In The Mix
Liquor license refusal for Brian's is fishy
SOMETHING smells pretty fishy at Hawaiian Brian's Billiards
. In an area filled with bars and nightclubs, the Kapiolani Boulevard pool hall had its application for a liquor license denied last week.
The reason? Local government officials and neighborhood board representatives jumped on the N.I.M.B.Y. attitude of residents from nearby Kapiolani Manor. They say serving liquor there will be too much for them to bear.
Never mind that two new bars opened in the immediate area earlier this year, and that customers parking in the area and heading to nearby Blue Tropix and Femme Nu are easily mistaken for patrons from Hawaiian Brian's. Not only was denying their license a bad decision, but it's also one that could threaten to put a 15-year-old kamaaina company out of business. Auwe ...
YOU'VE STILL got time to pick up $17 presale tickets for next weekend's "Surfest" at Kualoa Ranch.
Presented by Hawaiian Hurricane Productions, the fourth annual event features live entertainment by Eek-A-Mouse, Natural Vibrations, Go Jimmy Go, Neken, No Bare Feet, National Product, Anberlin, Ooklah the Moc and Red Degree.
Gates open at 9 a.m. Dec. 17, with free parking available from 8 a.m.
Call 266-6730 ...
CONGRATS to all the ladies featured in the new "Women of Zanzabar 2006" calendar. Manager Parson Iosua invited the women to party with DJ Shawn Ho and Power 104.3's Island Boy at the club on Friday, with Miss Zanzabar 2006 Sonia Mendoza* and the rest of the women taking time to autograph calendars for fans at one point during the evening. You can pick up your copy at Zanzabar's front desk ...
GOOD TO see lots of fans at the De La Soul show on Saturday. Dominic Monghan* led a "Lost" contingent in the VIP lounge, as the Nocturnal Sound Krew* and Emirc* got things started. It was also a trip to watch two women get out of a white stretch limo in front of the club, proclaiming their search for two women for an un-named passenger inside ...
AFTER SEVEN years at the Wave Waikiki, promoter Flash Hansen is moving his "Pussycat Lounge" party to the yet-to-open Fashion 45. It'll debut at the new venue on Dec. 16 ...
December 13, 2005
MY APOLOGIES to Sonia Mendoza, Dominic Monaghan, the Nocturnal Sound Krew and Emirc. A production error led to their names getting misspelled in this space last week ...
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