Kona Businesses: Comings and Goings

Bye-Bye Borders

The end of the Kona Border’s store has finally arrived. I’ll miss the ability to get trade and reference books quickly, though at a premium cost compared to online, locally. The selection of books available in Kona is now fairly limited for specialty topics, magazines and kid’s books.

There are few great bookstores in the area.

For used books, check out Kona Bay Books

For a great selection of books about Hawaii (and more), visit Kona Stories in the Keauhou Shopping Center.

New Restaurant Opening in Kealakekua Ranch Center

We’re excited to see a new restaurant opening in the Kealakekua Ranch Center, a 15 minute drive south of Keauhou. Roberto’s Grill will be occupying the spot once occupied by Adriana’s. We’ve met the owner several times and are impressed with the menu and focus on making good food at a reasonable price. We’re sure they will be successful and look forward to stopping by on our way to and from South Kona.

Kona Gold Rum at Costco

One of our favorite local small businesses will be at Costco Thursday, April 14 to Sunday, April 17. Known for their awesome mac nut rum cakes, Kona Gold Rum will be testing the waters at the Costco. We love to see our local businesses sell at Costco, as it gives locals and visitors a chance to be introduced to products that might normally not see. If you’re planning on a Costco trip from Thursday to Sunday, stop by and pick up an awesome cake. You can also order online at Kona Gold Rum.