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Maui Baker Wins 3 Months of Free Rental Space at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center

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July 31, 2022, 3:10 p.m. HST

Four made-in-Hawai’i brands — Happie Happie Joie Joie, Maui Glass Shapers, Edana Joy Crochet and Maui Slime Co. — took center stage at the Queen Kaʻahumanu Center on Saturday to compete for free rental space for three months. during the 2nd Annual Start With A Cart competition.

The winner was Jocelyn Kanaele of Happie Happie Joie Joie, a baker from the Hali’imaile General Store. She won the most votes from the public and the highest scores from a jury.

Happie Happie Joie Joie is a company that makes artisanal pastries.

“This competition gives our buyers a voice in the products they want to see and truly embodies QKC’s core values ​​of community, culture and commerce,” said Kauwela Bisquera, General Manager of Queen Ka’ ahumanu Center.

Mise Kimono, a Japanese-inspired fashion company, won the inaugural Start with a Cart last year. The company opened its cart in the fall of 2021 and moved to a physical location next to Jeans Warehouse Kids in March 2022.

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“It’s amazing how many small local businesses are thriving here and want to open in QKC,” said Shannon Loo, founder of Mise Kimono and judging panel for this year’s competition. “People come back, people shop, families come together. It’s a wonderful feeling to be part of a mall that guides it to the local community.

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The contest is sponsored by the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, the Maui County Office of Economic Development and the HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union.