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Welcome to the Neighborhood

By September 14, 2023May 31st, 2024No Comments

Arriving with the cooler fall breezes, six businesses have opened in Kailua Town, bringing tasty new food options to the neighborhood plus a furniture and home décor shop, an activity-packed indoor playground; and a team of child development professionals who help keiki thrive.

Read all about them here!

Three New Places to Eat

Māla Market
Kailua Shopping Center
600 Kailua Rd. #105

Māla Market

Current and future fans of Māla Market will be happy to learn that this health-focused sandwich shop has opened its first Windward Oahu location at Kailua Shopping Center. The straight-forward menu features a dozen sandwich choices (including vegan options and three keiki sandos) served on whole grain bread. With a generous filling of six kinds of fresh vegetables, plus a choice of sides, a Māla Market sandwich makes a hearty meal.

Great Harvest Bread Co.
Merchants Row
131 Hekili St. #101

Great Harvest Bread Co.

Blueberry cream cheese scones have landed at 131 Hekili Street, where Great Harvest Bread Co. is serving up its most popular made-from-scratch baked goods and whole-grain breads at its new Kailua Town location. You’ll also find a selection of hot and cold sandwiches and additional menu items unique to this Windward location: assorted salads, grain bowls and breakfast items.  

Local Boy Sushi
Kailua Town Center
609 Kailua Rd. #102

Local Boy Sushi

Founded by brothers Isaac and Erik Pantastico, this locally owned family business has been serving onolicious grinds at its Kaneohe location since 2009. Now Local Boy Sushi can also be enjoyed in the heart of Kailua. Along with a variety of sushi packs there is a selection of bowls with options that include spicy ahi and smoked salmon, smoked meat and BBQ chicken, among other toppings. The undecided can opt for the Big Braddah Bowl with a choice of five toppings. Save room for the bread pudding!

All About Kids

Hi! Keiki Playground
171 Hamakua Dr. #D

Hi! Keiki Playground

There’s a new place in town where kiddos can get into all kinds of fun: Hi! Keiki indoor playground is the (ahem) brainchild of Sophia Zhang and Qian Wang, two entrepreneurial moms who wanted to build an activity-filled play space for kids and their families. There are ride-on toys, mini trampoline, three-story play structure and a climbing wall to burn up extra energy; musical instruments and activity tables where creativity can shine; and even a kid-sized “supermarket” where keiki can “shop” for favorite foods. Buyout options are available for private parties, too.

Cove Child Development
Kailua Beach Center
130 Kailua Rd. #102B

Cove Child Development

“Helping little hands do big things!” That’s the motto at Cove Child Development where a team of occupational, physical and speech therapists is dedicated to evaluating and treating developmental issues in children. The range of treatment areas includes speech and language development; fine motor and self-help skills; focus and attention issues; sensory difficulties; and visual development.

A Store with Interior Motives

Woven By Shaolin
146 Hekili St. #101

WOVEN By Shaolin

This new Kailua storefront on Hekili Street is more than a place to shop for quality furniture, home décor and unique gifts. WOVEN is a natural offshoot of Owner/Principal Designer Shaolin Low’s Honolulu-based interior design firm, Studio Shaolin. Created to bring her interior design resources to everyone, the store has a team of designers ready to assist with home renovations and fresh ideas for interior spaces, large or small.