Downtown restaurant forced to close after water damage

Mahalo Grille says recent rains caused closure during busy holiday season, no date announced on reopening

A popular, upscale downtown dining establishment was forced to shutter its doors temporarily due to water damage.

Mahalo Grille, located at 425 Main St., announced in an email to customers that the seafood restaurant suffered water damage after some recent rain storms and will remain closed through this busy holiday season. A reopening date has not yet been announced.

A call to the restaurant went straight to voicemail. Mahalo Grille was named the Best Seafood Restaurant in the 2009 Pleasanton Weekly Reader's Choice contest.

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Posted by wondering
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 19, 2009 at 9:38 am

Hmmmm . . . . water damage, loss of revenue insurance, indefinite re-opening . . .. this place was great before the new owners bought it. They have no people skills at all and it is no longer a fun place to get a good meal, even though it never was authentic Hawaiian food.

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Posted by Kymberli Lipke
a resident of Mission Park
on Dec 20, 2009 at 8:07 am

I'm so sorry Richard! This is awful and could not of happened to a nicer family! I hope they are able to re-open soon!!!

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Posted by Laura
a resident of Harvest Park Middle School
on Dec 21, 2009 at 9:18 am

Oh, so sorry to hear this. After I eat at your restaurant I feel healthier somehow. Your food is so yummy and fresh!

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Posted by mcdoris
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 21, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Couldn't happen to a nicer couple. We agree with "wondering"

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Posted by Sam
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 21, 2009 at 12:58 pm

I spoke with one of the employees from Mahalo and was told all of the employees were let go. Not for awhile, but fired. There was no mention of water damage or closing just for repairs.
I think they want to reinvent themselves.

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Posted by wondering
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 22, 2009 at 8:33 am

Reinvention would be a good thing. With new owners! As long as they are not claiming insurance money for "water damages" then there is no scam, just not very great business or employee ethics. Business must be really bad for them to just completely close over the holidays, guess not many people want to spend lots of money to go to a restaurant and then be treated as if they were unwanted guests. Even though I always loved the food the owners treated everyone as if we were not good enough to eat there. Most servers were nice, if not always very competent, and it was just not worth the price to be treated like that.

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Posted by Caesar
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Dec 23, 2009 at 4:31 pm high
Food......So so.

A recipe for failure

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