Bistro opens at Stuhr Museum serving soup, sandwiches and more | Local news from the Big Island


All meals are served in environmentally friendly take-out containers.

Stuhr added the bistro “because it was my dream from day one,” Hochstetler said.

The bistro is one of the two great novelties of Stuhr. The other is the outdoor rink, which opened on December 23. The rink has a small concession stand where skaters can purchase hot chocolate, bottled water, coffee, and goodies such as cookies, brownies, and Rice Krispie bars.

Such additions help visitors “feel right at home here,” Hochstetler said.

The bistro and the ice rink are both new. “And we’ll keep doing new things every year, to give people better deals, better experiences, better things to do,” Hochstetler said.







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The additions are “in line with our growth plans,” he said. Stuhr attendance “has grown exponentially over the past year.”

Hochstetler has more plans for the future. “We will reach 100,000 visitors a year on our way to becoming the most successful and best living history museum in the country,” he said.

At present, the museum attracts around 60,000 people per year.

“Look at this place,” he said. “America needs to know this place as the best living history museum in the country, and it probably already is. People just don’t realize it.


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