On a gorgeous day just made for sitting outside, Civil Beat reporter Anita Hofschneider and podcast producer Chrystele Bossu-Ragis went in search of a rare Honolulu treat — a sidewalk cafe.
It turns out that an obscure city ordinance — one planning official has no idea when or how it came to pass — bans sidewalk cafes everywhere except Waikiki and Kakaako.
Now, city planners are hoping to get that rule revised for other areas of the city — at least those near planned rail stations. And, from the sound of it, restaurant owners and their patrons will be very happy.
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Chrystèle Bossu-Ragis has been a radio reporter, editor and newscaster for 15 years in her native France for Virgin Radio, previously known as Europe 2. She has also worked as a Silicon Valley correspondent for Europe 1.