Sad news from Kauai

We just received this message and we’re greatly saddened to see one of our favorite vegan restaurants in the world speak of closing.  Our prayers our with them for second chance.

Blossoming Lotus Kaua’i to Close Doors at End of 2008

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Aloha Friends & Family of the Lotus,

Barring a miracle, The Blossoming Lotus will be closing its doors on December 31, 2008.  We are saddened to share such news, and although it ironic that our business model has taken a successful shape amidst the economic climate due to our recent restructure, the past debt the business is carrying is proving to be dire.

The Blossoming Lotus has been a pillar in our community and a beacon of light for sustainability and healthy food alternatives. We have a sense of peace knowing we had such an impact on our Kaua’i community.

We thank you for all your support over the years in so many ways.  We realize we have provided a safe haven, a form of sanctuary, here at our Restaurant & Juice Bar.  We have found much joy in supporting our local farmers, musicians, artists and residents over the years. And we are deeply grateful for the love and support we have received in return.  Words cannot convey the feelings we have in relation to our shared endeavor, and the entity we call ‘Blossoming Lotus’.

Our collective wish is for the Blossoming to continue to touch the hearts of our community and tourists alike.  Miracles do happen, and it is true that we are open to them now.

We are reaching out to our extended family for assistance. If you or anyone you know feels inspired to help us keep this dream a reality, please forward all correspondence directly to Gabe Zingaro. He can be reached by email at: and by cell at  (808) 652-1440.

With deep thanks,

The Blossoming Lotus Ohana

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