Foodland Farms to be main feature of redesigned Kahala Marketplace
KAHALA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kamehameha Schools released new details of the make over that's about to happen at Kahala Marketplace.
Sitting at the corner of Waialae Ave. and Hunakai St., the three-acre property currently houses 20 tenants.
But over the next few months, a major upgrade will be coming to the center, which will take on the new name Ku'ono Marketplace at Kahala.
On Wednesday, Kamehameha Schools said construction will begin in September. Among the new tenants expected to move in: Foodland Farms, Dry Bar, Wholesale Unlimited, Hawaii Pacific Health and more.
"We are thrilled to partner with Kamehameha Schools on this exciting new project to serve Kahala and the neighboring communities," Jenai S. Wall, Foodland Chairman and CEO said in a news release. "As a local company, we are committed to opening a store that will make residents proud, a store that will celebrate the tastes and flavors we love here in Hawaii through fresh, innovative food offerings.
Roughly 150 new parking stalls will be added and redesigned to improve traffic flow.
Kamehameha Schools is investing $11 million into the project. They say the financial return will be used toward improving education in the Kamehameha Schools system.
"Kuono Marketplace at Kahala will incorporate Hawaiian culture, a sense of place to create a prospering community," said Sharon Gi, Kamehameha Schools senior planning development manager.
And as an added boost to the economy, Kamehameha schools says the project is estimated to bring more than 500 long and short-term jobs combined.
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