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Dec. 17, 2019

10 Things To Know Before Moving to Hawaii

People dream of moving to Hawaii – after all, it’s paradise. With promise of serene tropical weather all year round and living near a pristine beach, Hawaii seems like an ideal location. But while our islands are beautiful, it’s also important – as with any big move – to do ...

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Dec. 17, 2019

New Poke Bar, Redfish, by Foodland Opens at SALT

Redfish Poke

Kakaako is slowly becoming a food mecca in urban Honolulu. Everything from high-end restaurants like Nobu to mom and pop hole-in-the-wall eateries like Insomnia Cafe can be found in this blossoming mini city. New on the scene is Redfish Poke Bar which serves up modern, local-style comfort food. You have ...

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Dec. 6, 2019

Kakaako Kitchen Closing its Doors

We live in Paradise and as the seasons change we are so blessed that the weather doesn't. Though, a different kind of change is taking place in Kakaako right now, specifically Ward Village where the Texas based developer is developing one of the most dynamic masterplanned communities Hawaii may ...

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July 16, 2019

Your Ultimate Guide to Kaka‘ako

Kakaako Murals

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 in 2020

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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