Like the countless number of people suffering from the expansive wildfires currently sweeping Maui, Mick Fleetwood confirmed that his restaurant, Fleetwood’s on Front Street, is one of the buildings that has burned down to the ground.
Taking to Instagram, the Fleetwood Mac co-founder and the band’s drummer wrote:
“Maui and The Lahaina community have been my home for several decades.” “This is a devastating moment for Maui and many are suffering unimaginable loss. Fleetwood’s on Front Street has been lost and while we are heartbroken our main priority is the safety of our dear staff and team members.” “On behalf of myself and my family I share my heartfelt thoughts and prayers for the people of Maui. We are committed to supporting the community and those affected by this disaster in the days month and years to come.”
The legendary pop/rock musician opened the restaurant in 2012 along with its logo that featured an illustration of Mick from the cover of Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 album Rumours.
At press time at least 55 people are reported dead in the wildfires, which destroyed Maui’s Lahaina Town, a tourism hub and historic whaling village. While countless people are still missing, officials are uncertain of the exact number and the fires have yet to be contained.
According to the White House, on Thursday (8.10) President Joe Biden signed a disaster declaration for Hawaii and “ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires,” which includes grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and programs to help with recovery from the flames.
While speaking at an event in Utah, Biden said “Our prayers are with the people of Hawaii, but not just our prayers, every asset we have will be available to them.” “They’ve seen their homes, their businesses destroyed and some have lost loved ones and it’s not over yet.”