Farewell to Kitchen Port
The Jamaican Jerk Pit, the tiny slice of the Caribbean wedged between the Bell Tower Hotel and the former Comerica Bank on Thayer, is closed, confirm owners Beth and Steve Welch, speaking from their home in Jamaica, where they own the Lost Beach Resort hotel. The Welches, who own the Jamaican Jerk Pit property as well, say it's possible they will lease the space to another Caribbean restaurant. Though they own several other properties in Ann Arbor, they now consider themselves retired.
[Originally published in March, 2009.]
On April 5, 2009, Robert wrote:
Sad to see it go. I bought my first kitchen items from the Kerrytown store, although I can't think why as a student I was paying full retail price rather than buying used from the Treasure Mart. Perhaps the idea of a previously-owned wooden stirring spoon didn't appeal to me.