The Executive Order granting off-premise privileges to on-premise licensees and take-out cocktails has passed! The order used broad language, and pushed the specific rules to the county level. Please note the following is not legal advice, but rather general ideas of how to start making sense of it all.
The 2020 Covid-19 pandemic has severely hurt Hawaii’s food and beverage industry, an industry that’s been deemed essential. Many bars and restaurants have laid off employees, or have shut down. However, with minor adjustments to a food and beverage establishments’ business model, the number of bankruptcy filings caused by these temporary closures can be minimized.
Hawaii Beverage Guide has been working with Hawaii Restaurant Association (HRA), Young's Market Company of Hawaii and Cherry Co to help address the issue. So far the following letter has been sent by HRA to Governor Ige as well as various State of Hawaii Representatives and Senators.