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Wailana patrons lament restaurant’s imminent closing

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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Pictured, right, is the Kurisu family being served by waitress Tina Riley. The family has been frequenting the restaurant since it opened. Seated are Marvin Kurisu, left, Richard Kurisu, Patsy Kurisu, Michelle Nelson, Pat Kurisu and Gayle Kurisu.

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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

The Wailana Coffee House in Waikiki will be closing at the end of next month. The 24-hour restaurant has been a gathering place for locals and visitors alike at its current location of 1860 Ala Moana Blvd. since 1969.