“I’m sincerely grateful to the staff and all our customers who have been so supportive of this restaurant,” says Chef/Co-Owner David Paul Johnson. The multi award-winning chef/restaurateur plans to open a small, bistro-style restaurant at a location elsewhere on Maui sometime in late 2012/early 2013. Details will be released/posted as they become available. Gift certificates and awards will be honored by the new restaurant. “Lahaina Center will soon be converted into an outlet mall,” says Johnson, “and we wish the new tenants much success.”
David Paul's Lahaina Grill has closed it doors. Official reports say Chef David Paul is actively looking for a new location to re-open at. The restaurant was not keen on the mall's plans to be an Outlet Store destination and has decided to close and end its lease there at present time.
The Front Street location had great sunset views, kama'aina promotions, and above all spectacular food that Chef David Paul was well known for. Chef David Paul also hosted cooking classes in his kitchen.
The restaurant recently celebrated 3 years in business on Front St. The restaurant also hosted some great lounge parties and added to the night life scene on Maui with their Sky Lounge and Diva Club events.
We are sad to see the location go, but hope Chef David Paul opens up in a new location soon.
The restaurant location has formerly held a Red Lobster, Chile's, pizza and micro brew restaurant, and Zuihao, a fine dining Chinese restaurant.
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