Extension of lease for Hilo mall in question

  • Customers wait and order food at Hot Dog On A Stick at Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo on Wednesday. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

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.