TOP 5 STORIES of 2016

TOP 5 STORIES of 2016

1) INTERNATIONAL MARKET PLACE Very few projects were met with as much anticipation as the reinvention of International Market Place. Spanning almost eight years, the project from its inception to completion has been a high stakes endeavor at nearly 350,000 sf with construction occurring at the most meteoric trajectory in Hawaii’s history. The final product is beautiful and a hood …read more

BYO Bowls and Cracking the Millennial Code

BYO Bowls and Cracking the Millennial Code

When you look at the BYO Bowls concept in Hawaii Kai Town Center, it may seem like an unusual crossover for this healthy, modern concept to be the brainchild of Teddy’s Bigger Burgers founders Ted Tsakiris and Rich Stula. But not only is it their proud creation, it is also a familiar journey for the two of them. In the …read more

Kapolei & Ko’olina and Their Growing Komplexity

Kapolei & Ko’olina and Their Growing Komplexity

It wasn’t too many years ago that Ko`olina was a couple of resort properties perched out on the west side of Oahu. Close, but not connected to a young Kapolei and a solid 20 miles from the nucleus of resorts in Waikiki. While the growth of Kapolei slowly picked up speed there was not much happening next door at Ko`olina. …read more

Manini Not So manini (Hawaiian: small) Anymore

Manini Not So manini (Hawaiian: small) Anymore

It has been quite a journey for Cameron Healy and Mattson Davis, the partnership of Manini Holdings. From Cameron’s humble beginning selling cheese and roasted nuts out of a van to creating and founding both Kettle Chips & Kona Brewing Company.  For Mattson, it has been a journey from his midwest roots starting in restaurant service beginning as a bus …read more