By Jeff King
Like losing an old friend, or the end of a favorite book – a Kihei icon is no more. Today Stella Blues Café is closing their doors for good.
In a Facebook post, owners said, “I’m very saddened to say. After 23 years Stella Blues Café is closing it’s doors. We have put our landlords in a tough situation and we can’t come to terms on a lease moving forward. For the record they have been there for us and worked with us numerous times over the years.
“I can’t thank all of the people that have worked with and for us over the years and all the customers that have been loyal since I was a child. I have a very heavy heart but it’s also a freeing feeling that I have not felt in my adult life. Not sure what to say but I have love for all my family and friends.”
According to a MauiWatch report, the staff learned of the closure last night. No word on what kind of business will occupy the space directly across from the Kihei Bank of Hawai’i branch.