The Island of Maui now has a 1.9 unemployment rate. If you include the Islands of Lanai and Molokai the unemployment rate adjusts upward.
Maui Planning Commission has approved ATC Makena Holdings the demolishing of the old Makena Beach & Golf resort. They no longer have to build a separate 76 unit boutique hotel on the 24 acre site. The project density has been brought down from 152 units to 65 units. The vote was 5 to 1 in favor of the new amendments.
The initial boutique hotel will now be replaced with multifamily buildings. There were concerns with converting the old hotel into a boutique hotel that included the age of the structure. Long time residents of Makena are in favor of the new changes to the project.
To find out more information on this project and the new proposed changes, you can read the article via the Maui News here.
Get your appetites ready! Restaurant Week Wailea will be starting this Sunday November 5th and running through Saturday November 11th. 22 restaurants are expected to participate in this event that benefits the Maui Food Bank. No tickets are necessary, just make a reservation at a participating restaurant. Some restaurants will be creating wine pairings at a special promotional price for this event.
Preview the menu, and make your reservations for the week! More information available Wailea Resort Association website. Enjoy!
On Saturday November 11th, Lumeria Maui will be hosting the Local Wild Food Challenge at 1813 Baldwin Ave. Makawao. The challenge will be to create the best dish using one wild ingredient! Anyone can participate, pre-registration required. For those wishing to be a spectator entry will be $15. Enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations and yummy food tasting!
For more information on this event and to pre-register, visit the Local Maui Food Challenge website here.