POSTED: 10:45 a.m. HST, Oct 3, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 6:37 a.m. HST, Oct 4, 2012
The remodeled Aloha Island Mart in Kahala won Aloha Petroleum Ltd. and its design firm CBX, the top honor in a nationwide design contest.
The store's design won the "Sky's the Limit Remodel" category in Convenience Store News magazine's annual Retail Design Awards program.
The $2 million project involved the demolition and ground-up rebuilding of the store that serves as Aloha Petroleum's flagship and design prototype.
Among its many features is Hawaii’s first walk-in "beer cave," which also is included in the recently remodeled Kaneohe store.
The exterior of the Kahala store is inspired by the plantation-style architecture found throughout the islands.