8 QUEENS’ MARKETPLACE | CELEBRATING 10 YEARS THE PAST... Where we came from Garduque, a Honolulu architect and professor at University of Hawai‘i, Manoa. According to the upcoming book, “The Gathering Place: Waikoloa Beach Resort” by George Fuller, Garduque was inspired by Hawai‘i’s multicultural influences to model a unique personality for Queens’ MarketPlace. From the book: “How could we create our own image, our own interpretation of what architecture should be at Waikoloa? What would be our sense of place and make us different from Mauna Kea or Hualalai? Waikoloa appeals to a broader spectrum of the market than some of the other resorts on the island, but we always wanted to retain a sensitivity to the ali‘i of the islands.” The 116,000-squarefoot Queens’ MarketPlace began construction in December 2005, and had a soft opening in October 2007. Joining Starbucks — the first tenant, which started serving coffee during construction — were Charley’s Thai Cuisine and D.K. Kodama’s latest venue, Sansei Seafood Steak & Sushi Bar, with many more to come. As a tribute to Thos Rohr’s influence, “Rohr’s Way” was the name chosen for the walkway from Queens’ MarketPlace into the grassy amphitheater known as Waikoloa Bowl at Queens’ Gardens. It was here, on Aug. 30, 2008, the legendary “Earth, Wind and Fire” performed a live Grand Opening concert for an excited crowd of fans. The concert was the grand finale to a fabulous weekend of entertainment, music, and of course, food, as the island’s new gathering place welcomed guests to the first food court on the Kohala Coast, on the mauka C ongratulations Queens on your 10th anniversary With 36 years experience, Aloha Street is highly reputable and the leading Japanese www.aloha-street.com For advertising inquiries, please contact: email@example.com • 808-593-9463 media for information on Hawaii. Our premier free magazine and powerful website effi ciently introduces local businesses to the Japanese market. In addition, we collaborate with Hawaii Tourism Japan to publish the Island of Hawaii Travel Planner. Thank you, Queens’ MarketPlace, for partnering with us since the beginning! As a leading media bridging Hawaii and Japan, we will continue to meet our customers’ and readers’ needs.
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