Power outage interrupted evening activities for hundreds of homes, businesses


Many in the Ala Moana, Kakaako, and Ward areas had their Friday night plans interrupted by a power outage.

Hawaiian Electric says 432 homes and businesses were out of power for two hours.

The outage was first reported at around 6:15 p.m.

Several high-rises were out of power, including Pacifica and Symphony, as well as parts of Ward Village and Ala Moana Center.

At Consolidated Theatres Ward 16, fans were either getting ready to watch or in the middle of watching the new movie “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Nearby Panya Bistro had to close temporarily.

“This is the second to last weekend before Christmas. It’s busy,” said owner Annie Yeung. “We lost the whole dinner crowd.”

All power was restored by 8:19 p.m.

This was the second outage this week for Ala Moana Center, but HECO says the two aren’t related.

Utility officials say Wednesday’s power outage was caused by a contractor doing repairs.

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