Hāna Ranch Provisions Will Not Reopen in Pā‘iaJanuary 10, 2017, 9:22 PM HST · Updated January 11, 1:44 PM 0 Comments
After being closed for several months, Hāna Ranch Provisions has confirmed it will not be reopening in 2017. Hāna Ranch opened Hāna Ranch Provisions in Pā‘ia in August of 2015 as a way to bring a true farm-to-table venue to Maui and share the story of Hāna Ranch. But Hāna Ranch Provisions was forced to abruptly stop service in late September of 2016 due to building structural issues.
“In September we were forced to stop restaurant operations because of a safety issue with the building we were renting,” General Manager Tricia White explains, “and while the landlord is working to repair the building, we, unfortunately, will not be able to reopen. To restart after a several month delay is too great a challenge for us to tackle at this time. We are incredibly grateful for all of the local support.”
In 2016, Hāna Ranch Provisions won an ‘Ilima Award for Best Restaurant on a Neighboring Island and a Reader’s Choice Award for Best Farm-to-Table Restaurant. Provisions’ food and dining experience received accolades from publications like The New York Times, Vogue, Food Network, The San Francisco Chronicle, Thrillist and numerous local media outlets.
“I’m grateful for what we were able to achieve in a short amount of time and saddened that we had to close,” says Executive Chef Gary Johnson. “We had a really great run and still feel strongly that the Maui community needs more opportunities to eat locally grown organic food.”
Hāna Ranch has partnered with Maui Preserved in Haiku to rent commercial kitchen space to continue to operate their Hāna Burger Food Truck, located at their ranch in Hāna.
Due to the restaurant closure, which was the largest customer for the farm at Hāna Ranch, the ranch has scaled back its farming efforts. Ranch Manager Morgan Maki explains, “The restaurant was a major revenue source for Hāna Ranch and with the closure of Provisions, we are going to re-focus on being a beautiful cattle ranch and conserving the landscape here in Hāna. Our goal of being responsible stewards of the land remains and we’re excited about what the future holds in store for us.”
Hāna Ranch is a working cattle ranch on 3,600 acres on Maui’s East side. Its goal is to be not only a sustainable business, but a regenerative one, actively working to make the land and our community better each day. Learn more at the Hāna Ranch website.