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Shanta’s for sale

Shanta’s Puri Shop on Camp Street
Shanta’s Puri Shop on Camp Street

After a court battle over the ownership of the building housing the popular Shanta’s Puri Shop on Camp Street concluded last year, owner Deodat Persaud has decided to sell.

An advertisement in yesterday’s Sunday Stabroek announced the sale and Persaud, who said, “Shanta’s is a national institution and has good history in Guyana,” confirmed that he was selling.

In a case that went all the way to the Court of Appeal, a decision was made last July that upheld a High Court ruling that the then occupant of the 225 Camp and New Market Streets building had no legal authority to do so. A ruling was made in favour of Persaud.

Stabroek News reported last year that following the death of businesswoman Parbati Persaud aka Parbatti Persaud, her two sons became locked in a legal battle to gain control of the property. Premdaat Persaud had taken over the business, claiming that the property was sold to him prior to his mother’s death. However, his brother Deodat Persaud, who was named the executor of the woman’s estate, had argued that there was no evidence to support such a claim and had asked his sibling to vacate the property. The business has been a part of Guyana’s culinary history since the 1960’s.

The Court of Appeal, after hearing all arguments in the matter, dismissed the appeal filed by Premdaat and his son Mikail and affirmed the March 20, 2011 decision of High Court judge Rishi Persaud. The court also awarded costs in the sum of $200,000 to Deodat.

 
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That was one of my lunch spot when attending school in G/T. Opposite Shanta's was another competing business, I can't remember the name. I would have a potato ball, dhall puri with sour and wash it down with puma punch.

kp posted:

That was one of my lunch spot when attending school in G/T. Opposite Shanta's was another competing business, I can't remember the name. I would have a potato ball, dhall puri with sour and wash it down with puma punch.

Ice Palace?

GTAngler posted:
kp posted:

That was one of my lunch spot when attending school in G/T. Opposite Shanta's was another competing business, I can't remember the name. I would have a potato ball, dhall puri with sour and wash it down with puma punch.

Ice Palace?

Ice Palace was not opposite.  It was at the corner of Middle and Camp.  Opposite of Ice Palace was Evan’s with the best chicken patty.  Christ Church Secondary was at one of the corners. Opposite Shanta’s was an office building with some nice cars parked up in the yard.

From Shanta’s you had to walk past Plaza cinema to get to Ice Palace.

Nehru posted:

It is a shame when Family members has to go through such proceedings. Maybe Rishi's wife pushed him to do so, at least that is how it is done normally):

This is what happens when you don’t grow a business and the existing business cannot support multiple families.  Then you end up in fights over the spoils. 

Bibi Haniffa posted:
GTAngler posted:
kp posted:

That was one of my lunch spot when attending school in G/T. Opposite Shanta's was another competing business, I can't remember the name. I would have a potato ball, dhall puri with sour and wash it down with puma punch.

Ice Palace?

Ice Palace was not opposite.  It was at the corner of Middle and Camp.  Opposite of Ice Palace was Evan’s with the best chicken patty.  Christ Church Secondary was at one of the corners. Opposite Shanta’s was an office building with some nice cars parked up in the yard.

From Shanta’s you had to walk past Plaza cinema to get to Ice Palace.

Correct!! Yamis'a Butcher shop and Restaurant is close to Shantas

Nehru posted:

It is a shame when Family members has to go through such proceedings. Maybe Rishi's wife pushed him to do so, at least that is how it is done normally):

Nehru behave yourself and look on the bright side.  Maybe your boi Kohli will buy it and open a second one at the cricket ground.   

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Bibi Haniffa posted:
GTAngler posted:
kp posted:

That was one of my lunch spot when attending school in G/T. Opposite Shanta's was another competing business, I can't remember the name. I would have a potato ball, dhall puri with sour and wash it down with puma punch.

Ice Palace?

Ice Palace was not opposite.  It was at the corner of Middle and Camp.  Opposite of Ice Palace was Evan’s with the best chicken patty.  Christ Church Secondary was at one of the corners. Opposite Shanta’s was an office building with some nice cars parked up in the yard.

From Shanta’s you had to walk past Plaza cinema to get to Ice Palace.

The shop was on the North of Shanta's, I am talking in the late 60's to Early 70's. The North west corner and Shanta's was on the South West corner.

GTAngler posted:
kp posted:

That was one of my lunch spot when attending school in G/T. Opposite Shanta's was another competing business, I can't remember the name. I would have a potato ball, dhall puri with sour and wash it down with puma punch.

Ice Palace?

Don’t recall if it was opposite, but near to Shanta’s. Ice Palace had good pastries.

alena06 posted:
GTAngler posted:
kp posted:

That was one of my lunch spot when attending school in G/T. Opposite Shanta's was another competing business, I can't remember the name. I would have a potato ball, dhall puri with sour and wash it down with puma punch.

Ice Palace?

Don’t recall if it was opposite, but near to Shanta’s. Ice Palace had good pastries.

Ice Palace had the best hamburgers and milkshakes.

Bibi Haniffa posted:
alena06 posted:
GTAngler posted:
kp posted:

That was one of my lunch spot when attending school in G/T. Opposite Shanta's was another competing business, I can't remember the name. I would have a potato ball, dhall puri with sour and wash it down with puma punch.

Ice Palace?

Don’t recall if it was opposite, but near to Shanta’s. Ice Palace had good pastries.

Ice Palace had the best hamburgers and milkshakes.

Right. Evan's for pastries and Prashad's Bakery I think it was for doughnuts.

Bibi Haniffa posted:
GTAngler posted:
kp posted:

That was one of my lunch spot when attending school in G/T. Opposite Shanta's was another competing business, I can't remember the name. I would have a potato ball, dhall puri with sour and wash it down with puma punch.

Ice Palace?

Ice Palace was not opposite.  It was at the corner of Middle and Camp.  Opposite of Ice Palace was Evan’s with the best chicken patty.  Christ Church Secondary was at one of the corners. Opposite Shanta’s was an office building with some nice cars parked up in the yard.

From Shanta’s you had to walk past Plaza cinema to get to Ice Palace.

Worked there in the early 70's , running the canteen. Know Shantas since then , the building looks the same.

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Bibi Haniffa posted:
GTAngler posted:
kp posted:

That was one of my lunch spot when attending school in G/T. Opposite Shanta's was another competing business, I can't remember the name. I would have a potato ball, dhall puri with sour and wash it down with puma punch.

Ice Palace?

Ice Palace was not opposite.  It was at the corner of Middle and Camp.  Opposite of Ice Palace was Evan’s with the best chicken patty.  Christ Church Secondary was at one of the corners. Opposite Shanta’s was an office building with some nice cars parked up in the yard.

From Shanta’s you had to walk past Plaza cinema to get to Ice Palace.

I never went to Shanta's. Ice Palace was a short distance from St. Margaret's. 

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GTAngler posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:
alena06 posted:
GTAngler posted:
kp posted:

That was one of my lunch spot when attending school in G/T. Opposite Shanta's was another competing business, I can't remember the name. I would have a potato ball, dhall puri with sour and wash it down with puma punch.

Ice Palace?

Don’t recall if it was opposite, but near to Shanta’s. Ice Palace had good pastries.

Ice Palace had the best hamburgers and milkshakes.

Right. Evan's for pastries and Prashad's Bakery I think it was for doughnuts.

Salt and pepper for cheese roll.  And Rico’s at New Market and Thomas Streets for cupcake.  Brown Betty for chicken in the ruff with a lil roll inside the box.

Prince posted:

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Do you think them two this blight the people business? 

Bai, shut yuh rass. The homan dead and she two sons fighting. And Nehru correct, me sure some wife deh behind instigating the fight.  Behind every fighting coolie man, there is a prodding coolie woman. 

Ah suh coolie story does go!

Whoever buys Shanta's is getting some good intellectual properties. The name is worth alot of money because it could be used in other parts of the country and Caribbean and if these people are smart and they write down how they make their food and they have a way to make it fast. All of this is intellectual properties that comes with the business. If you fellas doubt me then ask Safraz. He is an intellectual property lawyer.