PCC Opens First Phase of Hukilau Marketplace


On Oahu’s North Shore, the first phase of the Hukilau Marketplace at the Polynesian Cultural Center featuring two anchor retail stores – Laie General Store and Hapa Home Store – is now open to the public.

Hukilau Marketplace is currently open six days a week, Monday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Beginning Jan. 20, the Marketplace hours will expand to 10 a.m. To 10 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

The remaining phases of the Marketplace, including more than 40 retail, dining and activity providers, many with longstanding ties to Laie and the North Shore, will be open by Feb. 20 for the grand opening celebration.

“Hukilau Marketplace is bringing together in one location goods, activities, and special foods associated with the heritage of Laie, the North Shore and Polynesia,” said Eric Workman, executive vice-president of the Polynesian Cultural Center. “It’s exciting to see this new, fun, family friendly gathering place come to life and give residents and visitors another reason to enjoy the North Shore.”

Signature outlets opening in the coming weeks include Pounders Restaurant, a full-service restaurant offering local-style entrees for lunch and dinner that is named after the popular Laie beach, Jaseboards a North Shore-based skateboard company, and Nona’s Tropical Threads, offering island fashions for men, women and children named after Nona Warner, the PCC’s recently retired seamstress.