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Downtown tiki bar hiring for 100 positions

July 15, 2019
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A tiki bar coming downtown is looking to fill more than 100 jobs.

Max’s South Seas Hideaway, a tropical-themed bar and lounge, has opened its hiring center at 59 Commerce Ave. SW and is conducting on-the-spot interviews for cooks, bartenders, bar backs, servers, hosts, food runners and dishwashers.

The hiring center will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.

Max’s South Seas Hideaway is a partnership between Mark Sellers, owner of Grand Rapids-based BarFly Ventures, Martin Cate, a James Beard-winning author, bar owner and cocktail expert from San Francisco, and Gecko, a Hawaii-based tiki and Polynesian artist.

The bar and lounge will be located in the historic Waldron Building, at 58 Ionia Ave. SW, and is scheduled to open this September.

Currently undergoing renovations, the three-story building will house the tiki bar on the first and second floors.

Seven tiki-themed AirBnB-style apartments will be on the third floor. The units are expected to be completed by early 2020, with online reservations starting in the fall.

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