Down to Earth to Open New Kaka’ako Store in 2018

Illustration: Artist Rendering of the New Down to Earth Kakaako Store

Our newest Down to Earth store will be a 13,000 square foot location just a few blocks mauka of the SALT at Our Kaka’ako cultural center.  Down to Earth will be on the ground floor of a mid-rise development called Keauhou Lane at the corner of Keawe and Pohukaina Streets. 

Kaka’ako is part of the urban core of Honolulu that is experiencing explosive growth.  The development itself will have 209 residential units and other retailers.  It is on the same block as another development that will be 40 stories high and have 388 units and a rail transit station. 

Of the 7,500 units already existing, entitled or under construction in Kaka’ako, about 4,500 of them will be within a five-minute walk of our new store. 

“Our expansion will enable us to provide local, fresh, organic and natural products to residents in this under-served part of Honolulu,” says Mark Fergusson, Down to Earth CEO. 

The new location will have the largest deli of all Down to Earth’s stores. 

Customers will have their choice of take-home pizzas, wok fried Asian style bowls, vegetarian sushi, and an array of new salads, all made to order while you watch.

There will be sweet potato fries and deep fried multi-colored vegetable chips to accompany items on the sandwich menu, cold pressed juice, and an extended selection of take home soups. The deli will include our acclaimed hot table with delicious entrees and salad bar, fresh juices and smoothies, a great made-to-order sandwich menu, fresh grab-and-go options and a wide variety of tasty desserts made daily.

The store will be surrounded by very nice outdoor seating areas on the pedestrian plaza in the middle of the development as well as on the perimeter along Keawe and Pohukaina streets. 

Down to Earth has engaged Philpots Interiors, Hawaii’s oldest and largest interior design firm, to give the store a new look that reflects its local roots.