Honolulu Pulse’s Fashion Tribe: Hale’iwa Store Lots hosts preview

BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.com

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.

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

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.

Posted in Events, Features, Merchants.