I Love Kailua Town Party

April 7, 2017

Get ready to celebrate the silver anniversary edition of Kailua’s biggest event of the year: the 25th Annual “I Love Kailua” Town Party, taking place on Kailua Road in Windward Oahu from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday April 30.

A favorite feature of this community street party are the food booths with flavorful specialties from Kailua-area restaurants. The Town Party is also an opportunity to enjoy shopping, great entertainment and family fun. Over 50 Windward artists and hand-crafters will have their work on sale; there will be plants and orchid sales; and the popular “I Love Kailua” logo booth will have limited-edition apparel and accessories bearing this year’s Town Party logo, designed by Kailua artist Thomas Deir.

Party-goers also can look forward to non-stop live entertainment; the Kama`aina Kids keiki fun zone with rides and jumpers; Castle Medical Center’s mini health fair with free screenings; and a variety of community groups with information to share.

The 2017 Kailua Town Party is a fundraiser presented by the nonprofit Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle and supported by Alexander & Baldwin Properties, Inc. Organizers encourage Kailua residents to leave their cars at home and walk or bicycle to the pedestrian-friendly event. What better way to work up an appetite before hitting the food booths?

For more information about the 2017 “I Love Kailua” Town Party, visit www.LaniKailuaOutdoorCircle.org or please contact Amy Hammond at (808) 234-0404.

EVENT DAY ROAD CLOSURE ADVISORY: The event will close all traffic lanes/sidewalk areas on Kailua Road on April 30, from Hahani St. to Kuulei Rd., fronting Whole Foods, the former Macy’s building and Kailua Shopping Center. Traffic will be diverted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please plan accordingly. Kailua – residents are strongly encouraged to walk or bicycle to the event. Three floors of parking will be available in the lot fronting Longs. Enter from Hahani Street, near Teddy’s Bigger Burgers. Accommodations for securing bicycles also will be available. For information on the bus schedule, please contact 848-5555.
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I Love Hula in Kailua 2017

April 7, 2017

2016-I-Love-Hula-Spring-v2aJoin us for I Love Hula in Kailua, a free hula series, which takes place one Sunday every month from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Kailua Town Center parking garage (behind Longs/CVS).

Feb 26 – Kumu Hula Alexis McElroy

Mar 12 – Halau Hula Pa‘akea Wailehua

Apr 9 – Halau Hula Ka Ulu Pua ‘A‘ala O Ka Lani

May 21 – Kawehionapua Hula Studio

Jun 11 – Puamana Hula Studio

 

Kanikapila in Kailua 2017

April 7, 2017

2017 Kanikapila Spring.inddJoin us for a free monthly music series. Enjoy authentic Hawaiian music from 4 to 5:30 pm at the Kailua Town Center parking garage (behind Longs/CVS).

Mar 18 – Ka Hehena
Apr 15 – Mike Ka’awa
May 13 – Danny Carvalho
June 10 – Kapena

* Schedule subject to change without notice.

Traffic Advisory

February 23, 2017

For the safety of the public, one lane of traffic will be closed on Kailua Road in the vicinity of the Lau Hala Shops project, which is located at the old Macy’s building site. Work crews will be putting up a fence around the construction project. The work will continue through Friday, Feb. 24., daily between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Alexander & Baldwin wants to advise the public of this work and apologizes for any inconvenience.

Alexander & Baldwin Announces Start of Construction on Lau Hala Shops in Kailua

February 6, 2017

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE:ALEX) (A&B) announced today it is continuing to enhance the vitality of Kailua by starting construction on the Lau Hala Shops, a new gathering place under development at the old Macy’s site featuring an appealing mix of community-focused restaurants, retailers, and services.

Featured tenants will include organic and natural grocer Down to Earth, which will relocate from its current location on Hamakua Drive; a new dining experience from Chef Roy Yamaguchi; a brewpub from Maui Brewing Company serving the company’s flagship beers and traditional pub fare; and a Harley-Davidson apparel and accessories dealer. Both restaurants will feature indoor and outdoor seating.

“We expect the Lau Hala Shops to become a focal point for the vibrant Kailua community. Following guiding principles developed with input from the Kailua community, we’re focused on bringing in new places for people to dine, shop, and do business that fit in with the area and will complement and enhance its character,” said Lance Parker, A&B Properties president.

Construction is scheduled to begin Friday, Feb. 10 and is expected to be complete in late 2017. The first tenants are expected to open in early 2018. Traffic control measures will be in place throughout construction to ensure safe access for pedestrians and drivers around the construction area.

More information about the Lau Hala Shops, along with artist renderings of the project, can be found at A&B’s Kailua Town website: www.ABKailua.com

Development of the Lau Hala Shops is the first phase of A&B’s long-term vision for its Kailua Town holdings, which seeks to redevelop thoughtfully and responsibly the A&B-owned properties within the commercial core of Kailua.

The Shops will total 48,400 square feet and include 10 leasable spaces ranging in size from 800 to 20,000 square feet, including the restaurants and small and mid-sized retailers. Interest has been strong and leases or letters of intent have been signed for nearly 90% of the available area. A&B will make further announcements regarding the tenant mix as the project progresses.

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