Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Annette Nahinu, La Mariana founder, dies at 93

From The Honolulu Advertiser:

"Annette tried to keep some traditions of old Hawai'i going. This is the
Hawai'i of the 1940s and '50s," said Eleanor Bonner, who has visited the place
at least once a week since it opened.

And the mystery of the non-sale, explained:

Nahinu, knowing the end of her life was near, tried to sell the restaurant for $3 million in 2006. She never closed a deal.