Kilauea commercial project lands anchor tenant

KILAUEA — The proposed Kilauea Lighthouse Village landed its anchor tenant.

Hunt Companies, developer of the new Kilauea Lighthouse Village on Kauai, announced today that it has signed a lease with the Sullivan Family of Companies to open a new supermarket at the future Kilauea Lighthouse Village in Kilauea. The Sullivan Family of Companies, operators of Foodland, Food Pantry and the Kalama Beach Corporation, will open “The Market at Kilauea,” a 10,000-square-foot neighborhood grocery store that will provide customers a wide selection of fresh, island grown, specialty, gourmet and traditional favorites in a warm and inviting community gathering place.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Sullivan Family of Companies to help introduce a new supermarket to the island of Kauai,” said Jose Bustamante, vice president of Hunt Companies’ Hawaii division. “As a locally owned and operated company, the Sullivan Family of Companies has been part of the fabric of Hawaii for decades, and has shown a commitment to being a community partner that focuses on serving island families.”

The Market at Kilauea will be a convenient, easy-to-shop, full-service supermarket that celebrates the warmth and sense of community present in neighborhood grocery stores of old. Featuring meat, seafood, produce, deli and bakery departments, local and regional products, and a wide range of offerings from Oreos to organic chicken and locally grown kale, the store will allow customers to do all their shopping without ever leaving the community. Approximately 50 employees will be hired to work at The Market at Kilauea when it opens.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to serve the Kilauea community,” said Jenai S. Wall, Chairman and CEO of the Sullivan Family of Companies. “We are committed to ensuring The Market at Kilauea will be a gathering place for the community that delivers outstanding shopping experiences and makes the residents of Kilauea proud.”

Kilauea Lighthouse Village will be a 50,000-square foot mixed-use town center development in historic Kilauea Town, 1.5 miles from the Kilauea Point Lighthouse. The Market at Kilauea will be the anchor store among a mix of businesses and essential services such as a bank, pharmacy, fitness center, restaurants, small retailers and office space to provide improved convenience and quality services for the community. Live-work units with living quarters above groud floor business spaces will also be integrated into the town center. Construction is expected to begin on Kilauea Lighthouse Village in the summer of 2015 and on The Market at Kilauea in 2016.

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