POSTED: 4:41 p.m. HST, Mar 5, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 6:13 p.m. HST, Mar 5, 2014
Rock & Brews Paia opened for business at 11 a.m. Wednesday, but famous KISS rockers Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were not present for the first lunch service.
The restaurant's famous co-founders were present for the blessing about a month and a half-ago, according to the hostess on duty Wednesday afternoon.
"We like to call them our mascots," she said.
The Star-Advertiser reported on the planned restaurant two years ago, which raised community hackles in the historically low-key town.
The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Rock & Brews also has locations in Southern California and Los Cabos, Mexico.