Thursday 24 September, 2020

Outpouring of love for One Eleven owners after devastating fire

The owners and staff of One Eleven East Beach Bar are receiving lots of messages of love in the wake of the horrific fire that flattened their bar and restaurant in Speightstown.

Days after the blaze which occurred on September 3, the owners took to their Facebook page to communicate with their customers and friends saying:

"This is just a quick note to let everyone know that we have only just managed to get some connectivity. We are now reading all of your kind messages and offers of help. We will be back in touch with you over the next day or so. In the mean time our thoughts are also with Archer's Hall and all of those affected by the fire. Thank you all once again.

"Beth & Martin."

Monique Archer of Archer's Hall responded with: 

"We are so devastated for you as well. Watching our businesses burn was one of the most tragic moments in our lives. We will rebuild and be stronger and better soon!"

With almost 200 emotional reactions and likes, others commented reinforcing their love for the establishment, for their "favourite place" in Barbados, that went up in flames in a matter of a few hours.

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Kiki from London wrote:

"Dear Beth, Martin and the whole One Eleven team, so good to hear that you are all safe. It was horrific to see the photos of the fire, and to learn that one of the most beautiful and special places on the island has burned down. What you created with One Eleven is unique, it always feels a little like spending time in a friend’s private garden by the beach, a very stylish and chilled garden! It might feel daunting now, but we all hope you will rebuild. And if there is anything I can do to help, promote or spread the word, or anything else, please just let me know. Looking forward to see you all again this winter. All the best from London Kiki xxx"

Doreen McNamara: Sending you and the 1.11 East team our love, our condolences, and our sincere hope that you will rebuild and come back stronger than ever secure in the knowledge that so many of us are thinking of you and are behind you 100%

Tina Thatcher: Beth, Martin,Aaron and Ami ... so glad you and the rest of your staff are safe. Devastated for you all built something so unique and wonderful at 1.11... sending love, hugs and positive thoughts ..... love The Thatchers

Eileen Dunmore: Heartbreaking to watch our favourite bar along with our favourite furniture store burning ......look forward to seeing both rise from the ashes .

Sending love xx

Alison Cresswell: Sending you all so much love from Scotland. I couldn’t believe it when I was sent videos. I don’t even know what to say but I know you will come back stronger. Most importantly you are all ok and we will be with you in the next part of the journey

Marlon Brewster: Sending you my love n light, my support and prayers. If you need any help please feel free to ask. I love your space and have danced all over it for the Alchemists parties. I love the ambiance of the space whenever I visited to relax and chill with friends. This is heartbreaking. Beth you truly are a beautiful person and I know God will continue to watch over you and your family. You shall RISE above it all. God bless.

Tracey Henderson: Our favourite bar 🙌🏻 so sorry to hear this !! Hope your all ok xxx

Robert Booth: Sending love and best wishes from the UK...111 E one of our favourites...very inspiring bring a lot of happiness to a lot of people...look forward to seeing chapter 2 which Im sure will be perfect

And truly understanding some of what the 111 owners are feeling in this very moment, Lisa Sherman- Shamray said:

"My thoughts are with you. Back in 2001 my business burnt down on new years eve ... its a terrible thing to experience but out of it can also come much love and care. Keep strong and keep the faithxx"

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