Pizza Man Doc closes Holder’s Hill store, three more on the line

Signs gone from Holder’s Hill building.

Pizza Man Doc has closed another of its restaurants, with three more outlet closures pending.

Managing Director of Pizza Man Doc, Grey “Doc” Brome, confirmed today he had actioned his decision to close some of his outlets to reduce cost.

Brome told Barbados TODAY that he has closed the Holder’s Hill branch, which had 12 workers on the payroll, and went on to say that three more closures were pending.

Brome however revealed that some of the affected employees may be absorbed in other outlets owned by the company.

He asked: “What is going wrong in the hospitality industry? Establishments that are not under renovations are being closed. Many more restaurants are expected to be closed in the near future. Is it the lack of funds; is it a lack of innovation?

prebudgetgraydocbroome“Maybe we can call on the University of the West Indies to lend the industry their expertise if our present leaders are not interested or concerned whether they stay in business or disappear from the economic landscape.”

Brome, who has been in the hospitality sector for the past 30 years, lamented the fact that some restaurants were disappearing after three or four decades in the business.

The long-standing businessman told Barbados TODAY that so far he had closed his outlet in the Satjay Mall on Victoria Street and another on Roebuck Street.



18 Responses to Pizza Man Doc closes Holder’s Hill store, three more on the line

  1. Shelly Payne
    Shelly Payne September 5, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Oh boy….is this our future cause it looks grimm

  2. Krystal Chase-Gibson
    Krystal Chase-Gibson September 5, 2013 at 11:50 am


  3. Liz Griffith
    Liz Griffith September 5, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Our future is the way it is because de people voted them in, TWICE!!

  4. Beverly Gerber
    Beverly Gerber September 5, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    and you want to build a $500,000. resort?????

  5. Suzanne Nurse
    Suzanne Nurse September 5, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    🙁 chaa. it isn’t all about politricks….the party before WAS IN 2x too…

  6. Debbie Burnett
    Debbie Burnett September 5, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Very sad!

  7. Marcus Skeete
    Marcus Skeete September 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Just bare in mind, everything is not about POLITICS!.. people are no longer interested in buying Doc’s poor quality pizza…. but i’m still saddened though.

  8. J.C. P.
    J.C. P. September 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Keep voting DEM with their high VAT.

  9. Cat Rock
    Cat Rock September 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Oh noooooo

  10. Nelson Darwin
    Nelson Darwin September 5, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Shit pizza.

  11. Wayne P Hoyte
    Wayne P Hoyte September 5, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Not everybody wants Pizza … to many locations

  12. Wayne P Hoyte
    Wayne P Hoyte September 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    there are several small home based pizza joints in operation no … if you dont reinvent ya self how ya expect to compete?

  13. Wayne P Hoyte
    Wayne P Hoyte September 5, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    the 3 on the breadline can start they own pizza joint to sustained themselves. all is not lost the UNEMPLOYED just need to refocus and rethink. Possibilities are endless. Stop crying doom and end the the world. use the free education more wisely now

  14. Cheryl Anne Boyce
    Cheryl Anne Boyce September 5, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    too bad Hubby n I liked eating there once inna while

  15. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne September 5, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Can’t believe the people from Holder’s Hill now have to ‘eat the rest and forget de best’.

  16. Bradley T September 6, 2013 at 12:04 am

    It is true that this business was around for a long time! a fact which is clearly evident given the state of many of the outlets which seem to be stuck in a long gone time. In days like these you have to get creative and adapt. Location, atmosphere & value for money! those are things that people want. I’m sure if the facilities were upgraded and the locations were more critically accessed, with the addition of some sort of re-branding campaign, I’m more than sure there would be a dramatic increase in business or at the very least an even, level flow of it. Some nice modern signage, lighting, atmosphere, served & service areas….. these things count for a lot. That location in Holders hill to begin with was not an optimal spot for doing business! that particular junction is not very pedestrian friendly and there isn’t really any straight forward, visible place to safely park your car and head in for a bite. The Doc & other long standing businesses did not adapt and hence the problem they are facing now.

  17. Joyce Bailey
    Joyce Bailey September 6, 2013 at 4:41 am

    They crap pizzas anyway you all need pizza express out there

  18. M.m. Cumberbatch
    M.m. Cumberbatch September 6, 2013 at 7:29 am

    I grew up eating doc pizza.. too bad the quality has declined.. I stopped eating there years now.. The cheese he is using i dunno.. Thing smells like vomit.. Keeping the slices in the heater deteriorates the pizza as well.. Ppl want fresh not been in the warmer whole day.. Sometimes i feel Gordon Ramsay should come bout here and reveal the real problems in these places.. Poor product lazy and unmannerly staff and nothing new on the menu will run down any business.. Its not always economy and government. There are several other pizza places doing a better quality slice for the same money..


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