Chef Bev Gannon sits in the dark closed Hali'imaile General Store Restaurant with the chairs and tables piled up , Photo by Dan Collins Chef Beverly Gannon is stunned. Like many in Hawaii’s tourist-dependent hospitality industry, the celebrated chef, caterer, and owner of two renowned Maui restaurants was not prepared for a global pandemic, or a sudden forced … [Read more...] about Chef Bev Gannon on What it Will Take for Maui Restaurants to Survive the Pandemic
It’s been a couple of weeks since the third-party audit of the Maui County Department of Liquor Control was released, and at 104 pages long, it’s a keg of a report. While there’s yet to be a moment of reckoning or serious response from the department, commission, or political leadership, what’s clear is that this is a department that has gone over-served on power for … [Read more...] about Department of Liquor Control Audit: By the numbers
So, you know that guy in the corner of the bar last Halloween with the spot-on buzzkill costume who stayed in character all night? Well, it turns out that wasn’t a costume – that was Liquor Control! And they were there to make sure that Front Street Halloween shenanigans followed the rules. By 11pm, while the kids from Stranger Things still staggered around Front Street … [Read more...] about LC knows what you did last Halloween
Attention all drinkers, drink vendors, dancers, bar goers, bar owners, merkin (look it up) wearers and fans of government accountability: An open forum will be held on Tuesday, Jun. 26 as part of a performance audit of the County of Maui Department of Liquor Control. Liquor licensees and interested members of the public are invited to attend and provide comments on the … [Read more...] about Help control Maui’s Liquor Control
1. On April 27, officials with Haleakala National Park released new numbers on how the park affects Maui County’s economy. According to park officials, how many jobs does the park support? A. 519 B. 619 C. 719 D. 819 E. 919 2. Also on April 27, Stephen Levins, Executive Director of the State of Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection announced that he had started an … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: Do you know how Haleakala National Park affects Maui County’s economy?