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Founder of Greens & Vines handing reins to new owners

  • JAMM AQUINO / 2012

    Sylvia Thompson, right, chef and owner of Greens and Vines, enjoys a meal paired with fine wine with her husband Pete. Thompson is selling her restaurant and will work on a cookbook.

  • JAMM AQUINO / 2012

    An entree of vegan lasagne at Greens and Vines vegan restaurant in Kakaako.

  • JAMM AQUINO / 2012

    A Greens & Vines appetizer of “not tuna” salad with date mustard on onion flatbread is an example of the raw-vegan menu items.

Some 13 years after her husband’s health scare changed her life and built the foundation for an unusual restaurant business, Sylvia Thompson is ready to retire. Read more

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