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Hale'iwa Store Lots hosts preview

May 2nd, 2015
PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.comSurfboard signage marks the site of Kamehameha Schools' Hale'iwa Store Lots.

PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.com

Surfboard signage marks the site of Kamehameha Schools' Hale'iwa Store Lots.

Day trippers have a lot more ways to spend a day in Haleiwa with the opening of Haleiwa Store Lots, a Kamehameha Schools shopping/dining/gathering spot in the vicinity of Matsumoto Shave Ice.

A VIP event took place on Friday to celebrate the project's completion in advance of its free public grand opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The family-friendly event will feature walking tours, educational activities, arts and crafts, prize giveaways and entertainment. There are 95 parking stalls.

Resort and leisure apparel at Mahina.

Resort and leisure apparel at Mahina.

A selection of bracelets at Mahina.

A selection of bracelets at Mahina.

During the VIP event, representatives from Kamehameha Schools' Land Assets and Commercial Real Estate Division spoke of the community's strong desire to keep the country, country, and the development on formerly residential zoned land was built with community input. What the community wanted was to see structures simpatico with the nature of Haleiwa, meaning:

» Low rise

» Pedestrian friendly

» Walkways, but no sidewalks

» Historical accuracy in new buildings that would blend in with the old to look like they have stood in the town since plantation times

» To incorporate gathering spaces

» Homegrown merchants and restaurants

Nostalgic setup inside Hale'iwa Fruit Stand.

Nostalgic setup inside Hale'iwa Fruit Stand.

Men's apparel at Kahala.

Men's apparel at Kahala.

A peek inside Malibu Shirts.

A peek inside Malibu Shirts.

The new development appears to have fulfilled those promises, and Hale‘iwa Store Lots is now open with 16 stores:

» Matsumoto Shave Ice

» Whaler’s General Store

» Hale’iwa Fruit Stand

» Clark Little Gallery

» Global Creations

» Greenroom Hawai‘i

» Guava Shop

» Island Vintage Coffee

» Kahala Sportswear

» Mahina

» Mā‘ilikūkahi Hale Kamehameha Schools North Shore Information Center

» Malibu Shirts

» Spam Hawai‘i

» Splash! Hawai‘i

» T&C Surf

» Teddy’s Bigger Burgers

In the coming months, four merchants will open, including Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty North Shore, Fatboy’s, Rajanee Thai Cuisine and Uncle Bo’s Pupu Bar & Grill.

Pick up a T-shirt along with your shave ice from Matsumoto's.

Pick up a T-shirt along with your shave ice from Matsumoto's.

Their spaces may not yet be open, but that didn't stop Uncle Bo's and Fatboy's from offering a sneak of potential menu items. Above, furikake-crusted ahi over rice with lentils from Fatboy's, and below, Thai-style Manila clams from Uncle Bo's.

Their spaces may not yet be open, but that didn't stop Uncle Bo's and Fatboy's from offering a sneak of potential menu items. Above, furikake-crusted ahi over rice with lentils from Fatboy's, and below, Thai-style Manila clams from Uncle Bo's.


For more information, visit www.haleiwastorelots.com.

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Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at nkam@staradvertiser.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

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