Update on PCC’s Hukilau Marketplace, nearby hotel 

The PCC’s new Hukilau Marketplace is on schedule for a soft opening next month, and a grand opening early next year (as shown in the recent aerial photo by PCC senior volunteer Jack Baxter):


 “We’re on schedule to open a few stores by the end of November,” said Kealii Haverly, PCC Director of In-Center Marketing, “while the rest of our new Marketplace will open in January 2015.”

“We’ re very happy with the progress of the construction, and we have basically finalized agreements with all our new tenants,” he added. “We will announce the new Marketplace’ s grand opening at a later date.”

Meanwhile, construction work on the new Courtyard by Marriott Hotel adjacent to the Cultural Center is also moving along nicely (photo also by Jack Baxter):


FYI, the light-shaded space on the right of the hotel project is the site of the new Laie McDonald’s.

Story by Mike Foley

mike_foleyMike Foley
, who has worked off-and-on

at the Polynesian Cultural Center since

1968,  has been a full-time freelance

writer and digital media specialist since

2002, and had a long career in marketing

communications and PR before that. He

learned to speak fluent Samoan as a

Mormon missionary before moving to Laie

in 1967 — still does, and he has traveled

extensively over the years throughout

Polynesia and other Pacific islands. Foley

is mostly retired now, but continues to

contribute to various PCC and other media.