Cinnamon’s, the restaurant out of Hawai’i on the westside, permanently closed on Friday.
Since the pandemic started, the restaurant that specialized in guava chiffon pancakes closed four separate times. The first came when the state closed all nonessential businesses in Nevada last March to prevent the spread of COVID 19. The restaurant reopened with a tight menu of cheeseburgers, grilled cheese, and buttermilk pancakes on April 20 for takeout. Two weeks later, it stopped serving takeout. On May 15, it reopened the dining room for takeout and delivery. By July 15, it reopened for dinner. Electrical issues closed the restaurant briefly in September. Then a water heater issue closed the restaurant in November right after the state mandated that restaurants had to drop capacity to 25 percent with mandatory reservations and a cap at four people per table. On December 16, Cinnamon’s decided to close on Wednesdays when it didn’t have enough customers to remain open.
On January 5, the restaurant again decided to temporarily close while waiting for a new round of Payroll Protection Program funds from the Small Business Administration. “We will be temporarily closed until further notice…again for the fourth time thru all this covid insanity,” the restaurant rewrote on Instagram. “We’re anticipating 2-weeks…but things change every day.”
On Friday, Cinnamon’s announced it would officially close “due to circumstances beyond our control.”
Cinnamon’s expanded from Oahu in November 2016, taking over the 3,664-square-foot space formerly occupied by Parma By Chef Marc. The restaurant originally opened in Kailua in 1985.
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