Talk about starting off with a bang. Cold Stone Creamery’s first Kaua’i location, in Waipouli’s Kaua’i Village, exceed revenues brought in from one of the chain’s Waikiki stores as it celebrated its first month in business last month, with traffic in the store heavier than owners Don and Barbie Taylor expected, they said.
While the second planned Cold Stone Kaua’i location, at Kukui Grove Center planned for a summer opening, is still under construction, the Taylors recently announced that a third store is planned, inside Po’ipu Shopping Village along Po’ipu Road. At the Waipouli outlet’s grand-opening festivities, Cherelle Rego-Koerte, 14, a ninth-grader at Kaua’i High School and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rego, won a custom-designed, Max Medeiros, Hawaiian Blades surfboard. Rego-Koerte doesn’t surf, yet, but has brothers who do.