WAILUKU -- Because of traffic and safety concerns, there will be no more "Fourth Friday" parties in Paia town, county officials said Friday afternoon.
At a press conference, County Office of Economic Development Coordinator Teena Rasmussen read a letter sent to Paia merchants today that noted the end of the county initiative for the town.
"We feel the party is not the right fit for Paia," she said reading from the letter.
Rasmussen said there has been interest from the Kihei community to host a "Fourth Friday" party in South Maui.
A meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Kihei Charter Middle School to discuss the possibility of the party in Kihei.
There are no "Fourth Friday" parties scheduled for September and October, Rasmussen said.
When contacted Friday afternoon, officials from the Paia Merchants Association said that they weren't upset over the party moving, noting that merchants had become tired handling the large crowds that sometimes created more problems than boosting business in the town.