The construction you may have noticed along the H1, makai of Wet & Wild, is the groundwork for a car lover’s paradise.
Nothing’s being built just yet — nothing above ground, anyway. Right now they’re building access roads and utility connections.
But one business owner says he plans to break ground this year.
Ricky Price, owner of Flagship Fastlube, expects a 2019 groundbreaking and 2020 grand opening for a new Kapolei location on the land, which will include:
- A 133-foot express car wash
- An auto service center
- A convenience store, including gas pumps
“There’s a lot of work to do,” Price told me over the phone. “It’s our most important project at the moment.”
Flagship Fastlube has six locations, all on the west side. They were one of the first businesses to open in Kapolei, launching in 2000 next to the Shell station on Farrington. They are still there today.
Price said that the designs are in, and the company is working through the permitting process. “We’re excited about getting it up!”
Also, Two Car Dealerships?
All signs point to the rest of the 19,253 square foot plot becoming the site of car dealerships.
In December, according to reporting by Janis L. Magin of Pacific Business News, the owners of New City Nissan and of BMW of Honolulu each purchased plots of land on the same property.
Two car dealerships, a service shop, and a brand-new car wash. Car lovers will be able to drive in, get their car checked out and cleaned, gas it up, and spy their next purchase all in one place. Basically, car fans are getting their own amusement park right below Wet & Wild.