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Makawao Steak House Closes After 40+ Years

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The Facebook post from Makawao Steak House, notifying customers of its closure on March 4, 2019. Courtesy image.

An upscale upcountry restaurant with more than 40 years of history in Makawao has abruptly shut its doors.

Makawao Steak House on Baldwin Avenue posted this message March 4 on its Facebook page:

“After much deliberation, it is with great regret that we made the decision to close the Makawao Steak House. The business had been operating at a financial loss for two years and it was no longer financially feasible to do so. The staff at the Makawao Steak House was wonderful and worked very hard to make the business work and to create a warm and welcoming environment for our loyal customers. We hope that another owner will come in and continue the tradition of the Makawao Steak House in our community.”

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The post received more than 60 comments, many expressing sadness over the closure. The business also updated its About page on Facebook to “Closed Until Further Notice.” No word on what will happen to the space moving forward.

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