Three’s Bar and Grill held a grand reopening on Feb. 16 that coincided with the restaurant’s (belated) seventh birthday party. The Kihei restaurant had been closed for nearly two months following a damaging fire in Fall of 2016 that ripped through the restaurant’s kitchen.
The owners worked diligently with their contractors and employees to get back up and running in just 40 days. To celebrate that effort, the restaurant’s owners thought it was important to celebrate and give back to the community.
The reopening and belated birthday celebration was marked by a powerful Hawaiian blessing by Kimokeo Kapahulehua. Chef Jaron Blosser said the blessing was a way to let go of the stress from Fall, and welcome in some positive energy as the restaurant evolves and moves forward.
Also, as part of the celebration, Three’s offered customers big discounts, and maintained their annual birthday tradition of donating a quarter of the day’s sales to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
The donation is one example of how the “spirit of giving” matters at Three’s; the restaurant also has an ongoing Kama`aina Giveback Program to help a different community cause every month. In 2016, Three’s donated more than $10,000 to various local nonprofits and beneficiaries as part of its Kama`aina Giveback Program.
“Any customer who’s a local can come in and they get a kama`aina discount, then we match that same discount and donate to a beneficiary of the month,” said chef Travis Morrin. The restaurant has donated to Team Trucker, American Heart & Stroke Association, Pacific Cancer Foundation and the Humane Society. Giving back is a way to briefly touch on all of these causes that are important to our community, Morrin said.
Photo courtesy Three’s Bar & Grill