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Jimmy Buffett's restaurant in Waikiki to close

By Erika Engle

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LAST UPDATED: 11:18 a.m. HST, Jun 30, 2014


Jimmy Buffett's Beachcomber restaurant on Waikiki Beach will soon close after only five years in business, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser has learned.

"They did ask, and we did grant an early termination on August 31, of their restaurant lease," confirmed Nancy Daniels, director of public relations for Outrigger Enterprises Group, which manages the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort.

The restaurant's general manager was not immediately available for comment, and corporate officials and their representatives did not immediately return calls.

The restaurant opened in 2009 and for a time became the home of the popular Saturday morning Perry and Price broadcast on KSSK-FM 92.3/AM 590.






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Tony96822 wrote:
Not enough margarita's sold?
on June 30,2014 | 11:36AM
false wrote:
How was their food?
on June 30,2014 | 11:47AM
PoiDoggy wrote:
Such a shame! Always enjoyed going there; easier to get into than Cheesecake Factory and the live music at night was great too.
on June 30,2014 | 11:51AM
pgkemp wrote:
no loss..........
on June 30,2014 | 11:51AM
serious wrote:
They had the best location. To me, getting a margarita in a plain water glass--no class!!! Good riddance!!!!
on June 30,2014 | 01:40PM
HD36 wrote:
GDP shrunk -2.9 last quarter. The most in five years. The CPI increased 100% over expectations. The Kool Aid drinkers are facing the reality of increasing the money supply by 400% since 2010. The economic problem was structural not liquidity driven.
on June 30,2014 | 12:05PM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
A token of gratitude is belief in the interrelatedness of all things. The flow of quizzes shakes beliefs widely held. Now, while passion or serendipity sees the sun, you can't argue against the fact that an idea jumps both ways. Just something to chew on.
on June 30,2014 | 12:24PM
hapaguy wrote:
LOL.....
on June 30,2014 | 12:36PM
HD36 wrote:
In other words, the SHF time is fast approaching.
on June 30,2014 | 02:49PM
Maipono wrote:
IRT HD36, I totally agree, but did you not mention Obama's policies in order to avoid controversy? All of the policies you mentioned are the product of president's policies, or a lack of understanding by the president about how the economy works. Ironically Jimmy Buffett is a big time supporter of Obama and in the end it was his support of an incompetent "leader" that lead to the undoing of his business. I'm sure Buffett will still be rich, as many of Obama supporters are.
on June 30,2014 | 01:06PM
geralddeheer wrote:
The conspiracy exposed! It's the filthy rich Obama supporters who are holding hands with the Tea Party...under the table. Brilliant. I didn't know...I didn't know.
on June 30,2014 | 04:31PM
HD36 wrote:
What's happening to our economy now, had its genesis on August 15, 1971 when Nixon closed the gold window and our currency became 100% fiat (backed by nothing). The consequence allowed the government unchecked debt financing. True, Obama has spent more than all other presidents combined, but it's been going on a long time.
on June 30,2014 | 04:53PM
klastri wrote:
Congratulations on figuring out how to blame President Obama for the failure of a restaurant in Honolulu! A tiny percentage of restaurants remain in business after five years, and that has been the case for decades. So yes ... your comment makes perfect sense. Have you considered teaching economics at the university level?
on June 30,2014 | 07:40PM
2NDC wrote:
The greatest tragedy here is that you capitalize when talking about "obama" and refer to him as "President".
on July 1,2014 | 04:26PM
globalball wrote:
Oh please. Don't educate yourself through Fox News. Waikiki economy is fine. More likely that Waikiki is predominately for Asian tourists and highly doubtful Jimmy Buffett is not a know or respected brand. Take your politics back to Tulsa.
on June 30,2014 | 10:25PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Señor Frog and Buffett margaritas is for Mexico. This Hawaii, we have our own style. Like those guys with Aloha shirts with parrots on it.
on June 30,2014 | 12:29PM
kuewa wrote:
I agree with you in principle, but have you been to Waikiki lately? It seems that the mainland tourists go there to eat mainland food in mainland restaurants, with some Japanese. There's almost nothing local about Waikiki anymore.
on June 30,2014 | 01:54PM
ghstar wrote:
How many Coach and Gucci stores do we really need? Looks more like NY or Tokyo than Hawaii
on June 30,2014 | 03:54PM
false wrote:
By local, you referring to Hawaiian food and eateries? I personally don't care for Hawaiian food and would prefer Asian or Western fare. With all your choices, why worry?
on June 30,2014 | 04:56PM
Pal704 wrote:
The food was aweful when eating there in April.
on June 30,2014 | 02:26PM
rexster314 wrote:
Only thing I liked there was the 1944 Mai Tai, could never drink more than two
on June 30,2014 | 03:03PM
PoiDoggy wrote:
Never had bad food there, ever. Last time there had the seafood macaroni and cheese. The "Perfect Margarita" truly was.
on June 30,2014 | 06:47PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Stepped on a pop top, blew out his flip flop, cut his heel had to head back home.
on June 30,2014 | 03:56PM
scuddrunner wrote:
Dukes could be in the same situation if it wasn't for the view, with their water down and the dead flower floating in a Mai Tai for 10 bucks. Worst Mai Tai on the islands. The beers went from 16 oz to 12 oz, same price. Lets take advantage of the tourist.
on June 30,2014 | 05:39PM
yhls wrote:
Very nondescript. Nobody cares, cared, or will miss it.
on June 30,2014 | 09:58PM
clum56 wrote:
Another mainland restraunt bites the dust. Their food wasn't the greatest another hamburger joint.
on July 1,2014 | 04:54AM
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