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Historic Ala Moana Pumping Station
Peter Apo, of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, gave the KIA Board an update on the Kakaako Makai plans. Of all the properties that OHA owns in Kakaako, Lot A is the most desirable for a cultural marketplace with retail spaces. Plans are for Fisherman’s Wharf to be carefully torn down in order to help to preserve some of its historical pieces, such as their iconic sign, and document the site and history.
OHA is not soliciting proposals for their properties; however, interim-use proposals and long-term leases are coming in. Long-term leases will have to wait; but they have a process for unsolicited proposals. OHA does have a sense of urgency in developing some of their properties in Kakaako. They are, however, mission-driven and have a responsibility to their beneficiaries to address cultural, quality growth, and sustainable futures.
Hawaiian Island Medical is focusing on short term or long term rentals, sales and services with free delivery, hospital beds, bath equipment, scooters, wheel chairs, etc.
Feeding Hawaii Together is sponsoring a time for their registered clients to pick up toys and gift items for their children the Friday before Christmas Day, December 20th, between 2pm and 6pm. KIA members have an opportunity to donate items or funds for this time of giving. Volunteers are also welcome to assist on December 20th their time. Contact Feeding Hawaii Together at 781-2018 or drop off at 615 Keawe Street.
Honolulu Design Center has three levels of show rooms, restaurants, wine bar, and events theater.
Central Pacific Bank has specialists for business banking and residential loans. Branch manager, Miyuki Almarie is a KIA Board Director. Pacific Rim Bank is located in Restaurant Row. They have staff who speak Korean and Japanese, and plan to have someone who speaks Chinese too.
KIA is also fortunate to have real estate professionals servicing clients in Kakaako. Those who attended our KIA Networking Event were: Barbie Hee, Joett Colgan, Frank Holmes, Tony Pace, Cherry Witley, and Karyl Choate.
Other attendees included Allstate, Doraku Restaurant, NAI Chaney Brooks, Robert Lee CPA, Servi-Tech and KIA’s webmaster/video specialist Peterson Rosario.
Congratulations go out to Fisher Hawaii for receiving the “Retail Business of the Year - Oahu” from the Retail Merchants of Hawaii 2013 at their Ho`okela Awards event.
And the MidWeek’s Windward Islander congratulated “Kaneohe’s Sherry Goya, who’s marking the 20th year for her two companies, Real Estate Referral Center, Inc. and Sherry A. Goya, LLC.”
Buster’s Repair Services has been a long member of KIA. Sherry Goya, KIA Executive Director, through no fault of her own, has used them twice in four years. Their repair service was excellent, and she worked closely with David Komori and her insurance agent. When picking up her Camry this month, she found that they washed it too. Mahalo Buster’s!
Are you opening a new location? Got a fundraiser you’d like to promote? If you do and would like to share it through our monthly newsletter, please contact Sherry Goya for more information.
Ohana Health Plan
Health Insurance-Medicare Advantage
500 Ala Moana Boulevard, #1, 1D
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 351-7218
Fax: (808) 587-6650