Construction begins for new grocery-restaurant hybrid in Kauai’s Kilauea Lighthouse Village

By   – Reporter, Pacific Business News

Construction has begun for the 12,700-square-foot Kilauea Market + Café in the Kilauea Lighthouse Village on Kauai, a new grocery-restaurant hybrid from the Sullivan Family of Companies’ Kalama Beach Corp.

The Sullivan Family of Companies also owns the Foodland and Food Pantry stores in Hawaii.

The Kilauea Market + Café will anchor the 43,000-square-foot Kilauea Lighthouse Village, a neighborhood center in historic Kilauea Town, which is under construction and expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Hunt Cos. is the developer of the center, which broke ground in September 2016.

The Kilauea Market + Café, designed by architects G70, is expected to open in May.

The store will feature specialty, gourmet and traditional grocery items, as well as a coffee bar, an in-store dining and seating area, and made-to-order foods from an in-store kitchen.

“Our team is excited to have the opportunity to bring a new grocery shopping experience to Kilauea,” Vernon Ikebe, vice president of sales and operations for the Kalama Beach Corp. said in a statement. “Kilauea Market + Café will be a fun place for visitors and residents to enjoy favorite foods, sip a glass of wine, pick up a delicious snack or discover fresh local products – a place where the community can gather.”

Other Kilauea Lighthouse Village tenants expected to open in the first half of 2019 include Island Soap & Candleworks; Kai Bar Coffee Roasters; Kauai North Shore Animal Clinic, a full-service veterinary practice focusing on small animals; Wailua Shave Ice; and Wyland Galleries.

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