Auto auction benefits Anahola

ANAHOLA — Anahola may not be known as a business-rich community. However, Anahola Marketplace manager Garret Danner looks to change that.

Danner has spent the last few years developing the Anahola Marketplace into what is being coined as “the gateway to the North Shore.”

On site, you can find a secondhand store, a commercial kitchen with rental space, a cafe and boutique shops with retail sales of custom shirts and women’s accessories made with vintage Hawaiian fabric. Uncle Keo grills huli huli chicken.

With a focus on expansion, Malama Auctions will be hosted in the marketplace as they launch the first retail automobile auction based solely in Hawaii.

“We are happy to have the Malama Auctions team join us at the Anahola Marketplace,” Danner said. “We think they are going to be a great fit.”

John Genovese, owner of Malama Auctions, said the business has always been based on the idea of local community and aloha.

“There was no better location than right in the middle of this — a modern Hawaiian community full of life and potential,” he said.

The Anahola-based retail auto auction is expected to benefit the community.

“We are pleased that a portion of the proceeds of each auction will go directly to the Anahola Marketplace, a project managed by the Hawaiian people,” Genovese said.

The first monthly series of auctions will begin Friday. Among the vehicles already entered into the auction are a 2017 Toyota Tundra, 1958 Chevy and late-model Porsche Cayenne SUV. It is estimated that more than 100 cars will be sold before the end of this year.

Anyone from around the state can take part in the bidding from their computer or mobile device.

Info: MalamaAuctions.com or 639-1380

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