Queens' MarketPlace at Waikoloa Beach Resort has moved forward with building out two prime spaces in their project with "vanilla shell" finishes, including drywall, lighting, and finished storefronts. The Queens' MarketPlace
owners have recognized the challenges that small businesses face in opening a new store and are reacting accordingly. "Queens' MarketPlace has stepped up and are making it very easy for small tenants to open a store at the center. We are already receiving a very positive reaction from the retailer community", said Cory Beall of Beall Corp.
"2011 has been a real momentum builder for Queens' MarketPlace and the Resort in general. Hawaii Island visitor arrivals and visitor expenditures are up, and that has translated into a significantly improved retail sales environment at Queens' MarketPlace. 2012 and beyond shows great promise at Waikoloa. The hotels are projecting growth and nearly another 100 timeshare units will open up on top of an existing inventory of 490 timeshare units, which provide a dependable and stable base of high occupancy year round," said Scott Head, Vice President of Resort Operations for Waikoloa Land Company.
Queens' MarketPlace is a 116,000 sq ft shopping oasis in the heart of the Waikoloa Beach Resort, a 1,150 acre master planned resort community with nearly 3,000 hotel, condo and time share units and over 50% of hotel inventory of the entire Kohala Coast. Tenants include Island Gourmet Markets, Romano's Macaroni Grill, Sansei Seafood, Steak & Sushi Bar, Quiksilver, and PacSun. In addition to retail, dining and office space the center offers two unique entertainment venues: the award winning Waikoloa Bowl at Queens' Gardens, and the Coronation Pavilion in the center of the mall.