Extension of lease for mall in question: Legal issue clouds long-term future of Prince Kuhio Plaza

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Customers wait and order food Wednesday at Hot Dog on a Stick at Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo.

A 40-year lease extension sought by Prince Kuhio Plaza is in a legal quagmire between the state and federal governments, and most who testified last week at the Hawaiian Homes Commission’s monthly meeting opposed extending the lease for almost 39 acres of homestead land.