Welcome to the second instalment of Down the Street.
Each month the Observer on Sunday will take a trek down one of the busy thoroughfares on Grand Cayman and have a chat with the business owners and neighbours who make those streets the vibrant places of commerce and home on a daily basis.
This week we chose Shedden Road to glance at the diversity on the same road that the parent company of The Observer on Sunday, Cayman Free Press, calls home.
Did you know that where the Cayman Free Press building sits was once a huge mango tree? When the floods came folk had to dive in the water to retrieve the mangos.
Later, what eventually become the CFP building was one of the first commercial buildings on Shedden. Tommie Bodden ran a cafeteria called Bodden House Restaurant.
Take a read through today’s offering and you’ll find that many of the shop owners on Shedden Road have roots on that once marled road as they grew up here. They’ve watched a dirt track grow into one of the more thriving business areas of Grand Cayman. The businessmen and women who put out their shingle on Shedden years ago made wise decisions. It’s a place we all consider our neighbourhood and home.