The Hotel Wailuku is not expected to cater to tourists and is unlikely to be reduced from its planned six-story height, said landowner and Hotel Wailuku developer Jonathan Starr at a Feb. 13 Akaku Salon sponsored by Hotel Wailuku. Following Akaku CEO Jay April’s sycophantic introduction of Jonathan Starr and Helen Nielsen (which notably excluded […]
There’s a Discussion About the Proposed Hotel Wailuku Project at Akaku Community Media on Thursday, February 13th. Longtime Maui residents Jonathan Starr and Helen Nielsen are partners in Supreme Bright Wailuku, LLC. With other stakeholders, they’re proposing a new hotel project in Wailuku. The public is welcome to attend, and questions will be welcomed. 6pm. […]
The Wailuku Parking Garage and Civic Complex project, with an estimated cost of $84.2 million, is the biggest number in the county’s FY2019 budget. The first phase of the project is set to begin mid-year. If fully funded, it will create a “super block” on the two-acre county municipal parking site which currently offers 214 […]
Jonathan Starr is one of the most powerful people in Wailuku. A former member of the Maui Planning Commission and county Board of Water Supply, as well as Maui Democratic Party chairman, these days Starr sits on the state Water Commission. “Renaissance man and local businessman Jonathan Starr has spent nearly two decades volunteering his […]
It’s hard to convey exactly how dire it is over at the Wailuku Main Street Association (WMSA). Let’s start with the fact that the County of Maui is holding their most recent $243,000 grant hostage. That means the WMSA has no money coming in, which would doom any nonprofit out there. But when you add […]
Everyone at my table couldn’t get enough of Chef Pak’s short rib. A chick of tender boneless rib tempura fried and nestled in a poi truffle sauce.The Sansei station was popular. Maui Film festivals Barry Rivers was there, Tony Takitani, Lance Holter, and Jonathan Starr were all tasting here. Also Neil Abercrombie, running for Governor […]
A potluck picnic lunch in Spreckelsville sure sounds nice, huh? More than the makings for a swell Saturday, it’s the starts of the Sierra Club’s annual meeting. Add to the fellowship a noontime panel discussion themed “Sharing the Water,” and a feel-good awards ceremony for three of Maui’s do-gooders, and you’re afternoon is set.