1. Last week Forbes reported that a national chain had failed to reorganize under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and may have to liquidate all its stores. Which chain (which also operates on Maui) is this? A. Lowe’s B. Ace C. Home Depot D. Sports Authority E. Barnes & Noble 2. On Apr. 30, Wesley Lo–CEO of Hawaii Health Systems Corp.’s Maui region–announced that he … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know outgoing Maui hospital CEO Wesley Lo?
Yeah, donut lovers, it's true: next year Dunkin' Donuts will start opening shops throughout Hawaii, including right here on Maui, the company announced today. Starting in 2017, the company plans to open 15 stores in Hawaii through an agreement with the franchise group Aloha Petroleum Ltd, Dunkin' Donuts officials announced today. "Our enthusiastic and dedicated franchisees … [Read more...] about Dunkin’ Donuts coming soon to Maui; Sports Authority MAY close
In 1976, I moved to Maui for what I thought would be a brief interlude, but turned out to be closer to four decades of love-hate romance with Hawaii politics. That’s the year I became a general assignment reporter for The Maui News. Before moving to Maui I had written both staff and freelance for many large metropolitan papers with readership in the hundreds of thousands, even … [Read more...] about Maui Memorial Medical Center Faces Public/Private Partnership Or Bust
NORWAY’S BATTLE AGAINST CHAOS Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to … [Read more...] about Norway Battles Chaos and Hipster Haven and Drunken Pigs
Borders Closes the Book on Kahului Location Borders Group, Inc. Announces More Stores Closing in Wake of Bankruptcy *** Nearly $1.3 billion in debt, on February 16, 2011 Borders Group, Inc. announced it had filed for reorganization relief under Chapter 11. Borders received court approval for a store reduction program, and plans to close 30 percent of their stores nationwide. … [Read more...] about Borders Closes the Book on Kahului Location