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New businesses bloom at Queens’ Marketplace

(Photo courtesy of Queens’ MarketPlace)


Queens’ MarketPlace continues to grow and evolve, as new and expanding businesses enhance the total shopping experience of the popular Waikoloa Beach Resort mall.

Recently opened Harry Wishard Gallery and Century 21 All Islands, plus a larger space for Blue Wilderness Dive Adventures, bring additional fine Hawaii arts, real estate services and ocean activities into the Queens’ MarketPlace ohana, just in time for the holiday season.

“We are feeling a recent sense of energy and optimism,” said Waikoloa Beach Resort Vice President of Resort Operations Scott Head, “These three new venues, plus Ippy’s and Lemongrass Express restaurants joining us soon, each bring their own excitement into Waikoloa. And as visitors, kamaaina and our seasonal ‘snow birds’ come to Queens’ MarketPlace to check out what’s new, it’s going to be a lot of fun, and good for all of us.”

From mauka to makai, acclaimed Hawaii artist Harry Wishard brings the fine works of art that delighted upcountry Waimea customers into a second location by the ocean at Queens’ MarketPlace.

Open since early November, the gallery features Wishard’s evocative oil paintings of Hawaii and around the world, in addition to an eclectic group of fine Hawaii artists such as Kathy Long, Victoria McCormick, Lynn Capell, Mary Koski, Ed Kayton and other favorite island artists.

For more information, visit or call 769-5077.

For those vacationers daydreaming about their own “home away from home” in Hawaii, Century 21 All Islands stands ready to assist. Broker-in-Charge Charlie Perry says their independently-owned Century 21 office is happy to assist with beautiful vacation or second homes, investment properties, condos or townhouses. Within the Resort or elsewhere, they welcome opportunities to show their wide variety of listings, and assist sellers of homes as well.

For more information, visit or call 883-3321.

Enhancing its already engaging location in Queens’ MarketPlace, Blue Wilderness Dive Adventures expands its retail space with a great selection of underwater cameras and equipment, diver’s watches, dive and snorkel gear, UV sunwear and beach necessities from the best names in diving: AquaLung, Suunto, Excel and more.

Their top-rated ocean adventures include daily charters with snorkel ride-along, dive instruction and PADI certifications, one- or two-tank daytime dives and black water night dives along the vibrant Kohala Coast.

And, for those who like to adventure on their own, Blue Wilderness offers dive and snorkel equipment, surfboards and boogie boards for rent as well.

For complete information and reservations, visit or call 886-0980.

Since it opened in 2007, Queens’ MarketPlace in Waikoloa Beach Resort has earned a reputation among visitors and kamaaina as “the gathering place of the Kohala Coast,” full of shopping opportunities, services and great food, along with entertainment and arts programs, movies under the stars and contemporary concerts in Waikoloa Bowl at Queens’ Gardens.

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