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Cuddy’z fixtures to be sold

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder
Cuddy'z sports bar.
This file photo shows the inside of Cuddy'z as it looked on October 31, 2011.
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Allison Pitter & Company Limited has been commissioned to sell fixtures at Cuddy'z, a once-popular restaurant and sports bar located in the New Kingston Shopping Centre.

The sale, scheduled for December 16-17 at the restaurant, comes 20 months after the eatery ceased doing business.

Cuddy'z Ultimate Sports Bar was founded by Courtney Walsh, a former international cricketer who represented the West Indies from 1984 to 2001 and who captained the West Indies in 22 test matches.

The restaurant, which opened for business in 2004 ,featured menu items with sports themes such as the Formula One Burger, the Champion Cheeseburger, and the cake and vanilla dessert known as Ready to Rumble.

The menu, described as Cuddy'z Caribbean Fusion Cuisine, was said to be reflective of the cricketer's travels, with signature choices such as, Mama Walsh Stew Peas Jerk Chicken Pasta or Cuddy'z 519 Burger. The latter item memorialised the world record for Test wickets taken by the West Indies fast bowler, who retired from the game in 2001.

The sports bar itself featured over 20 big screens and was once the place of choice to watch big televised events.

 

Shuttered in 2016

 

The eatery was shuttered in April 1, 2016, when workers arrived to find a chain across the entrance as previously reported.

Allison Pitter, which has advertised the stores fixtures, did not list any cricketing memorabilia among the items for sale. The list included television sets, amplifiers, projectors, ranges, coldroom, refrigerators, a gas fryer, pots, plates, glasses, blender stations, cooling and lighting systems, tables, chairs, and stools.

Attempts to reach Walsh for comment were unsuccessful. The former cricketer is a director of another enterprise that bears his name - the Courtney Walsh Sports Goods Limited on Molynes Road in Kingston.

That store is a supplier of sports goods specialising in cricket gear, clothing, and footwear, providing wholesale and retail goods to schools, companies, and individuals in Jamaica and overseas.

The owners and directors are listed online as Courtney Walsh, Rudolph Marzouca, Michael HooSue, and Monica Williams-HooSue.

On Friday, Williams-HooSue said that Courtney Walsh was travelling abroad.

avia.collinder@gleanerjm.com