Howzit Howard: Costco Iwilei

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Costco store in Iwilei is indeed the number one Costco in the entire chain, and it's adding 300 parking spaces. Costco has a lease deal for the adjacent land where Nick Cutter's old Chrysler Jeep dealership used to be. I'm told the Weinberg Foundation agreed to a lower lease rate than has been common lately.

The BIA Remodel It Right show at the Convention Center drew more than 8,000 attendees. Attendance was down on Friday and Saturday, but up substantially on Sunday. Organizers said attendees seemed focused and ready to do business.

A California couple who bought a seven-million dollar fixer-upper on Makena Beach has been fined $65,000 for making home improvements that came too close to the water. Harry Eagar of the Maui News reports it's the largest fine ever imposed by Maui County for something like this.

If you get a magazine in the mail called Inside-Out, it's new, and it's done by laid-off Honolulu Advertiser employees. They decided it was easier to found a publication than compete for fewer jobs at others.

Chevron, owner of one of Hawaii's two refineries, makes an oil strike off the western Australian coast. The find is described as, to use the technical term, big.

And finally, Sheraton has launched a new booking Portuguese.

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