Honolulu Club shuts downUPDATED 11:26 PM HST May 08, 2013Video Transcript
three birds. A hasty end to the Honolulu Club, at least for now. Even though members knew the club was going to close, today's sudden shutdown of the longtime gym left some scrambling. KITV4's Paul Drewes has more details in this story, new at 10. For some members, the Honolulu Club has been more than just a place to workout...it is an important part of their social scene. :09-:20 "I've gotten job, music gigs and found good friends and that is something that just doesn't happen at other gyms" Members were told the current club would be closing on the 15th before a new Honolulu Club opened up on June 1st. Then suddenly alerted today would be the last day. Some had to scramble, not just for a last workout but to clear out lockers and say goodbye. billy@9:56-10:00 "A lot of the members are quite frustrated they only had 12 hours notice" Longtime members weren't the only ones left in the dark about the change in plans. Management for the club taking over hasn't even brought in new equipment yet, because they are not allowed in until the 15th. 1:57 "the original plan was they would be out on the 14th" Some members may make the move with the old club as it re-locates to Kakaako. But some will stick with the same location, and tell us they await not only a remodeled Honolulu club, but one that communicates better with members. 4:16-4:25 "we want to make it much grander, members here are looking for something much higher quality and we're looking at giving that to them" While the doors are closing on this long-time gym, some are pumped up about what the future holds for the honolulu club. :58-1:05 "like we've been for the past year, we're try to see the bright side and we'll have a party in June" Management of the current Honolulu Club did not respond to our calls or questions about the reason for today's sudden shutdown. Yunji.