It was a tumultuous year, to say the least, for the downtown Williston restaurant, the Hula Grill.
A lengthy debate over the ventilation system went all the way to court.
However, a new system has been put in place, and relationships between the city and the eatery have dramatically improved.
Wednesday is the one-year anniversary in business. They're celebrating by donating all profits from today to three local charities.
"It means a lot to be helping, to be helpful and help out. I know that Jerry would do anything for anybody in the state, in the community, anything. So it feels good to be a part of Hula Grill and helping give back," said
Mehgan Moody, Hula Grill.
"There's an old saying: Lucky to live in Hawaii. That goes 10 fold here in Williston. We're very lucky to live in Williston. Coming from a community where it is Ohana, it's family and moving to a community like this, for us, it's been unbelievable," said Jerry Wong, Hula Grill.
The Hula Grill is expanding to Minot in the next few weeks.