Business Report: C&C Development in Waipahu and Maui Sugar Lands

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Castle & Cooke is closer to sales at Puuwai Place, a new development in Waipahu. It's two long blocks of single-family homes on Paiwa Street, the road next to Waikele Outlets, but below the freeway. The houses back on an old cane haul road. The sales office is nearby, where Puko Street ends on Mokuola.

The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii tells its members the minimum wage hike bill has died in the legislature for the current session, but warns that bills to require paid sick leave even for part-timers is still alive and now includes a provision for family leave as well.

An intriguing new proposal to repurpose the former sugar lands on the Maui central plain – Kimo Falconer grows coffee above Kaanapali. He seeks a atate revenue bond to expand MauiGrown Coffee by planting 600 acres of coffee trees on part of the HC&S plantation land.

The Hawaii Ocean Expo is scheduled for Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9, that's five weekends from now, at Blaisdell. Amy Hammond says the event feature anything and everything to do with Hawaiian waters, including watersports, watercrafts, fishing and diving gear. A link on

Down to Earth plans a 40% off sales for its 40th anniversary – Friday, March 24 – at all four Oahu locations and the store on Maui as well.

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