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Welcome to the Neighborhood

By June 3, 2024No Comments

A diverse collection of businesses has arrived on the scene in Kailua Town, including Hawai‘i’s first Tokyo Central Market, now open in the former Times Kailua location.

Here’s the scoop on these newest additions to the neighborhood!

10 Empanadas
Merchants Row
131 Hekili St.

10 Empanadas

Fans of this popular farmer’s market food vendor will be excited to learn that 10 Empanadas has put down roots in Kailua, serving up freshly baked Argentinian-style empanadas daily at their first brick-and-mortar location. Find this casual, locally-owned eatery on Merchant’s Row along Hekili Street.

Alize’e Salon
Davis Building
767 Kailua Rd.

Alize’e Salon

After honing her profession and building a luxury salon in Washington state, master stylist Vonella Joy Bishaw has brought her advanced cutting techniques and style trends to Kailua. Vonella’s newly opened Alize’e Salon specializes in custom coloring, Brazilian blowouts, extensions, and precision haircuts – and a luxurious, pampered experience for her clients. Located at 767 Kailua Road (the Davis Building), the salon is open Tuesdays-Saturdays by appointment.

HNL Sunglass Shop
Kailua Beach Center
130 Kailua Rd. #102

Honolulu Sunglass Shop

Honolulu Sunglass Shop, known for the vast collection of sunglasses at its flagship store in Ala Moana Center, has opened a second location at the Kailua Beach Center, near Island Snow and Bob’s Pizzeria. It is O‘ahu’s only locally owned and operated sunglass boutique and offers the state’s largest selection of in-demand brands, including 400+ unique Maui Jim styles. The shop also provides free adjustments, cleaning, and basic repairs. Open daily.

Hekili Business Center
111 Hekili St. #102


Whether you seek to improve your sports performance or general flexibility or alleviate muscle tension and joint pain, StretchLab’s highly trained team of Flexologists provides one-on-one assisted stretching routines tailored to each individual’s needs – in a fun, energetic environment. The newly opened Kailua studio at 111 Hekili Street (Hekili Business Center) is the second O‘ahu location for this national wellness franchise. It was one of the first places to focus strictly on stretching when it was founded in 2015. Open daily.

Tokyo Central
Kailua Shopping Center
130 Kailua Rd. #102B

Tokyo Central

To simply describe Tokyo Central as a Japanese specialty market is, well, too simple. From the company whose family of local stores includes beloved brands such as Times Supermarket, Don Quijote, Marukai Hawaii, and Fujioka’s comes Hawai‘i’s first introduction to this premier specialty chain. While you will find many familiar grocery staples, there is so much more to discover: an impressive selection of Japanese snacks, candy, and bakery treats; seasonal produce and seafood imported from different regions of Japan; thin-cut meats for shabu shabu and hot pot cooking as well as steaks ready for the grill. For those on the go there are convenient bentos, poke bowls, sushi, and self-serve food bar with local favorites. Open 6am-10pm daily in Kailua Shopping Center (former Times Kailua location).