Once again, things are on the move in Paia. Hurricane Iselle spared Paia and most of Maui, but as I was taking pictures just a few days after the storm passed by, there were definitely a lot of sandbags and boarded up windows still to be found. Baldwin Avenue has the habit of turning into Baldwin River during heavy rains, and the shopkeepers were taking no chances.
On to the town gossip – Just today the Maui News shared that the owners of Mana Foods have confirmed that they are indeed opening a raw-food restaurant serving lunch and dinner called Maka Mana.
Ono Gelato has changed its name to Paia Gelato, and the location has merged with its sister shop, Hana Bay Picnic Lunch company. According to the owners, Paia Gelato is still using the original gelato recipes, using fresh local fruits as well as high quality bases direct from Italy.
Paia Gelato is also a great little spot to pick up some made on Maui products, like these
The jewelry shop Oceania Maui – entered the shop very briefly known as Makai Gallery (and Paia Pharmacy before that) – and is now called Oceania Maui Gallery & Jewelry Paia.
According to the paper sign on the door, the old location of oceania maui will be the new location for Pakaloha Bikinis some time this month.
Also in that little shopping center, Tortillas has closed down, and is heading west – to the Old Lahaina Center near Foodland (by Ulalena)
Lots of construction going on – just next door to Milagros (anyone know what’s going in?), at the old tiny shop lot, and the former Nellie’s site.
A fun new trend in Paia is these chalkboard signs – and there appears to be some serious competition going on for the most artistic signs!
Also, check out the upcoming sale at Pearl, and grab a brownie at nearby Dazoo to celebrate your great savings.
and because i just like these pics: here’s a snapshot from San Lorenzo and the wall next to Nellie Bistro
\see you in Paia
Blogging Disclaimer: I am a paid representative for Dazoo, but the brownies are seriously good. and gluten-free!