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locale, the Nguyens opened up shop in 2018. There, they offer both dine-in and take- out for a newspaper-themed menu that ranges from cus- tomizable and signature pies — like The Tribune, a combination pizza, and The Chronicle, a vegetarian option — to popular pūpū picks like garlic cheesy bread, mozzarella sticks and chicken wings. Specials to be on the lookout for in- clude happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, during which time appetizers and pints are a mere $5, and a $12.95 lunch special that includes half a pizza and the choice of a side salad, garlic cheesy bread or three chick- en wings.
And despite having to deal with the challenges of
the pandemic for two out of the three years that they’ve been in business, Sarah says they’re doing just fine.
it a point to give back to the area, as well.
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 Pearl Highlands Pizzeria Pivots To Provide More Playfulness For Its Patrons
 At the Pizza Press, happy hour is 3-6 p.m. Mondays - Fridays and items available include garlic cheese bread, buffalo wings and mozzarella sticks. LAWRENCE TABUDLO PHOTO
A fixture in the Pearl City community now for a few years — almost three ex- actly, in fact, as The Pizza Press recently celebrated its third anniversary on Dec. 12 — the Nguyens have made
“We are entrepreneurs, we are resilient, we’re fighters,” she says.
“One of the things that we do by being a part of the community, we do fundrais- ers,” says Sarah.
To pivot, The Pizza Press began offering takeout alco- hol and hosting events like trivia nights and live music, both of which continue to take place every Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.
“We give a certain per- centage back to the commu- nity,” she continues, adding that past beneficiaries have included a sports team, dance squad and a rotary club.
“Anything that we needed to do to survive COVID, we did,” Sarah adds. “It’s gotten better. We were able to sur- vive.”
The Pizza Press in Pearl City is located at Pearl High- lands Center, 1000 Kame- hameha Hwy., Ste. 233, and is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays-Wednes- days, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. To learn more, find the biz on Instagram and Facebook (@thepizzapresspearlcity), or call 808-744-7771.
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