Venerable steakhouse closes
Cattle Company at Ward Warehouse was in business for 28 years
After 28 years in business at Ward Warehouse, Stuart Anderson's Cattle Company Restaurant, renamed Cattle Company Steakhouse, has closed its doors.
The lease on the 6,800-square-foot space had ended, according to Ward Centers General Manager Donna Farrell, but she declined to provide details. "We don't discuss lease negotiations," she said.
A recorded message welcoming restaurant guests and offering Easter reservations had not been deleted yesterday afternoon. Rather, a message tacked on to the greeting informs would-be reservations-makers that the restaurant has closed and directs guests to the Pearl City location at 98-1262 Kaahumanu Street.
Calif.-based American Restaurant Group Inc. has already removed the Ward Warehouse location from its Web site, but the restaurant still had a page on the Ward Warehouse Web site as of yesterday afternoon.
The parent company is looking for a new location on Oahu, according to Lynn Tomokiyo, general manager of the Pearl City restaurant. Her store will absorb some, but not all of the sister restaurant's staff.
The restaurant seats up to 280 customers, about the same as the Ward site, she said.
The Pearl City Cattle Company Steakhouse has been in business since January of 1980, and just underwent extensive renovations.
"We are not going anywhere," she said.
General Growth Properties Inc., which owns Ward Warehouse, will "continue to market the space," Farrell said.
"We're always open to whatever the best and right tenant is for all of our spaces," she said.