After 6 months of the COVID challenges, we are happy to share some Wailea re-opening news.

Longhi’s Wailea is opening for dinner this Friday. The Maui News interviewed owner, Peter Longhi, and here are a few highlights:

“With (Oct. 15) coming up, and it looks like they’re going to be opening with the proper testing, there’s a little light at the end of the tunnel,” owner Peter Longhi said Sunday as he and his staff were preparing the restaurant and going through inventory. “I decided to go for it.

Longhi said he is looking for staffing for both the front and back of house. The restaurant has about 35 on right now and if business improves, they could use more cooks, bartenders, waiters, bussers and possibly another manager. He said they plan to start interviewing next week and add on more people as needed.

Read the full interview on MauiNews.com.