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Maui Target Drives Increased Sales at A&B Business Park

Groundbreaking of the Pu‘unēnē Shopping Center that will house Maui's first Target store. Photo by Wendy Osher. [1]

Groundbreaking of the Pu‘unēnē Shopping Center that will house Maui’s first Target store. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. announced the recent close on three sales at its Maui Business Park II project near the Kahului Airport.

The first was a $7.1 million sale of a 4.1 acre parcel to Maui County that closed on Nov. 6, 2014.

The parcel will be used to accommodate the Central Maui Service Center, which is nearing the end of its lease at the Maui Mall in Kahului.

The deal included an additional 30 acres of beachfront property between Baldwin Park and Lower Pāʻia Park [2] that was gifted to the County, that will effectively expand the North Shore park coastline.

A second 1.5 acre parcel was sold to American Savings Bank for $4 million in a deal that closed on Dec. 4, 2014.

Maui Business Park road opening. File photo by Wendy Osher. [3]

Maui Business Park road opening. File photo by Wendy Osher.

The new ASB parcel is adjacent to the new Target center [4] currently under construction at the corner of Mokulele Highway and Hoʻokele Street near Zippy’s.

A&B executives said the development of Maui’s first Target store [5] on 24 acres of land at the future Pu‘unēnē Shopping Center, is driving increased interest in the parcels at the project.

The sale of a third parcel closed on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 at a 1.5 acre parcel.  A&B reports that the parcel sold to Shelton Holdings for BMW at an estimated price of $3.3 million.

Maui Business Park II is the second phase of a commercial light industrial/retail park developed by Alexander & Baldwin that covers 179 acres.

In a press release statement, Christopher J. Benjamin, A&B president and chief operating officer said several additional contracts are also in various stages of buyer due diligence.

The first phase of the Maui Business Park already features Walmart, Costco, Home Depot and Office Max.

Site visit 11/1/14 at Paia beachfront acreage (Mayor Alan Arakawa, Council Chair Gladys Baisa and Grant Chun, Vice President, A&B Properties, Inc.). Photo credit: County of Maui / Ryan Piros. [6]

Site visit 11/1/14 at Pāʻia beachfront acreage (Mayor Alan Arakawa, Council Chair Gladys Baisa and Grant Chun, Vice President, A&B Properties, Inc.). Photo credit: County of Maui / Ryan Piros.