Notes on the Geography of Guyana: Guyana: Central Georgetown: Photo 10
It's the famous ice-house, or DEMICO, as in Demarara Ice Company, which did in fact sell Canadian ice, along with liquor. There was a hotel upstairs. Roy Heath, in his memoir Shadows Round the Moon, recalls "a notorious drinking place opposite Stabroek market, where the reek of stale rum engulfed its clients in a thick, invisible haze" (p. 172). Not on this Sunday morning, at least.
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