Maui Lu resort closing Nov. 10 - Business News

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KIHEI>> Maui Lu, a former center of resort activity, in south Maui is closing on Nov.
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Barbara Woerner

Honolulu, HI

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#1
Oct 11, 2008
 
Sooo you people are going to lay off 41 people and you think that it will be 'business as usual" ? You people really don't understand Hawaii.
condo

Honolulu, HI

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#2
Oct 11, 2008
 
Well, that sucks. We've stayed at the Maui Lu and enjoyed it.
Gee Dub Yah

Rodeo, CA

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#3
Oct 11, 2008
 
and so it begins ...

have a nice day ...
Just the beginning

Portland, OR

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Oct 11, 2008
 

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As the house of cards know as the U.S. economy crashes, there will be many more hotels and resorts in Hawaii closing their doors.

Smart money is already fleeing the islands for fear of being trapped on islands that will become virtual war zones. Your window of opportunity is closing fast. Don't get shut out. Everything is happening very quickly and you have less time than you think to protect yourself and your family. GET OUT NOW WHILE YOU STILL HAVE A CHANCE!
MakalapaKahului

Cincinnati, OH

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#5
Oct 11, 2008
 
This is a crying shame. What the Maui Lu was to Kihei is not understood by this "California Group". I hope they do poorly and are unable to build anything on this site. Very cold business types and I hope they get their botchi.
Go Warriors

Honolulu, HI

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Oct 11, 2008
 
Just the beginning wrote:
As the house of cards know as the U.S. economy crashes, there will be many more hotels and resorts in Hawaii closing their doors.
Smart money is already fleeing the islands for fear of being trapped on islands that will become virtual war zones. Your window of opportunity is closing fast. Don't get shut out. Everything is happening very quickly and you have less time than you think to protect yourself and your family. GET OUT NOW WHILE YOU STILL HAVE A CHANCE!
Correct me if I'm wrong but you said the U.S. economy is bad, right. I thought Hawaii was part of the U.S. Where do you propose people go to after they "GET OUT". The states with the largest deficits..CA, NY, FL, AZ, NV...there are a lot of places worse off right now.
to bad

Waianae, HI

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Oct 11, 2008
 
great hotel
Bob

AOL

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#8
Oct 11, 2008
 
In its day it was very nice. But for now it is good seeing the dump close.
Kaileo from Kaneohe

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Oct 11, 2008
 
Actually, I was thinking of escaping to New Zealand, if they'll have me. Far quieter and the North Island has a very Polynesian feel.
Go Warriors wrote:
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Correct me if I'm wrong but you said the U.S. economy is bad, right. I thought Hawaii was part of the U.S. Where do you propose people go to after they "GET OUT". The states with the largest deficits..CA, NY, FL, AZ, NV...there are a lot of places worse off right now.
Dee

Honolulu, HI

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Oct 11, 2008
 

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I take vacation to get away from the hustle and bustle. By far Maui Lu was one of the best place I vacationed thus far. It's so layed back. No crowds and the employee is so aloha nui. Always the good to leave.
Poi Boy

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Oct 11, 2008
 
Auwe!!!!!!!!
Big Kahuna

San Francisco, CA

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#14
Oct 12, 2008
 
alice wrote:
Things might improve here if we had better poltiical and busienss leadership
Leadership?When are you people going to get off your lazy ass and show some leadership instead of standing around crying and waiting for some one else to tell you what to do and where to go.The reason your not a leader you let the Democraps lead you by the nose so your brain washed in to thinking you cannot do it by your self.Your smart so show some leadership.Can you find the girls or boys room?If so your a leader,do not talk but do it now.
nnifer

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#15
Oct 12, 2008
 
Another one bites the dust!!!!!!!!
Kimo

Las Cruces, NM

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#16
Oct 12, 2008
 
if they restore the beach and improve the area, re-hire and create construction jobs, its beneficial. It will be opposed by other time shares but dont let them win if it means jobs and restoration
cherylaloha

Honolulu, HI

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#17
Oct 12, 2008
 
WOW, I remember when Maui Lu was the 'happening spot' in Kihei. I've seen Del Beasley, Theresa Bright, Frank Hewitt, Willie K perform there. I think a time share there will do well, great location. It will provide more jobs in the long run.
John

Waipahu, HI

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#19
Oct 18, 2008
 
Maui is moving back on time... trying to get away from people looks like.. Waikiki (Oahu) is doing all the investments to move forward, bringing new visitors.. money.. Can I live a question on the air? Oahu has so many things for visitors to do.. beatiful beaches and all the nature to enjoy.. Maui on the other hand has beaches and nature.. restaurants close so early that if you loose the time you have to sleep without eat anything... People on vacation are looking for something to do almost 24 hours.. or at least something... Sorry, but old people will come to Maui always..to rest, others... somewhere else..
My English may not be perfect, but I left what I'm thinking.. sorry for us on Maui.

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