Just like every bar and restaurant on St. john, Castaway’s Tavern was paying some hefty WAPA bills every month, so owner Dan Boudreau decided it was time to do something about it.
Dan replaced all the bar coolers with gigantic ice chests and turned his downstairs walk-in cooler into a storage room.
“They get iced down once a day and actually keep the beer colder,” says Dan.
The upstairs kitchen still needs full refrigeration, but eliminating refrigerators, coolers and the walk-in downstairs, along with some electrical upgrades and some added insulation, has cut Castaway’s WAPA bill … by a third.
That makes a big difference.