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Kū‘ono Marketplace at Kāhala grand opening

June 23, 2021

Kamehameha Schools and its partners recently celebrated the grand opening and blessing of Kū‘ono Marketplace at Kāhala. Rooted in Hawaiian culture and sense of place, the marketplace is a community gathering place filled with an eclectic mix of shops, eateries and activities for East Honolulu. Revenues generated by Kū‘ono Marketplace at Kāhala and other KS commercial properties support KS’ educational mission. Stop by the center through Sunday, June 27, to take advantage of special promotions and giveaways from participating merchants! To learn more about the marketplace, visit

A private Hawaiian blessing was held to celebrate the grand opening of Kū‘ono Marketplace at Kāhala located mauka of Kahala Mall. Kū‘ono means “nook,” or a place where provisions are stored, in Hawaiian.

KS Cultural Consultant Manu Boyd KSK’80 offers an oli at the beginning of the program.

KS Director of Hawaiian Language Advancement Keoni Kelekolio shares the mo‘olelo of Wai‘alae, home to the Kū‘ono Marketplace at Kāhala.

Timothy Slottow, executive vice president of Finance, shares some welcoming remarks.

KS Kapālama Kahu Sherman Thompson blesses the marketplace.

KS Chief Executive Officer Jack Wong, Director of Planning and Development Duff Janus and Trustee Crystal Rose KSK’75 untie the maile lei at the blessing.

Senior Asset Manager of Commercial Real Estate Eric Ogata (left) and Director of Planning and Development Duff Janus (right) accept a certificate of recognition for the grand opening of the center from Honolulu City Council Chair Tommy Waters KSK’83.

Kū‘ono Marketplace at Kāhala tenants include: KAHALA MKT. by Foodland, Lanikai Juice, Straub Medical Center, Shell Gas, Purvé Donut Stop, Drybar, Territorial Savings Bank and Wholesale Unlimited Express.


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