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Hawaii’s small businesses grapple with rising costs, staffing shortages

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                                Above, Steven Chung, center, visited Dee and Dean Mishima, right.

    KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Above, Steven Chung, center, visited Dee and Dean Mishima, right.

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                                Dee Mishima, left, chatted with longtime customer Mona Iwaoka last week at Dean’s Drive Inn.

    KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Dee Mishima, left, chatted with longtime customer Mona Iwaoka last week at Dean’s Drive Inn.

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                                Dean Mishima, chef-owner of Dean’s Drive Inn, cooked up lunch orders last week in Kaneohe. The award-winning and family-run restaurant is closing July 10.

    KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Dean Mishima, chef-owner of Dean’s Drive Inn, cooked up lunch orders last week in Kaneohe. The award-winning and family-run restaurant is closing July 10.

Dean Mishima, chef-owner of Dean’s Drive Inn in Kaneohe, is feeling a mix of emotions as he finishes up his last days of serving up gourmet plate lunches to customers before closing up for good next month. Read more

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