Restaurant association head calls for end to state restrictions

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Soni Pomaski shows Barbara Houston the bottled lychee cocktail from Moon and Turtle in Hilo on July 7.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald People wait for their food outside of the Tuk-Tuk Thai Food Truck in Volcano on July 9.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Alysse Winston serves saimin to a table while working at Ken's House of Pancakes in Hilo earlier this month

The chairman of the Hawaii Restaurant Association said it’s time for Gov. David Ige and the counties’ mayors to lift restrictions on the state’s eateries and retail outlets.