Ward Warehouse bids doleful aloha

It’s lasted 42 years, but on Monday the “temporary” life for an urban Honolulu shopping complex that has long been a magnet for local retailers and consumers will end. Ward Warehouse is closing at Ward Village in Kakaako, ending an extended run as a retail center that was originally projected to last 15 years. On Friday, Kakaako resident Virginia Lee Costa came around to say goodbye to many of the merchants who remain. “It’s sad this place is closing,” she said while visiting the owners of Novel T World. “They should have left this place alone. It’s so irking.” Shelly Andrin, area manager for swimwear retailer Loco Boutique, has been seeing visitors like Costa all week, including one man who

805 in the 808!

Join REAL a gastropub in Ward Village for 805 Day in the 808, on 8/5! They will be offering Firestone Walker sway giveaways with every purchase of their flagship 805 Blonde Ale. Available on tap or outta the can! Next week Saturday, August 5 from 2pm - 10pm.

A'ali'i Exclusive Presentations to Start

Starting on Saturday July 29th at 9:30am, Ward Village's newest residential offering in Kaka'ako will be unveiled in a series of exclusive presentations for potential buyers. These presentations will be offered on a limited basis, so we suggest anyone who may have interest to reserve your seats as soon as possible. Use the link here at A'ali'i Presentation to see the available dates and times, and to request your complimentary tickets.

A'ali'i to include micro-units in Kaka'ako

Doug Johnstone, vice-president of development at The Howard Hughes Corp, announced on Friday that a number of units in their new mixed use condominium project A'ali'i, will include micro-units starting at less than 300 square feet. The 42-story building will consist of studios from 277-373 square feet, one bedrooms from 430-624 square feet, and two bedrooms from 696-835 square feet. All 750 units will be marketed as "smarter living" with the emphasis on an efficient lifestyle, and living beyond the four walls of their home. To accompany this new trend in homes, A'ali'i will feature extensive amenities for it's owner's such as a rooftop fitness center, yoga studio, event facilities, bbq are

Honolulu launches Biki bikeshare

This past Wednesday, Honolulu officially rolled out it's new bikeshare program after 5 long years of research, planning and community events. With 100 stations and 1,000 bikes from Chinatown to Diamond Head, it's as simple as logging onto gobiki.org, then downloading the app. Pictured above is the Magic Island self-service"Biki Stop," and below are other stops.

SamKoo Pacific LLC looking to add second tower on Kapiolani Blvd

The developer of the recently sold out Kapiolani Residence is seeking approvals to construct a second tower at 1391 Kapiolani Boulevard. Timothy Yi company president of SamKoo plans to offer 500 affordable as well as market units in this new project in a 400 ft high-rise tower dubbed The Central. Working with the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development (HHFDC) once again, Yi expects this new project will attract a huge turnout as experienced with the company's first tower, which received over 1,300 applications for 485 units. The process for selection of buyers will be a public drawing once again. Rendering of Kapiolani Residence courtesy of SamKoo Pacific LLC

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