Shoppers are staying away from Ala Moana Shopping Center. Restaurants near the APEC Conference are closing their doors for the rest of the week. Small businesses have laid off employees for 4-7 days.Shopkeepers at Ala Moana Shopping Center are telling their employees to take a break and buy a cup of coffee to support other retailers.
APEC is hurting commerce in the Honolulu area surrounding the conference locations.
So, Mark and I decided to have dinner tonight somewhere in town, near the conference, but not in the secured zone. We want to help the local businesses. Anyone have ideas of where we should eat?
Let us know if you want to join us.
Update: The Chart House restaurant in Honolulu had an “APEC Stimulus Package” last night. We ate there when we saw the special – 40% off food! When have you ever heard of 40% off a dinner? I don’t think I ever have. My mahimahi fish dinner was $18. They took $36 off our final bill. That’s a deal!