Business Roundup: May 2013

May 31, 2013, 10:20 AM HST · Updated May 31, 11:11 AM
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Nuka, a new Japanese style restaurant in Haiku, features a sushi bar. Courtesy photo.

Nuka, a new Japanese style restaurant in Haiku, features a sushi bar. Courtesy photo.

By Sonia Isotov

Once a month, this column is published and contains tidbits of business news we receive over the course of a month. If you would like your information included, please email [email protected].

Nuka, a Japanese restaurant and sushi bar, opened in Haiku in the original Haiku Mart building; the executive chef is Hiro Takanashi.

Kyle Ginoza, the director of the County of Maui’s Department of Environmental Management, and Kit Okazaki, the owner/insurance agent of Kit K. Okazaki Insurancy Agency (State Farm) were named to Pacific Business News’s 2013 Forty Under 40.

Harry Johnson has rejoined Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. as the director of transportation.

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Juanita’s Mexican Restaurant opened Monday, May 20 at the former location of the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Kihei; the drive-thru is in service.

L’occitane Boutique, a French beauty products retailer, has opened on the lower level of The Shops at Wailea.

West Maui Sports and Fishing Supply has moved to a new location in Old Lahaina Center and also celebrated 26 years of business last month.

West Maui Sports and Fishing Supply moved to new location at Old Lahaina Center. Courtesy photo.

West Maui Sports and Fishing Supply moved to new location at Old Lahaina Center. Courtesy photo.

Alvin Shima, who has been principal at several Maui schools, has been selected as the Hawaii State Department of Education’s Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui complex acting superintendent.

CJ’s Comfort Zone Deli and Diner celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Fairway Shops in Kaanapali.

Duke’s Beach House recently donated over $2,000 to Autism Bridges Maui.

A $5,000 donation was made to your Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation to set up a fund to help children suffering from Type 1 Diabetes. The donation was a joint gift from the American Board for Child Diabetics and Fleetwood’s on Front Street.

After extensive renovation and a makeover, The Plantation House Restaurant recently re-opened.

If your business had an opening, closing, promotion, retirement, anniversary, employee of the year, new product release, special event, blessing, new location, award, or donation, please let us know. Email [email protected].

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