‘Ahuimanu Mall sign Hanalei Surf, Kaua’i Athletic Club
KILAUEA – With the new ‘Ahuimanu Mall now 98% leased, Kilauea shoppers can expect the addition of some well-established Kaua’i businesses and new brands.
Hanalei Surf Company is one of the local companies eager to move to the Ahuimanu site.
“Kilauea has always been our biggest customer base,” said Charlie Cowden, owner and founder of Hanalei Surf Company. “More of our clients live in Kilauea than anywhere else on the island, so I felt (Kilauea’s expansion) was a natural thing to do when space became available. “
Cowden and Hanalei Surf Company President Kathy Must are still developing the concept for the new store, but look forward to having a new space to meet the needs of residents, although Cowden expects the store to host more. many visitors.
“(Residents and visitors) all want the same thing. You know, they just wanna go to the beach and have some fun, ”Cowden said.
Scotty Browns in Kilauea will join Hanalei Surf Company at the Ahuimanu site. The restaurant will be the first Hawaiian location for Browns Restaurant Group, which is based in Vancouver, Canada.
President and CEO of Browns Restaurant Group, Scott “Scotty” Morison is now a part-time resident of Hanalei and is very excited about the opportunities the restaurant will bring as it takes root here.
“This is an exciting project for us,” said Morison. “It’s more than a business, it’s a way of life. I live and breathe restaurants. That’s all I did and get the chance to shop in Kilauea… I can’t tell you how excited we are.
Scotty Browns’ menu has yet to be developed, but according to Morison the food will be “quality casual,” using locally sourced ingredients to give a new twist to recipes popular in other places. Diners can expect to see dishes like salads, burgers, and bowls on the menu. They provide a large patio for outdoor dining.
Both sites expect their Kilauea locations to open mid to late 2022.
Construction of the Kaua’i Athletic Club’s Ahuimanu site, Kilauea Phys Ed, is well underway and is expected to open by the end of this year. Currently, there is no traditional gym accessible to the public on the North Shore.
“I am delighted to open this facility for the kama’aina up there on the North Shore. I think it’s been a long time coming, ”said Josh Nations, owner of Kaua’i Athletic Club. “We look forward to being not only a fitness resource, but a gathering place for the whole community. There is no real replacement for the social bond people form in gyms. “
Kilauea Phys Ed is expected to have a line of commercial equipment designed to meet the needs of adults of all ages, abilities and genders. According to Nations, gym users will have access to cardio machines, weight machines, free weights and functional zones with functional equipment. The gym will also offer full personal training services.
Over the next few months, ‘Ahuimanu will also host Avalon Gastropub, Kenji Burger, North Shore Chiropractic Clinic and real estate companies Hawai’i Life and Compass Realty.