The last time we heard about the embattled Hawaiian Tropic Zone restaurant in Times Square was February 2009, when the owners announced it was shutting down temporarily for a $500,000 renovation. HTZ—infamous for its scantily-clad servers and the former manager who (allegedly!) assaulted them—faced multiple lawsuits alleging sexual harassment, assault, and discriminatory hiring. But surely once it reopened after its glamorous facelift, everyone would forget all about that negative press! Instead, the facelift turned into a face-off, and everyone pretty much forgot Hawaiian Tropic Zone ever existed in Times Square. Today Zagat Buzz notices HTZ is RIP. Try to pull yourself together and make it through the rest of the day.
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