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Goodbye, Chai By the end of 2012, award-winning Chai’s Island Bistro will shut its doors for good after more than 14 years of business. The final month will be full of live music from longtime friends such as Jake Shimabukuro, Barry Flanagan and Willie K. Chef Chai Chaowasaree will open a new restaurant at the Honolulu Pacifica Building in 2013.

Chai’s Island Bistro, 1 Aloha Tower Dr., dinner served nightly from 4pm, [], 585-0011

A New 12th In the spring of next year, 12th Avenue Grill will change its location to the former Victoria Inn Building. Its current spot will eventually undergo a rebranding with an entirely new menu, but will still be under the operation of owner Kevin Hanney.

12th Avenue Grill, 1145 12th Ave. Ste. C, open Mon.–Thu., 5:30–9pm, Fri.–Sat., 5:30–10pm, closed Sun., 732-9469

Keep It Local OnoPops, known for sourcing only fresh Hawaiian-grown fruit and using only local ingredients, will launch a new four-pack bundle for its most popular flavors including Butter Mochi, Lilikoi 50-50, Strawberry Lemonade, Mexican Chocolate and more. Until now, OnoPops have only been sold individually.

Available at Whole Foods Market, Foodland, Kokua Market and Kalapawai Market, [], 354-2949

Moving Across The Mall Saint-Germain Bakery in Shirokiya will be closing by Dec. 30 and re-opening by the end of March at a new Ala Moana location near Forever 21.

Saint-Germain Bakery, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. Ste. 2250, open Mon.–Sat., 8am–9pm, Sun., 9am–7pm, 955-1711

Special deliveries ‘Umeke Downtown is offering a holiday catering special, with portions that serve either 4–6 or 8–10 people. Menu includes kalua pork burritos ($24.99), ‘Umeke tofu poke ($18.99), summer rolls with peanut hoisin sauce ($39.99), edamame cranberry feta salad ($28.99), pumpkin chocolate cheesecake ($24.99) and more.

‘Umeke Market, 1001 Bishop St. Ste. 110, open Mon.–Fri., 7am–4pm, 522-7377, []

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