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DeCambre sets up beer maker Razz Brewery

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Entrepreneur Roy DeCambre - FILE

Roy DeCam-bre's new beer-manufacturing operation has opened for business under the name Razz Breweries Jamaica Limited.

Razz is located on premises once occupied by Big City Brewing Company at Pechon Street in downtown Kingston.

"We bought out all the assets and completely rebuilt," DeCambre told Wednesday Business. He gave no further details on the business.

Big City Brewing Company, former maker of Real Rock Beer, Yardy Shandy, Roots Malta, Lion Heart Stout and an alcoholic ginger beer for the local market, went into liquidation more than a year ago.

Razz Breweries was registered in April 2012 with DeCambre as the sole shareholder of the company's 200 ordinary shares.

Razz is not the businessman's first foray into the beer market. DeCambre previously established Cubana Distributors Trading Limited to distribute the Cuban beer, Cristal, on the local market.

DeCambre's business ventures have projects has spanned a variety of sectors over time.

He has operated food franchises, notably Kenny Roger's Roasters and Churches Chicken; owned a gas station network, National Fuels and Lubricants, which he eventually sold out to Total SA; and is a developer of commercial real estate.