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  Local Business / In Brief |  News, sports, jobs

Free fries with a new McDonald’s program

McDonald’s announced the launch of MyMcDonald’s Rewards Tuesday, with the option to get free fries, 1 million reward points for 66 people, and free fries for life.

To enter, download the McDonald’s app, log into MyMcDonald’s Rewards, and add the medium fries offer to your cart.

Sixty-six fans, one for each year in McDonald’s history, will receive 1 million MyMcDonald’s Rewards points. A person gets a lifetime of free fries by sharing on Twitter on Tuesday why she or she is the most loyal McDonald’s fan, tagging @McDonalds, and including #MyMcDonaldsFanContest and your home state.

Please visit MyMcDonaldsFanContest.com for full details.


TravisMathew opens at Shops at Wailea

TravisMathew, a men’s and golf apparel store, has opened its first South Maui location at The Shops at Wailea.

In addition to T-shirts, shorts, button-ups and golf polos, the 1,965-square-meter shop also offers old-school arcade games and a glass table tennis table, as well as two televisions on which customers can watch sporting events while they shop.

“TravisMathew brings a new dynamic to The Shops at Wailea.” Diana Whitt, General Manager and Vice President Property Manager of The Shops at Wailea, said in a press release last month. “This brand offers so much for menswear and the overall shopping experience. We believe it will be a real hit with our target customers. “

TravisMathew is in stores near Quiksilver and instead of The Walking Company. The shop is open Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“We are very excited to open a new store in Hawaii.” said Ryan Ellis, CEO of TravisMathew. “We will not only offer our complete product collection – from golf to lifestyle and vacation clothing, but the store will also exclusively carry capsule products from the State of Hawaii from our Destinations Collection.”

More information is available at www.theshopsatwailea.com.


Kihei Caffe opens fresh Lahaina spot

Kihei Caffe recently added a location in West Maui that offers original menu favorites like Loco Moco, Fried Pork Rice, Banana Macadamia Nut Pancakes, and more.

Located at the Lahaina Gateway on the same property as Moku Roots, Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, Island Cream Co., Foodland Farms, and others, Kihei Caffe Lahaina is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Lahaina Gateway location is the first expansion of the 4,374-square-foot restaurant that opened and named it in 1998 “Best Breakfast on Maui” for 10 consecutive years of MauiTime.

“We’re excited to welcome a Maui landmark to the Lahaina Gateway.” said Diana Whitt, General Manager and Vice President Property Management. “The addition of Kihei Caffe Lahaina is part of our ongoing Lahaina Gateway revitalization, and we are proud to expand our dining options with this longtime Maui resident and visitor favorite.”

Please visit www.lahainagateway.com for more information.


Andaz Maui’s “Ilikai Villas Are Ready”

The ‘Ilikai Villas in Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, which consist of 18 three-bedroom villas and one penthouse villa, have been completed, announced WCIT Architecture.

The first guests were welcomed in May, and the property is ready for one “Busy summer season” according to a press release last month. Villas are available as individual units or as adjoining units on each floor for larger groups and families.

“It was a unique experience designing under the challenges the pandemic posed for us – from the need to create a virtual sample room to how to deal with material and shipping delays – but ultimately we pride ourselves on what we could deliver. “ said Larry Cunha, WCIT senior vice president.

The design was inspired by ‘elepaio (native flycatcher believed to be the incarnation of the goddess Lea, after whom Wailea is named),’ uala (sweet potato grown in the midlands of the Ahupua’a by Paeahu) and the rock shapes found on Mokapu Beach , opposite the Andaz.

Each 2,000 square meter villa has a large open living room, bedroom, dining area and kitchen with sea views. The three bedroom penthouse villa is 4,400 square feet.

On the top level there is a glass bottom pool, large BBQ area, and an outdoor fire pit.

Reservations can be made through www.andazmaui.com or by calling 573-1234.


Ocean Center Launches Kamaaina Plan

The Maui Ocean Center launched the Na Hoa Kai (Ocean Friend) annual membership for Hawaiian residents on July 4th.

Annual membership includes unlimited year-round admission, 15 percent discount on purchases at Maui Ocean Treasures (excluding Pandora and sales items) and 20 percent discount in both the Seascape Restaurant and Reef Cafe (excluding alcohol and tips).

Membership also includes a free reusable bag from Maui Ocean Treasures, SEA News e-subscription, exclusive pre-invitations and pre-sale privileges for special events, and a one-time 20 percent discount on additional general admission prices (non-Kamaaina price). ) for up to two guests.

Members traveling to the continental US will have discounted entry to select US aquariums and zoos starting August 1st.

Annual membership prices for Kamaaina are $ 75 per adult (ages 13-64), $ 60 per child (ages 4-12), and $ 65 per adult (ages 65+). An Ohana Flex Pass that includes two adults (over 13 years old) and two interchangeable children (4-12 years old) is also available for $ 240, with additional children for $ 45 per child.

Hawaii residents must present valid state government identification to receive the Kamaaina membership award. Visit mauioceancenter.com/membership for more information.


Kahului branch new for Finance Factors

Finance Factors, Hawaii’s largest depositary lender, and its sister company Finance Insurance, opened a newly renovated branch and office in Kahului last week.

The new Finance Factors Kahului Center on S. Puunene Ave. 27 serves customers at the former branch and office nearby at 140 Hoohana Street.

“In these challenging times, we’re even more committed to delivering exceptional customer experiences in all of our Hawaii offices.” said Rob Nelson, President of Finance Factors. “We have served the Maui community for over 60 years, and thanks to our knowledgeable and friendly staff in the office, we continue to provide world-class service with improved health and safety procedures.”

Finance Factors’ new Kahului office will continue to offer all Finance Factors products including savings accounts, certificates of deposit and mortgage loans. Finance Insurance continues to offer life, health, property and casualty insurance products.

Construction of the center, which was purchased by Finance Factors in October 2016, began in 2019. The original bank vault that was on the property has been preserved and is a feature of the branch design. There is still space for another tenant in the new center.

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