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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, April 14, 2006

BUSINESS BRIEFS
Kahala Mall nearly all open

Advertiser Staff

The Kahala Mall Radio Shack reopened on Sunday, making it one of the last stores to reopen since the March 31 flood that closed the mall for three days, the mall managers said. Most merchants reopened on April 4.

Gary Hashimoto, store manager at Radio Shack, said their store required some extra work to get it running again.

All Kahala Mall stores and restaurants are open now, with the exception of Borders Express, Watch Station and Kahala 8-Plex Theaters, the mall managers said.


SUPERGEEKS HAS FOURTH LOCATION

SuperGeeks will open its fourth O'ahu computer service center today at the corner of Queen Emma and School streets.

As with SuperGeeks' other three locations, the Punchbowl service center will offer services that include hardware and software repair for laptops, desktops, Macs and PCs.

James Kerr, SuperGeeks' president and CEO, said the company also plans to open centers in Mililani, Kailua and Hawai'i Kai.


PRIDE OF HAWAI'I STILL ON SCHEDULE

NCL America's Pride of Hawai'i will begin interisland cruises this summer, as scheduled, after a technical problem in its azipod system part of the propeller system is repaired, the company said.

NCL expects to take delivery of the cruise ship next week, said Robert Kritzman, executive vice president and managing director of NCL America's Hawai'i operations. All inaugural events, including the ship's christening in Los Angeles on May 20 and its arrival in Hawai'i on May 28, will go on as originally scheduled. The Pride of Hawai'i will be NCL's third U.S.-flagged cruise ship to tour the Islands.


HOKU'S CLOSED DURING UPGRADE

The fine-dining restaurant Hoku's at The Kahala Hotel & Resort will close May 1 for a freshening-up, including changes to the furnishings and food.

Hoku's plans to reopen on June 23 with a new menu and decor, including a hardwood floor.

The renovation coincides with plans to update hotel guest rooms as part of the property's first significant upgrade in 10 years.