808 Viral just posted the touching video of Uncle Kenny of ONO’s Family Restaurant talked to us about how he finally had to close after 40 years in business.
It’s no surprise that with the current restrictions in place that small business has zero chance of survival on Kauai. So many of our businesses have closed forever on Kauai.
Many on the Mainland and throughout the world do not understand that Kauai’s Mayor Derek Kawakami has implemented a 2-Test / 2-Step process to travel to Kauai which has pretty much put Kauai in a complete bubble.
While the rest of Hawaii went into the State’s “Safe Travel’s” program, Kauai opted out shortly after it started in October 2020 which has pretty much sealed its fate.
Small business was already hanging by a thread in October 2020 and the Mayor’s harsh policies cut that thread for many.
Unfortunately, the Mayor does not share publically his plans to get into the regular “Safe Travels” program.
Word on the street is he has no intentions of doing so.