This morning Seaside Bar & Grill served up its last $4.95 breakfast special. The Waikiki restaurant is being forced to close along with about 10 other businesses in a complex of several small buildings mainly fronting Kuhio Avenue.
Some of the business owners say they received an abrupt notice from landlord HPM Corp. that by the end of today they must move out even though they have leases running through the end of this month.
Other tenants said they haven’t received a formal notice and so they expect to stay open.
The mix of businesses on the property is an eclectic one. It includes Seaside Bar & Grill, Tsunami’s Waikiki nightclub, Vietnamese restaurant Old Saigon, a tattoo parlor, SWAT Gun Club, Amnesia and Envy nightclubs, Club Alley Cat, strip club Hawaii By Night and adult video store King Video.
Club Alley Cat was the scene of a murder in September when a man with a rifle fired about 10 rounds into a crowd outside the club. Two people were injured and 22-year-old Maleko “Mac” Remlinger was killed.
A representative of HPM could not be reached for immediate comment.