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July 16, 2019

Your Ultimate Guide to Kaka‘ako

Welcome to Honolulu’s new “it” place: Kaka‘ako. This is a rapidly growing urban neighborhood with a rich history that’s deeply rooted in industry, entrepreneurship and Hawaiian culture.

Back in the day, this was a thriving area of salt ponds and fishing villages, prized by native Hawaiians who valued salt for ...

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June 12, 2019

A Guide to Kaka‘ako’s Food Scene

It's official: Kaka'ako is one of Honolulu's best destinations for enthusiastic foodies. Whether it's a quick snack, a relaxing brunch or casual dinner, this approachable, friendly neighborhood has it all. Here are just a few eateries you should try when you’re in the scene. 

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Feb. 20, 2019

Raising Building Height Limits in Kakaako

Kakaako skyline

How High is too High? Should we extend the building height limit in Kakaako from 400 feet to 768 feet?

Building heights in Honolulu have always been a polarizing topic among locals and developers. For many years, the topic has been brought to the forefront only to be quashed by ...

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Feb. 11, 2019

Our 2019 Guide to Kakaako

Our 2019 Guide to Kakaako starts here. Located in the heart of Honolulu between the business district of downtown Honolulu and the tourist mecca of Waikiki, Kakaako has the perfect mix of gritty industrial vibe and swanky luxury beach town. Our guide gives you the full run down of the ...

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Oct. 1, 2018

Festa Italiana Kakaako

Festa Italiana will once again light up the streets of Kakaako with amazing Italian dishes from some of Oahu's most amazing Italian restaurants. This weekend, October 6, 2018, you'll find a variety of Italian food vendors and entertainment from 4pm to 10pm. It'll be the perfect family ...

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May 25, 2018

The Howard Hughes Corporation to Redraw Master Plan Foregoing New Towers, Adds Plans for Elevated Walkways

The Howard Hughes Corporation, the developer behind the Ward Village master plan, has announced that its Gateway Towers project has been put on hold indefinitely as the company reenvisions its master plan. 

“We’re going to put Gateway [Towers] on hold and go through a redesign there so that it ...

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Dec. 6, 2016

Park Lane Ala Moana: The Sky Residences

Park Lane is probably the most unique project in the Kakaako/Ala Moana neighborhood. Instead of building vertically like every other project in the area, the height restrictions presented an interesting obstacle for the developers and designers. What we have today is a "High-rise turned on it's side" built across seven ...

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Posted in Condos, Explore, Kakaako, Stories
April 5, 2016

Kakaako Farmer's Market

Looking for a fun Saturday morning activity filled with beautiful fruits and veggies, delicious treats, and fun lively music? The Kakaako Farmers Market brings delicious fresh ingredients to one of Honolulu's hippest neighborhoods.

Located in Ward Warehouse the Kakaako Farmers Market offers a great balance of fruits, vegetables, and food ...

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March 1, 2016

Inside Arvo: Kakaako's hippest coffee shop


 Afternoon Mates! or rather, Arvo Mates!

Arvo Kakaako

Nestled in Kaka’ako, you will find a quaint and homey café that is sure to satisfy your coffee and toast cravings. Started by sisters Casey Wiggins and Dixie Rose, and Dixie’s husband Mason Rose, Arvo is an Australian inspired café focusing on coffee and ...

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Aug. 31, 2015

988 Halekauwila: Everything You Need to Know

Howard Hughes is now moving forward on the very controversial 988 Halekauwila, recently renamed Ke Kilohana. The 400 foot building was initially proposed as a fee simple condo tower that would house most of Howard Hughes' required reserve housing units for phase one and two of there proposed master plan. The ...

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