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For these 3 Hawaii business owners, the pandemic was no time to panic

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                                Popoki + Tea Cat Cafe owner Liberty Peralta spends time with some of the cats at her Kaimuki cafe. Peralta shut down for two months during the pandemic, but during that time she was able to handle some cat adoptions.
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Popoki + Tea Cat Cafe owner Liberty Peralta spends time with some of the cats at her Kaimuki cafe. Peralta shut down for two months during the pandemic, but during that time she was able to handle some cat adoptions.

COURTESY ZOA DUBARRY
                                Zoa Dubarry’s Moroccan-inspired bathroom features blue zellige tile, vintage wall sconces and mirror and a modern sink and fixtures.
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COURTESY ZOA DUBARRY

Zoa Dubarry’s Moroccan-inspired bathroom features blue zellige tile, vintage wall sconces and mirror and a modern sink and fixtures.

COURTESY ZOA DUBARRY
                                An entryway designed by Zoa Dubarry combines Hawaiian and Moroccan elements in a modern eclectic style.
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COURTESY ZOA DUBARRY

An entryway designed by Zoa Dubarry combines Hawaiian and Moroccan elements in a modern eclectic style.

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                                Jaime Moniz and John Garcia started the Kaimuki Soap Co. in April, handcrafting their artisanal soaps from local produce, essential oils and other ingredients.
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Jaime Moniz and John Garcia started the Kaimuki Soap Co. in April, handcrafting their artisanal soaps from local produce, essential oils and other ingredients.

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                                Kaimuki Soap Co. co-owner Jaime Moniz wraps handmade soaps at her home in Kaimuki. The company produces specialized body bars, facial soaps, hand soaps and shampoo bars.
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Kaimuki Soap Co. co-owner Jaime Moniz wraps handmade soaps at her home in Kaimuki. The company produces specialized body bars, facial soaps, hand soaps and shampoo bars.

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                                Pedestrians on Waialae Avenue paused to peer at cats earlier this month at Popoki + Tea Cat Cafe in Kaimuki. Owner Liberty Peralta, at right, opened the cafe in February.
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Pedestrians on Waialae Avenue paused to peer at cats earlier this month at Popoki + Tea Cat Cafe in Kaimuki. Owner Liberty Peralta, at right, opened the cafe in February.

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                                Popoki + Tea Cat Cafe owner Liberty Peralta spends time with some of the cats at her Kaimuki cafe. Peralta shut down for two months during the pandemic, but during that time she was able to handle some cat adoptions.
COURTESY ZOA DUBARRY
                                Zoa Dubarry’s Moroccan-inspired bathroom features blue zellige tile, vintage wall sconces and mirror and a modern sink and fixtures.
COURTESY ZOA DUBARRY
                                An entryway designed by Zoa Dubarry combines Hawaiian and Moroccan elements in a modern eclectic style.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jaime Moniz and John Garcia started the Kaimuki Soap Co. in April, handcrafting their artisanal soaps from local produce, essential oils and other ingredients.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kaimuki Soap Co. co-owner Jaime Moniz wraps handmade soaps at her home in Kaimuki. The company produces specialized body bars, facial soaps, hand soaps and shampoo bars.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Pedestrians on Waialae Avenue paused to peer at cats earlier this month at Popoki + Tea Cat Cafe in Kaimuki. Owner Liberty Peralta, at right, opened the cafe in February.