Kona Hard Rock Cafe closes

Kona Hard Rock Cafe closes

There are 51 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Apr 3, 2008, titled Kona Hard Rock Cafe closes. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Hard Rock Cafe will be closing its doors at the Coconut Grove Marketplace in Kona when its lease expires on July 21.

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J Elizabeth

AOL

#1 Apr 3, 2008
Aloha!!!!!!!!
Aloha Oi

Kaunakakai, HI

#2 Apr 3, 2008
Another one bite the dust... whos next in line, K-Mart.
So what

Honolulu, HI

#3 Apr 3, 2008
Why is this any more news than hundreds of other small businesses shutting down.
Byron

Addison, IL

#4 Apr 3, 2008
Good riddance to Hard Rock, this place is totally played out already, it has outlived its appeal by 10 years. Next in line to go please shut down planet hollywood.
ALANA

Wahiawa, HI

#5 Apr 4, 2008
These corporate restaurants, like HOOTERS, need to cater to the local clientele. Kona is not a heavy metro tourist destination and is very seasonal. Most here come to relax. Hard Rock Cafe tried to take you out of Kona. Good food with some good local offerings and good service always sell to locals. They should look at the local restaurants that have been here for a while.
michael

AOL

#6 Apr 4, 2008
who is next?
Kaileo - missing Hawaii

Colton, CA

#7 Apr 4, 2008
it's a corporate restaurant... who cares?
KUSU MA YA

Sakai, Japan

#8 Apr 4, 2008
At least Hard Rock offered it's employees opportunity to transfer to other cafes.Much better than Aloha! Where was the GOV.on this matter!Now GOV.can't collect taxes from 45 people.Aloha Airlines really finished NOW!!

“4 "Blondie"”

Since: Nov 07

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#9 Apr 4, 2008
Aloha Oi wrote:
Another one bite the dust... whos next in line, K-Mart.
I am hoping it is wallmart.

“4 "Blondie"”

Since: Nov 07

;-) @>--;--

#10 Apr 4, 2008
Byron wrote:
Good riddance to Hard Rock, this place is totally played out already, it has outlived its appeal by 10 years. Next in line to go please shut down planet hollywood.
We have one of those here in Kona?

“4 "Blondie"”

Since: Nov 07

;-) @>--;--

#11 Apr 4, 2008
ALANA wrote:
These corporate restaurants, like HOOTERS, need to cater to the local clientele. Kona is not a heavy metro tourist destination and is very seasonal. Most here come to relax. Hard Rock Cafe tried to take you out of Kona. Good food with some good local offerings and good service always sell to locals. They should look at the local restaurants that have been here for a while.
You bring up a good point, why run to the place not spouting hawaiian something when you came to enjoy paradise.

I heard the Hooters across the street closed, too.
Dave

United States

#12 Apr 4, 2008
what ever happen to "Don the beach combers" lol
What I see for being on the outside, is that
you "locals" moved to Hawaii for the "local"
appeal, then wanted someone to give you a job.
And the only work in the islands is Tourist.
Now you don't like K-mart, Wal-mart etc:
but you moved to and live in Hawaii.
wonder if whats left of the Native population
would like to see you all leave. Aloha to
Aloha air, good bye, ATA, so long Cruise
ships..(many are leaving the inter island)
routes. Just an opinion but stop crying.
If the US gov did not have Pearl Harbor
in Hawaii, there would be no Hawaii, its
the gov jobs and infrastructure that
keeps the islands afloat.
transfer

Wailuku, HI

#13 Apr 4, 2008
KUSU MA YA wrote:
At least Hard Rock offered it's employees opportunity to transfer to other cafes.Much better than Aloha! Where was the GOV.on this matter!Now GOV.can't collect taxes from 45 people.Aloha Airlines really finished NOW!!
Hey, Dumbo - where would Aloha personnel transferred to? Japan Airlines?

Since: Mar 08

Honolulu, HI

#14 Apr 5, 2008
Too bad about the jobs lost...the service and the food sucked when we were there. This is no surprise.
KUSU MA YA

Sakai, Japan

#15 Apr 5, 2008
transfer wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, Dumbo - where would Aloha personnel transferred to? Japan Airlines?
Sounds like a plan.I'M saying at least the workers were not BLIND SIDED,Need more things EXPLAINED for your IQ LEVEL
Becky

San Diego, CA

#16 May 16, 2008
I really liked this place here in Kona. It was a nice place to chill, and I can't say the food was all that great, but, it was the atmosphere that I loved so much. It was about the music.
It's been a hell of a ten years, and now it's time to go.
Hard Rock Cafe Kona - Mahalo and Aloha.
Kahala Girl

Houston, TX

#17 May 17, 2008
I gotta be honest service is really not that good anywhere in Hawaii. Everytime I come home, I am blown away.
jermaine

Honolulu, HI

#18 May 17, 2008
Dave wrote:
what ever happen to "Don the beach combers" lol
What I see for being on the outside, is that
you "locals" moved to Hawaii for the "local"
appeal, then wanted someone to give you a job.
And the only work in the islands is Tourist.
Now you don't like K-mart, Wal-mart etc:
but you moved to and live in Hawaii.
wonder if whats left of the Native population
would like to see you all leave. Aloha to
Aloha air, good bye, ATA, so long Cruise
ships..(many are leaving the inter island)
routes. Just an opinion but stop crying.
If the US gov did not have Pearl Harbor
in Hawaii, there would be no Hawaii, its
the gov jobs and infrastructure that
keeps the islands afloat.
Wow has this guy ever visited Hawaii before. He is totally clueless

Since: Jan 08

Kahului, HI

#19 May 17, 2008
In the final analysis, theme restaurants need the support of the local population to even out the seasonal fluctuations.
Purple Gecko

Castro Valley, CA

#20 May 17, 2008
RIP HRC

local grinds rule

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