Kauai-born architect, Steve Au, thoughtfully
designed Kilauea Lighthouse Village to complement the rich heritage of existing historic Kilauea.

From his earliest drawings, Steve’s goal was to create a mix of charming village buildings sensitively designed to fit the local landscape.

Because of Steve’s local ties, he was also aware of Kilauea’s need for a new, full-service grocery store. The Princeville Center housed the only neighborhood grocery store, the 25,000-square-foot Foodland, in the area. Setting aside a convenient space for a full-service grocery was the first priority in Steve’s design.  One of Hawaii’s most successful grocery store companies, Kalama Beach Corporation, also recognized the need for another full-service grocery store in Kilauea and made an early commitment to Kilauea Lighthouse Village for its store, Kilauea Market + Cafe.

The 12,600-square-foot Kilauea Market + Cafe will be a stand-alone building. Its interior space and offerings have been customized to Kauai customers’ tastes.  Locally-sourced and organic produce, fresh meats, selected gourmet offerings, prepared meals, and take-away snacks will be showcased in a state-of-the-art grocery store.

Eight smaller buildings, designed for 634-square-foot to over 3,000-square-foot tenants, encircle the retail shopping center.

These intimate spaces house Kauai and Hawaii entrepreneurs offering services, shops and casual dining for locals, part-time residents, and visitors.  Kilauea Lighthouse Village’s easy walkability to other nearby shops and dining are key elements of Steve’s design that connects the entire Kilauea community.