Are you looking to take your small, local business to the next level? Are you ready to make that leap and have your very own storefront? Well, there may be a place for you to get your start or continue your legacy!
Located at 94-333 Waipahu Depot St. in Waipahu, Hi 96797 is a marketplace that is beginning to attract the attention of not only the local community but from people all over the island. The "Waipahu Plantation Marketplace" (the old Arakawa's) is in the process of searching for innovative businesses who are looking for a place to get seen. There's a few spaces available if you are thinking it's time to try your hand at opening a store location for your business!
BUT.... In my opinion, before taking that leap, be sure you you....
> Visit the marketplace location
> Keep a vision in your head about how to decorate your space
> Set yourself up with regular clientele who will come to see you
> Create an action plan on how you will market yourself to get new customers to visit you
> Then, FINALLY... Contact Kris Louie at (808) 479-3898 (Let her know you heard about the opportunity on ELEV8 Hawaii!
Ideal businesses for this location would be retail (clothing, handmade crafts, gift ideas, etc.), ready-to-eat food (bento's, musubi's, etc.), any creative idea that has reached a point and is ready to showcase their goods/services.
The anchor store that holds down this location is "SWEET TREATS by KRIS". Here, customers can get their favorite snacks from Sweet Treats by Kris, like cotton candy, macarons, and a variety of lil munchies. You will also find a full helping of snacks from other small local businesses that you may have spotted at farmer's markets!
If you are ready to get your product out there, short and long term leases are available to meet your need. Just give KRIS a call and get the ball rollin' (808) 479-3898. If you know someone who may be looking, be sure to pass this blog on to them!