Nick's, Brew Moon latest casualties
Advertiser Staff and News Services
Two more Honolulu restaurants have decided to call it quits amid the deepening economic downturn.
Nick's Fishmarket, a fixture in Waikiki for 40 years, and Brew Moon in Ward Centre, are the latest casualties in a string of restaurant closures in recent months.
Nick's closed Wednesday after serving its last meal Tuesday night, according to a desk clerk at the Waikiki Gateway Hotel where the restaurant is located. Calls to the restaurant went unanswered.
Similarly, Brew Moon closed abruptly on Tuesday after more than 10 years at Ward Centre. When the restaurant opened in 1998, it was the first Hawai'i location for the East Coast chain known for its handcrafted beers and eclectic menu.
The closings follow the shutdown of Cisco's Cantina in Kailua last month and Compadres in Ward Centre last fall.
$12 AIRFARE? IT WAS A WEB SITE GLITCHA glitch on the Mokulele Airlines Web site yesterday resulted in about 160 interisland tickets mistakenly being sold for $12, substantially below the carrier's lowest fare of $39.
Customers who bought the cheap tickets are being notified that they can rebook the ticket at the $39 fare, or receive a refund, a Mokulele spokesman said.
The glitch was "quickly corrected," but not until about 160 tickets were sold, the spokesman said. Customers discovered the error when they entered the final key stroke to pay for the tickets on the Web site. The Web site indicated the ticket price was zero, with a $12 charge added for taxes and fees.
VERIZON INVESTED $29M IN ISLES IN '08Verizon Wireless said it invested $29 million in new cellular sites and other equipment in Hawai'i last year.
The company has invested more than $186 million in the Islands and $50 billion nationally since 2000.
Verizon said the 2008 enhancements "significantly increase the number of calls and data transmissions the Verizon Wireless network can handle for its customers in Honolulu and throughout the Islands."
Verizon added seven new cell sites last year, including three on the Big Island (Volcano Estates, Laupahoehoe and Puna), two on O'ahu (Nu'uanu and Iroquois Point) and two on Kaua'i (Puhi Road and Wailua Homestead).