Fleetwood’s on Front Street, the Maui restaurant owned by Mick Fleetwood since 2012, was destroyed in the wildfires sweeping the island.
The restaurant announced the news on Instagram. “As many of you have probably seen on the news, Lahaina Town has suffered tremendous damage and with that Fleetwoods on Front Street has been lost. Words can not express the devastation that our community is facing right now,” the business wrote.
Fleetwood’s continued, “Our main priority at the moment is the safety of our team members and staff. We appreciate your support and patience as we navigate this difficult terrain. Mahalo.”
Bandmate Steve Nicks, who also has a home on Maui, penned an emotional note about the island’s connection to Fletwood Mac. “This island, in so many ways, defines Fleetwood Mac and me and our families. Mick and I came here in 1978, went up to Kula to look at a huge, beautiful house and stood in front of it listening to the gentle magical wind. He said to me, ‘I will live and die on this island.’” At the time of the fires, Nicks’ niece and her family were vacationing at Nicks’ home. Fortunately, they managed to escape.
Wildfires began spreading across Maui this week due to extremely dry conditions and high winds. As of Sunday morning, the death toll has risen to 89. A state of emergency had been declared for the island and non-essential travel has been discouraged.
Mick Fleetwood recently stated that another Fleetwood Mac reunion is “unthinkable” following the death of Christine McVie. Revisit our ranking of all of the band’s albums here.
Lahaina is not gone ~
It is just away ~
Stevie Nicks pic.twitter.com/z2jFdYEeEy
— Stevie Nicks (@StevieNicks) August 12, 2023