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What’s New in Paia 2017

Paia Pineapple Tank Shirt
Find this adorable Paia, Maui Pineapple Tank at Simmer Hawaii’s new location!

What’s New in Paia 2017

So many changes have taken place in Paia in the last 12 months that we figured it was about time to do a little recon.  Some long time establishments are gone, some stores have expanded into two locations, and some shops that had two locations have combined into one.  The secret of Paia as a tourist destination is out, though, some come early, or come prepared to pay for parking.  The free lots are filled before 10am, which is, unfortunately before some of the stores even open.  It is still a great spot for some people watching though!  Happy Hour at any of the restaurants with a street view never disappoints. Continue on to read more about Paia 2017.

 

We’ll start with what’s new with the

Restaurants & food options:

Honolulu Coffee Company Paia
This hand-written note in the former Honolulu Coffee Company window says “What just because I stopped getting coffee for the week”

Hana Ranch Provisions – CLOSED

There was a lot of buzz with this restaurant, but it seems to be following the curse of the previous restaurants that have attempted to occupy this difficult space (Moana Cafe and Dazoo). They opened in the fall of 2015, but a little more than a year later, structural issues in the 106-year-old building at 71 Baldwin Avenue forced the restaurant temporarily shut down.  In January of 2017, the company decided that the closure would be permanent.

Honolulu Coffee Company – CLOSED

The coffee shop that used to be known as Anthony’s has closed, with no sign of what’s next.  We did love this little love note though ->

The former Honolulu Coffee Company / Anthony's Coffee Paia
The former Honolulu Coffee Company / Anthony’s Coffee Paia
Sip Me Paia
Coming Soon in the former Paia Trading Company Space (read more about PTC at the bottom!)

Sip Me Paia – COMING SOON!

We are excited about the news that Sip Me will be moving into the space that was recently vacated by one of Paia’s oldest shops, Paia Collectibles & Antiques.

Paia Gelato & Hana Picnic Lunch – MOVED!

These two establishments, which had the same owners for quite some time, finally moved in together and then moved into the brand new building just next door to Paia Inn.  Now you can get your Paia Gelato and your Hana Picnic Lunch sandwiches for your beach day or your trip to Hana at the same time!

paia gelato 2017
Paia Gelato
Nylos Paia
Nylos’ PC: Sean Michael Hower
Courtesy Nylos’ Facebook

Nylos’ – NEW AND BUZZING! 

I haven’t had a chance to dine at this intimate 14-seat restaurant, but the Nylos’ buzz is great! According to their website, “this is where Modern Gastronomy, reflections of Old World Cuisine and the quaint familiarity of home all come together for unique and unforgettable dining.” The Three Course Dinner menu changes nightly. Some recent menu items include caviar, foie gras, butter poached lobster, and truffles! $85 per person includes an Amuse-bouche and a glass of sparkling wine.  Serving dinner nightly, 5:30- 10pm, Wednesday – Sunday.  Reservations encouraged.

Maka by Mana- Moved

This vegan and raw food restaurant is now inside their parent company Mana Foods.

 

And continuing on to

Retail Stores and Boutiques:

Jammin on Maui Paia tie dye
And this is just the FLOOR…

Jammin’ on Maui – NEW


I’ve never been in this store, since I don’t have much need for tie-dye clothing, but when I finally entered, I was completely sucked in, filling my camera with colorful photos and listening to the fascinating story behind this shop.  The main product of this store is their own line Aquadelics.com, which uses specially printed fabric to make unique, tie-dye bikinis and board shorts, all made in the US. Each suits’ tie dye starts with an original tie-dye design, then a high resolution photo is taken of the print. The dye sublimation process of heat transferring into synthetic, water resistant fabric then begins. The fast drying, durable microfiber and polyester fabric creates water and sweat-resistant clothing, perfect for all of your day and night-time activities!

tie dye bikinis
Tie Dye Bikinis

Besides the bathing options, Jammin’ offers a WIDE selection of tie-dye leggings, jumpsuits, dresses, hats, and even belts.

 

tie dye leggings
Tie Dye Leggings

 

 

 

 

 

 

tie dye Grateful Dead hats
I don’t know where you would wear these hats, but where ever it is, I want to go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tie dye dresses and Jump Suits
maui accessories hippy gear
Hats, Belts, Sunglasses and Bags!

 

And beyond the tie-dye/hippie/Dead-Head gear, Jammin’ features great gift items such as these The North Shore trucker hats, the ‘mermaid’ sequence bags and much more!  Jammin’ on Maui opened in February in the space previously occupied by Simmer Hawaii (across the street from Charlie’s).

Simmer Hawaii
Simmer Hawaii is now located in the new building next door to Flatbread

Simmer Hawaii- MOVED!

Simmer is now in the new building to the right of Paia Inn. Simmer carries an excellent selection of exclusive items from their own designers, boutique clothing lines, and many popular outdoor/surf brands including prAna, Reef, Olukai, Billabong, Patagonia, Quiksilver and more! They also carry many locally made jewelry items.  To purchase some of these items shown here, you can click directly on their e-commerce shopping link!

simmer hawaii paia love this town red t-shirt
Paia Love This Town t-shirt, an exclusive Simmer Hawaii design.

clothes at simmer Hawaii paia

mermaids smoke seaweed shirt
Simmer Hawaii features locally made jewelry and exclusive t-shirt and tank designs!

 

Lele by Adelina a Mare – NEW AND MOVED!

Lele by Adelina a Mare opened about 6 weeks ago opened in new location right on Baldwin Avenue at the former Moonbow location. (Moonbow consolidated both stores to the Haiku-side of Baldwin). This cute little boutique features owner Rachel’s handmade jewelry, plus some fun clothes and home goods. Previously, the shop was behind the original Pearl location.

lele by Adelina a mare jewelry store maui paia
Lele by Adelina a Mare features exclusive jewelry, plus home goods and clothing options

 

pearl seaside pearl paia maui
Pearl Seaside’s New Location in the old Tamara Catz space

Pearl Butik & Pearl Seaside- EXPANDED

Speaking of Pearl Butik, they now have two locations, the original ‘home’ store up Baldwin Avenue from Mana Foods, and now Pearl Seaside, featuring more clothing than the original store, which offers more of the home goods side.  Pearl Seaside opened in the old Tamara Catz location in June.

pearl seaside paia maui new location 2017

new pearl maui location

Prospect – CLOSED

The store with an excellent location right smack in the middle of Paia, and right next door to San Lorenzo, is no longer there.

Art Project Paia – RENOVATING!

The sign says they are reopening late summer 2017, but as you can see they are still working.  You can still shop online at https://squareup.com/store/art-project-paia.

banana wind paia maui closed
Banana Wind Paia – Gone with the wind

Banana Wind and Whatever was Next-door -CLOSED

In the brand-new retail building just before the fire station, only one of the original tenants remains.

Tamara Catz – CLOSED

Sad to see this Paia staple go!  We all wish Tamara the greatest success in her newest adventures.

Paia Trading Company – CLOSED

A note from this cute little antique and collectible store’s Facebook page reads “After 41 years, Paia Trading Company closed its doors today. Annie, Rose, Mack, Cindy, Jim, & Elaine would like to thank everyone who bought our treasures, those who brought their treasures to us, and all the friends that we’ve made over all those years, and all the stories we’ve shared. It’s been a GREAT ride!

While peaking through their Facebook page, we found these gems:

paia trading company closed 2017
Paia Trading Company Circa 1981 by Jim Marmack, courtesy Facebook

 

 

 

paia trading company closes 2017
Paia Trading Company Closes after 41 years of selling antiques and collectibles in Paia, Maui- Fall 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the rest of the random shots that we got while walking around Paia 2017:

 

Empty retail space next to Jammin on Maui (across the street from Charlie’s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toby’s Shave Ice and Poke (on the other side of Jammin’ on Maui)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

milagros paia
Milagros is a great place to people watch while enjoying a margarita and some nachos! Right in the middle of town.

 

 

The mural in the back of the public parking lot off Hana Hwy

 

 

 

mahina paia maui
Mahina is always a favorite boutique with affordable fashions!
lost on maui surf wear
Lost on Maui

San Lorenzo maui

another popular mural for the Instagram set…
missing slipper paia maui slipper Hawaii lost slipper
is anyone missing this slipper?

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