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Extended power outage costly for many Chinatown businesses

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                                Bartender Angel Cornett held a notepad tracking her sales at Smith’s Union Bar on Hotel Street on Wednesday. The bar was open despite the power outage, mainly for deliveries, but business was slow.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Bartender Angel Cornett held a notepad tracking her sales at Smith’s Union Bar on Hotel Street on Wednesday. The bar was open despite the power outage, mainly for deliveries, but business was slow.

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaiian Electric crews continued to work on underground cables Wednesday while around 600 restaurants and small businesses remained without power in Chinatown. Yakitori Hachibei employees Momona Yamada, left, Noriyuki Nakamura and Kyoichiro Ono loaded perishables in coolers from the North Hotel Street restaurant onto a truck.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Hawaiian Electric crews continued to work on underground cables Wednesday while around 600 restaurants and small businesses remained without power in Chinatown. Yakitori Hachibei employees Momona Yamada, left, Noriyuki Nakamura and Kyoichiro Ono loaded perishables in coolers from the North Hotel Street restaurant onto a truck.

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Fete co-owner and chef Robynne Maii opened the door to create some airflow in the closed restaurant.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Fete co-owner and chef Robynne Maii opened the door to create some airflow in the closed restaurant.

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Yakitori Hachibei located on North Hotel Street remained closed on Wednesday.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Yakitori Hachibei located on North Hotel Street remained closed on Wednesday.

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Bartender Angel Cornett held a notepad tracking her sales at Smith’s Union Bar on Hotel Street on Wednesday. The bar was open despite the power outage, mainly for deliveries, but business was slow.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaiian Electric crews continued to work on underground cables Wednesday while around 600 restaurants and small businesses remained without power in Chinatown. Yakitori Hachibei employees Momona Yamada, left, Noriyuki Nakamura and Kyoichiro Ono loaded perishables in coolers from the North Hotel Street restaurant onto a truck.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Fete co-owner and chef Robynne Maii opened the door to create some airflow in the closed restaurant.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Yakitori Hachibei located on North Hotel Street remained closed on Wednesday.