HONOLULU (KHON2) — While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced some changes, you still have a chance to celebrate the Chinese New Year with delicious food as local shops work hard to keep the spirit alive.
To ring in the Year of the Tiger, a group of volunteers has partnered with restaurants in Chinatown to help them out, sharing the concerns about the challenges the district continues to face.
Chinatown808 is best known for putting on the Night In Chinatown Festival as well as the Dragon Boat Races. Core members include those who were previously part of the Honolulu Chinese Jaycees, along with the current HCJ chapter and former Jaycees from other chapters.
The site temporarily stopped taking orders on Thursday due to the overwhelming response but has since opened it back up. Pickup will be on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the American Savings Bank Building, 300 N Beretania St.
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Chinatown808 says it is their hope to bring more attention and support to businesses and residents in the district and to see it on the path to prosperity.