Kress Building getting makeover

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Roger Braun, a 21-year veteran with Kaiwi Construction, backfills an amended water line to the Ma’s Restaurant building on Halenani Street in Lihue, located near the Kress Building in Lihue. Braun said the project they are working with won’t be a restaurant, but is part of the new look on Rice Street.

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

Plumber Dennis Marugame checks the water meter for a project he’s working on across the street from the Kress Building on Rice Street. Marugame said his project, owned by Hale Kauai, will become a yoga studio.

LIHUE — A historic building on Rice Street is scheduled for a makeover with hopes of revitalizing commerce in Lihue Town.