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September 20, 2014

Fresh news on fate of Flamingo Bar and Grill

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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:23 pm | Updated: 6:00 pm, Tue Oct 29, 2013.

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?