fijian businesses and our own people, so we must do our very best to protect what is ours. And I say this with utmost sincerity.

“While the last thing we want to do is fine or shut businesses down – if the need arises, we will not hesitate to do so.”

Managing director Mr Goundar said it used the downtime in business to revamp the establishment.

“This is an impressive space and coming back anew,”

 

The establishment is employing 16 Fijians and three more at eco-fresh garden on Fantasy Island.

The garden supplies organic produce to Ice Bar and Grill.

It also has a bistro, kava bar, cocktail bar and restaurant services and will also provide shuttle service – taking their service to another level.

The operating hours are from 10am-10pm.

 

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