New Shopping & Dining Options Open at Whalers Village
By Maui Now Staff
New additions at the Whalers Village beachfront shopping center include trendy new shops, the return of the Grown on Maui Farmers Market and Joey’s Kitchen, renowned Chef Joey Macadangdang’s latest venture.
After a grand opening celebration on March 27, Joey’s officially opened for business the next morning at 7:30 a.m.
Diners were quick to acclaim the casual restaurant’s fantastic combination of amazing flavors, good prices and great location.
The former longtime chef of Roy’s and Pineapple Grill, Macadangdang said it has always been his dream to offer people a “Dap-Ayan”—a place to come eat, have fun, share and learn.
“I created a menu that was diverse and went back to my roots—really, the things that I love to eat!” said Macadangdang.
His “Hawai‘i-inspired Filipino Asian cuisine” features savory menu items such as Embutido Loco Moco (Filipino meatloaf with sunny side-up egg), Short Ribs Sinegang (a homegrown one-pot soup with a sour flavor derived from tamarind), Stir Fry Vegetable Pancit (noodles with shrimp, chicken or pork), a Bulgogi Beef Hoagie Roll (with Swiss cheese, slaw, kimchee and miso), Crispy Pork Lumpia Rolls, and many more.
Joey’s has joined Whalers Village Food Court eateries on the lower level, in the former Ruby’s Dinette location.
Macadangdang, along with an increasing number of Kā‘anapali and Maui chefs, is dedicated to sourcing his food from island farmers, ranchers and fishermen. These partnerships are good for the island’s economy and sustainability.
For more fresh island food at Whalers Village, shoppers will enjoy the Grown on Maui Farmers Market, which will return to the center on Saturday, June 6, as part of the first annual Maui Jim OceanFest. On Saturday, Sept. 5, it will be part of the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival Kā‘anapali.
The market will feature a rainbow of Maui produce–from dragonfruit to bok choy, Waipoli lettuce to Kula onions.
The oceanfront location near Hula Grill and Maui Fish & Pasta will give shoppers the opportunity to meet the folks responsible for the local fare—some of which they may eat for lunch later in a Kā‘anapali restaurant.
Kate Spade and Rip Curl will also make Whalers Village their home at the end of May.
The first Kate Spade on Maui will open on the main level, offering a dynamic display of bright color, graphic prints and playful sophistication. Joining more than 140 Kate Spade retail shops across the US, the Maui addition will offer swimwear, eyewear, shoes, handbags, fragrance, jewelry and more.
Long known for her epic style, Kate Brosnahan Spade, a former accessories editor at Mademoiselle magazine, launched a line of handbags back in the ’90s. Today, the brand continues to grow and evolve, featuring clothing, jewelry, bedding, stationery and legwear.
The new Rip Curl store will open on the lower level near the stage. The surfwear store will offer cool beach styles and surf fashion, and sponsor some of the biggest names in professional surfing, including 2014 World Surfing Champion Gabriel Medina.
Popular clothing lines include the recently launched Mirage Aggrogame boardshort and the My Bikini collection. Stylish and functional watches (complete with tides and weather conditions), along with hats, dresses, skirts, cover-ups, bags and more will get shoppers ready for the beach–only few steps away from the center.
These new additions come along with a general refresh at Whalers Village Fine Shops & Restaurants.
“We are so pleased to welcome Joey’s Kitchen, Kate Spade and Rip Curl to Whalers Village,” said Lisa Donlon, marketing manager of Whalers Village. “It has been an exciting year, and this summer promises to be sensational! We invite everyone to come and visit our center—to see what’s new, as well as to enjoy all your favorite shopping, dining and activities.”
For a current schedule of events at Whalers Village, go online.
Whalers Village Fine Shops & Restaurants is located at 2435 Kā‘anapali Parkway north of Lahaina.