Milestone / Timeline

Friday, February 9, 1996

Opened its doors at 51 Hope Road as ‘Friends of The Deck’

October, 1996

First Live Music Show with Ernie Smith

1997 - 1998

Hosted Reggae Boyz with Rene Simoes on many occasions

November, 1998

Deck Personality Selectors Spin-off, first winner was Mr. John Hunter

October 1999

First Family Fun Day at Lydford Farms – ‘Friends on The Farm’

October 2001

Placed 2nd – Appleton Vintage Spin-off, Deck represented by Mrs. Caitlin Young

2000 - 2001

Opened ‘Friends in The Place’ at The Market Place on Constant Spring Road.

August, 2001

Independence Celebration in New Kingston – Replicated ‘The Deck’ on Knutsford Boulevard complete with decking, netting, bar and music by The Deck Selectors.

July, 2002

Relocated to 14 Trafalgar Road

May, 2003

Nominee (1st of 3) for Jamaica Observers Food Award – “Coolest Watering Hole”

August, 2003

Beginning of ‘Live Thursdays’ – Weekly live musical performances with Errol Lee, Dwight Pinkney and Mickey Hanson showcasing Jamaica’s greatest musical talents – 2 year run.

July 2007

First Hosting of Miss Jamaica World Contestants – Winner – Yendi Phillips

June 2008

Hosted – ‘Home Coming Lyme’ for 3rd Bi-annual Diaspora Delegation

March, 2010

Beginning of Merritone First Sundays on The Deck……. continues today.