R&D Debuts New Look

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If you’ve walked by Kaka’ako lately, you might’ve noticed the closed sign and the papered over windows of Interisland Terminal’s R&D. The multi-use space has been home to a bookshop of art, design and culinary books, as well as providing open workspace for collaboration. It’s been closed for more than a month, and is on the verge of revealing its makeover look later today.

Wei Fang is part of the R&D team and has overseen the remodeling.

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R&D’s large windows shine light on the noticeably bigger space and loftier heights.  Beams of wood from the old ceiling were repurposed to create a wood counter bar that now lines the side of the café.

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Christian O’Connor is one such regular who popped by to check out the new space.

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You can see the new space for yourself at R&D’s re-launch party. It takes place tonight at 6:30 and you can buy tickets to the event here or submit a donation here.

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(Molly Solomon / HPR News)