Business/In Brief • Dec. 25, 2013

Three D Gallery has winning storefront

Three D Gallery captured the “Best Decorated Storefront” contest at the Wharf Cinema Center’s Shops and Restaurants in Lahaina.

The theme this year was “Surfing with Santa at The Wharf.” The winners received “Wharf Bucks.”

Second place was Simon-Jon Gallery, and third place was KC Hawaiian Fashions.


Company expands chicken recall

HONOLULU – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a Kapolei company is expanding its recall of frozen chicken products.

The department’s Food Safety and Inspection service said Tuesday that Palama Holdings is expanding its recall to nearly 25,000 pounds because of possible improper storage temperature during distribution.

The expanded recall covers all teriyaki chicken products produced at the company’s Kapolei plant. They’re stamped with best-by dates ranging from Sept. 24, 2014, to Nov. 6, 2014.

The company last week started recalling 10-pound boxes of May’s Hawaiian style boneless and skinless teriyaki chicken thighs.

The recall now includes 5-pound boxes containing two sealed packages of the teriyaki chicken and 2-pound boxes with one sealed package of the product.

There have been no reports of illness from consuming the chicken.


Hawaii Film Studio to get $3.46M

HONOLULU – The governor is releasing $3.46 million in capital improvement funds for the Hawaii Film Studio.

The governor’s office says the money will go toward a new production and multipurpose building.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Monday called the studio a “key asset of our local creative economy.”

Hawaii Film Commissioner Donne Dawson said the funds will help with much-needed improvements for the aging facility.

The facility near Diamond Head was built in the 1970s by CBS for the original “Hawaii Five-0.” A $7.3 million renovation was completed in 2006.