There’s fresh news on the fate of Flamingo Bar and Grill, 6028 Heards Lane on the island.
The establishment still is open, but the cooks are gone and it’s a bar venue only. Hours are from 4 p.m. to closing Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Although it’s still open, it’s on the market. Owner Bob Greig hopes to either sell or lease the property to a restaurant operator.
Less than a year ago, Greig opened Flamingo Steak and Seafood with great success.
But a few months ago, he surprised loyal patrons by closing that concept to open the more casual Flamingo Bar and Grill, which was billed as a sports and entertainment venue. Patrons, however, preferred the original concept and the new establishment didn't have a strong following.
So why did Greig close the popular steak and seafood concept?
Greig said he wanted to pursue other interests. Owning a full-service restaurant the magnitude of Flamingo Steak and Seafood was a full time job and not one that he wanted to do, he said.
He hopes a restaurant operator will bring such a concept back to the 10,000-square-foot building, which has been home to a long line of eateries, including China Border, China Island Buffet and Saka Sushi & Hibachi.
He plans to keep the bar concept open for a while. He'll either lease or sell the building.
Know anyone in the market for a restaurant building? Who would you like to see take over the property?