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280 Beach Walk Is First LEED Certified Retail Complex in Waikiki

The Hard Rock showcases the 280 Beach Walk retail complex in Waikiki

Hard Rock Café and 24 Karats Surf Are Principal Tenants

280 Beach Walk, the recently opened 34,500 square foot retail   development in Waikiki has officially received LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification making it the first retail complex in Waikiki to be recognized by the US Green Building Council under the Shell  and Core rating system.

280 Beach Walk retail complex developers are First Round Pacific LLC in partnership with the Honu Group, Inc. CBRE is the managing agent for the developers.

“It was important to the developers when they took on the project to make  the complex conform to the latest standards from the US Green Building Council,” said John Gerdes, Executive Vice President of L&B Realty Advisors, Managing partner of the development. “It makes very good business sense and it identifies everyone involved with 280 Beach Walk as good corporate citizens.”

The Hard Rock Café occupies a total of 12,697 square feet including the 2,579 square foot ground floor space occupied by Hard Rock Café’s Rock Shop. 24 Karats Surf is a high street retailer from Japan and uses 1,693 square feet. The developers are also in negotiations with potential retailers for space ranging from 967 sq. ft to 2,557 sq. ft.

Designed by local architecture firm, Eight Inc., the design of 280 Beach Walk emphasizes Waikiki’s sensibility to pedestrian scale through a carefully crafted architecture that celebrates a strong connection between its use, context, and climate. The materials, proportions, and sensitive detailing are designed to provide an iconic architecture that truly belongs to the public realm.


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