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Lanikai Juice Is Now Open Open

In the beginning of September, Lanikai Juice in Kailua underwent renovations. Fortunately, while the store was closed, the location was still open thanks to their mobile juice truck parked out front. The renovations are done and the storefront is now open open (and still crowded).

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If You Live Maunawili…

You stay be affluent so says Business Insider. This is from data taken between 2008 and 2012 for an area with more than 1000 residents. During this time, Maunawili residents had a median household income of $137,143, reportedly the highest in Hawaii.

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Lanikai Juice Kailua Is Closed But Open

The popular Lanikai Juice in Kailua is currently undergoing renovation. During this time while the storefront is technically closed, ingenuity has kept them open for business. They rolled up their truck so that they’re still can serve their customers. Now that’s akamai!

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This is a BIG seat

Inside Peet’s Kailua

Whoops, sorry. I forgot to post these pics inside of the new Peet’s in Kailua. Last time, I only posted pics of the outside of Peet’s. This time I actually went inside to buy a drink. The inside is small with only a few seats and a table or two. And a very industrial-looking stainless […]

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Executive Chef Exited

Seemingly a great location in Kailua, it was not. The Executive Chef that opened on Kailua Road in late 2011 is now closed. I’m not certain when they closed but driving by, you’ll see emptied spaces.

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Hiked the Lanikai Pillboxes

After reading this Exploration Hawaii post about 5 Great Kid Friendly Trails on Oahu, our family decided to hike the Lanikai Pillboxes of Kaiwa Ridge. Though we’ve been Windward residents for years, we never hiked the Pillboxes with our young kids, instead sticking to the paved ways of Diamond Head and Makapuu Lighthouse. Parking is […]

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Peets Kailua Now Open

Peets Coffee in Kailua is now open for business. Announced in September 2013 but not pau in January 2014, I was fearful the Peet’s entry to the Windward side petered out. But when I passed by this Fourth of July weekend, the store was finally open (and supposedly has been open for a few weeks). […]

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Socks from Paradise Soccer Club

I saw the letters “PSC” on a retail storefront in Kailua and wondered what that store is. PSC stands for Paradise Soccer Club, and if you’re a soccer fiend, this place is for you. PSC just doesn’t feature soccer gear and equipment but promotes a lifestyle influenced by soccer with a modern trend. It’s a […]

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Emptying out shelves

Kailua Safeway Progress

One scant week ago, I noticed the main Safeway in Kailua was getting remodeled. A few days later, there’s been some progress but more prep work done. Older shelving is being cleared for removal and some newer shelving are starting to show up. More of the new flooring is installed. There are more temporary, popup […]

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New flooring up close

Kailua Safeway Gettin’ Lifestyled

Finally. With the impending arrival of neighboring Target, the main Safeway location in Kailua is getting a much needed facelift. I’m not sure if it’s getting the whole “lifestyle” treatment as I describe the Kaneohe and Hawaii Kai renovations from years back or just cosmetic changes. From the looks of the amount of incoming hardware, […]

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