I have lived in Waikoloa Village on the Big Island for over 11 years now, and for as long as I can remember, there has been a real estate sign between the fire station and Waikoloa Auto. Every once in a while, it would disappear and then reappear after strong winds but for the most part, it has been a fixture in that space.
Recently, the sign changed, and a Goodfellow’s water tank truck arrived with a big banner advertising lease space available. I’m sure that I’m not the only one who is excited about the possibility of more of a variety of shopping opportunities here in the village.
Curiosity got the best of me yesterday, and I decided to park my car and actually look at the sign versus driving past it at 35 miles an hour. Right now, there are three “anchor” stores shown on the map that covers 11.89 acres. It looks like we will be getting another market, a hardware store, and a drug store to name a few.
The idea that I will not have to drive to either Waimea or Kailua-Kona for a simple hardware store item thrills me. I have always considered Waikoloa Village to be a convenient place to live. It is a quick drive to some of the most amazing beaches on the planet, has trade winds to help keep the vog away, yet it’s small enough that I know I will almost always run into someone I know in the grocery store. This new shopping area is going to be a wonderful addition, and just in time to accommodate this growing community.