Martin & MacArthur opens in Waikīkī
Martin & MacArthur opens its fifth retail showroom today in the Hilton Hawaiian Village, in the area off the Tapa Tower and Rainbow Drive. Martin & MacArthur, makers and sellers of koa furnishings and other home accessories, has three stores on O'ahu.
The Waikīkī store will host hands-on demonstrations of Island crafts, including feather lei making, kapa pounding, stuffed bear making, jewelry making and painting.
Company founder Jon Martin will be on hand at the company's showroom/workshop at 1815 Kahai St. in Kalihi today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at the new Waikīkī store from noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow.
MOBI ADDS NEW CELL SITE IN HāLAWA
Mobi PCS activated a new O'ahu cellular site that will enhance its 3G network in the Halawa Industrial Park and Foster Village residential area.
The new site also strengthens coverage along H-3 Freeway from the Harano Tunnel to the H-3, H-1 and Moanalua Freeway interchange, Mobi said.
The Hālawa Valley cell site is the third the company has activated to date this year, according to Mobi. Other new sites are in Yokohama Bay on O'ahu and in Ka'ū on the Big Island.
GODADDY FOUNDER BUYS CHER'S HOUSE
The Wall Street Journal has identified the buyer of Cher's house at the Hualālai Resort as Bob Parsons, the founder and CEO of Web-hosting company www.GoDaddy.com.
The six-bedroom, 8,800-square-foot Balinese style residence sold last month for $8.72 million. It includes a master wing, great room, kitchen, dining room, outdoor living area and infinity pool with spa overlooking the Hualālai Golf Course.
Cher bought the 0.76-acre property in December 2004 for $2.9 million and last year began building the house but never lived in it. Concierge Auctions handled the sale along with Rob Kildow of Hualālai Realty.
Although the house comes furnished, Parsons told the Wall Street Journal, "I'm bringing a bigger TV."