New Haleiwa Shops To Open In Revitalized Shopping Center
Clark Little Gallery Haleiwa and Guava Shop have signed agreements to open in retail spaces at Haleiwa Store Lots. The stores are expected to be open to customers this winter.
A North Shore resident, Little will occupy a 834-square-foot gallery to showcase his photographs, which have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world, including at the Smithsonian.
“As my business continues to grow, the new location is a great fit for all that is coming up,” said Little. “The gallery is just minutes down the road from where my shots are taken. Not only is this my hometown, but this is where it all began. I grew up eating shave ice at Matsumoto’s.”
Guava Shop has been operating a niche boutique, selling swimwear and dresses in a space next door to its future home since 2008. The new store will occupy 951 square feet at the front of the redevelopment.
“We’re so excited to be front-and-center along Kamehameha Highway and on the main entry drive, and to be able to design our own space,” said Kai Cost, co-owner of Guava Shop.
“To be located at the new Haleiwa Store Lots is a great opportunity to grow our business.”
Construction for the shops is expected to be completed this month. The spaces then will be turned over to the tenants who can customize the space for their particular use.
A $16 million development project, Haleiwa Store Lots still is under construction and will feature five revitalized historic buildings, two central gathering courtyards, public restrooms and 95 parking stalls at the rear of the complex.
A walkway and landscaping will afford a comfortable and safe strolling path for pedestrians, and it will be buffered from vehicles.
Other shops at the Lots includes Matsumoto Shave Ice, Global Creations,
Whaler’s General Store and fruit stand, T&C Surf, Fatboys, Rajanee Thai Cuisine, Island Vintage Coffee, Greenroom, Kahala Sportswear, Mahina, Splash! Hawaii, Sand People, Malibu Shirts and Uncle Bo’s.