New Affordable Rental Housing Project Proposed

A new family affordable rental housing project has been proposed in Kahului by the Catholic Charities Hawai’i. The proposed project would have 108 one-bedroom units and 70 two-bedroom units. The 5 acre site would also have a park and a gathering room.

The project, named the Hale Piling Family Affordable Rental Housing Project, would have the first phase completed in approximately 16 to 18 months. The units will be intended for those earning 60% or less of the average median income.

Estimated cost of the project is $66 million. According to 2020 guidelines, maximum rent for a one-bedroom unit to be around $1,153 and $1,384 for a two-bedroom.

Update! More Openings Happening Soon!

Tourists will be excited to learn Mama’s has plans to reopen! Mama’s Inn will be reopening October 15th. Mama’s Fish House will reopen November 6th. Plan you reservations using the OpenTable app!

Haliimaile General Store is also planing to reopen sometime in early November with modifications. 

We’re looking forward to more updates of openings and will keep you informed as the information becomes available. Mahalo!

Maui Starting To Sizzle With Excitement!

With the potential of having tourists start arriving on Maui as of October 15th,  businesses plan on returning to action, preparing for opening and providing aloha to visitors.  It’s wonderful to see enthusiasm and hope resume with United Airlines and others offering rapid test results on the day one leaves to Maui,  people are making plans to take a break and enjoy the Island.  Following is the most current list of what hotels and restaurants are targeting for opening.

 

Longhis – October 2nd

Andaz – November 1st

Hotel Wailea –  October 15th

Fairmont Kea Lani –  To be announced next week – NO later than November 1st   

Four Seasons – November 20th

Grand Wailea –  November 15th

Residence Inn – OPEN

Wailea Beach Resort –  November 1st

AC by Marriott Hotel  – NEW hotel scheduled to NOW Open February 15, 2021.

Wailea Tennis Club – Open

Wailea Blue Course – Closed  July 6th UNTIL economic conditions allow to reopen

Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Courses – Open

Wailea Kitchen (formerly Joe’s at Wailea Tennis Center) NOW OPEN Daily dine in & carry out  3p–9p

Gannon’s – No date yet

Mulligans – will continue carry out and drive in . Will OPEN for DINE IN and BEVERAGES on Sundays “AS Longhis-October 2nd

 

The Shops at Wailea advised:

Revitalizations  will be completed 3rd week of November, check their website for operating days and   hours for retailers.

Honolulu  Coffee has re-opened Daily 7am – 1pm

Island Gourmet Markets – OPEN

Tommy Bahama – Closed no updates

Lineage – open August 1 for dine in and carry out

Cheeseburger – No Updates

Ruth’s Chris – No Updates

Pint & Cork – No Updates

 

Gateway Center:

Pita Paradise –  carry out and dine in

Monkeypod – No updates

Fabiani’s Wailea – No updates

The Market – take out

 

Village Center:

Manoli’s – Closed pending future status of Blue Course

Akamai Coffee – open breakfast and light lunch

 

Town Center:

**** First Hawaiian Bank Wailea  Branch will permanently  close on Monday, November 30, 2020.   We have been advised that the ATM will remain OPEN.

Wailea Wine – Open 

 

Hawaii Named Happiest State

Congratulations Hawaii! As reported by Travel + Leisure, a study conducted by Wallethub has named the state the Happiest State of 2020. Wallethub has been doing this study for the Happiest State since 2014. This is the first year conducting the study during a pandemic.

Categories used for measuring happiness include emotional and physical well-being, work environment and community environment. Rounding out the top five were Utah, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Maryland.

New Travel Reopening Date

Aloha All-

Great news regarding travel to Maui (without a 14-day quarantine) from the Mainland US beginning October 15, 2020 with a valid negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours before arrival on Maui.  See link below.   While we are still experiencing Covid-19 cases worldwide it appears that we are finding a way forward while medical doctors are having success in curing most Covid-19 cases.  We will hopefully have a vaccine available in the next few months.

https://www.mauinews.com/news/local-news/2020/09/state-to-launch-pre-travel-testing-program-oct-15/

Below is a quick synopsis from the Maui Chamber of Commerce.

 

Governor Ige Announces New Travel Reopening Date

Governor Ige just announced that the new date to launch the Trans-Pacific pre-travel test program is now October 15th. They are currently working with various partners including CVS and Kaiser Permanente on these tests and creating a digital platform. 

Lieutenant Governor Green provided an overview of the process:

  • Arriving passengers will be exempt from the 14-day quarantine if they take a test no more than 72 hours in advance of travel and test negative for COVID-19.
  • The test must be a NAAT test conducted in a certified lab.
  • If test results are not available at the time of arrival, visitors will have to remain in quarantine until they get the test results. 
  • This pre-travel test policy will include children of all ages.
  • Visitors will be responsible for the cost of the test. 

We hope to see you soon on Maui.  Let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Call or email.

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