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‘Ahuimanu shopping center fully leased

KILAUEA — Let Love BLOOM is joining ‘Ahuimanu shopping center, which is now fully leased despite the challenging economic environment over the past two years.

The 1,050-square-foot boutique features sustainable clothing, believing that fashion should not be harmful to the planet or the creatures — human or animal — that reside on it. Let Love BLOOM only sells apparel in the styles and fabrics that are meant to last a lifetime.

Two new tenants have also recently opened their doors at ‘Ahuimanu.

Kilauea Surf & Skate opened in May from the team that owns Hanalei Surf Company, as it expands from its original home with this new location. Kilauea Surf & Skate offers Kaua‘i’s largest and most comprehensive inventory of water-sports and skateboarding equipment, both for sale and rent. The new 1,700 square-foot Kilauea Surf & Skate store is located next to Kilauea Fine Jewelry in the center along Kilauea Road.

Compass Realty, a national real estate company, has opened its first Kaua‘i location. The 880-square-foot office is near Kaua‘i Government Employees Federal Credit Union and provides real estate sales and rentals.

‘Ahuimanu is a 42,000-square-foot neighborhood center that features a mix of businesses and community services. Anchored by the 12,700-square-foot grocery store-restaurant Kilauea Market + Café, tenants are mainly established Kaua‘i companies expanding their operations from other parts of the island to better serve customers on the North Shore or new local entrepreneurs.

In the coming months, ‘Ahuimanu will also welcome:

• Sway Island Living, a homewares-and-lifestyle store and a sister operation to Sway Hanalei, is expected to open in August;

• Avalon Gastropub, a popular eatery and craft bar in Wailua, is re-locating, and expected to open in late 2022;

• Kenji Burger will open in late 2022 its fourth location;

• Scotty Browns at Kilauea, a restaurant, lounge and social house, will be the first Hawai‘i location for Browns Restaurant Group and Hanalei’s Scott “Scotty” Morison, the company’s chairman and CEO. It is expected to open in 2023.

“We are thrilled that ‘Ahuimanu is fully leased,” said Mike Lam, Hunt Companies senior vice president. “We are now on the verge of realizing the vision of ‘Ahuimanu as a center that showcases not only established Kaua‘i businesses and services, but also the island’s artisans, for North Shore residents.”

Hunt Companies owns and operates ‘Ahuimanu.

With 30 years of service in Hawai‛i, Hunt’s Development Division is responsible for the development, revitalization and asset management of more than 500 acres and 500,000 square feet of industrial and commercial space. Learn more at

Hunt, based in El Paso, Texas, is a diversified, family-owned holding company that invests in operating businesses, real estate assets and infrastructure assets. Since its founding in 1947, Hunt’s size and scope have grown substantially. Hunt and its affiliates employ more than 4,300 people as part of affiliated businesses throughout the world.

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Source: The Garden Island

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