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Artisan bread is available in Wailea

Blue Door Bread Co.’s freshly baked artisan sourdough bread is available from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in the fountain courtyard of The Shops at Wailea.

Blue Door Bread is an organic bakery in Kihei. Its bread is made from dough that’s naturally cultured and leavened, then allowed to ferment for 48 hours prior to baking. “This old-fashioned process of making bread without yeast, sugar, or dairy keeps Blue Door Bread Co.’s hearth-baked breads delicious and nutritious,” an announcement says.

“Wailea residents and visitors alike can’t get enough of the quality bread products of Blue Door Bread Co.,” said Brian Yano, general manager of The Shops at Wailea. “We’re happy to pave another way to make the popular breads easily available to them.”

Blue Door’s natural breads come in a variety of batards, or torpedo loaves; boules, or bread bowls; baguettes; and focaccia.

The co-owners are Ty Lamar Milton and Michael Farina.

Milton has almost two decades of professional baking experience, and Farina is a renowned Hawaii business owner.

“We couldn’t be more pleased about the positive response we’ve received,” said Milton. “The growing demand from the Market at The Shops led us to this wonderful opportunity.”

The Shops hosts an outdoor marketplace from 4 to 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.

For more information, visit www.theshopsatwailea.com or connect on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Maui firm honored for custom homes

Architectural Design & Construction has been named as one of the best custom home builders in Hawaii.

The recognition comes from the editor of Home Builder Digest and Custom Home Magazine.

The Wailuku-based company was selected as the Best Custom Home Builder on the island of Maui and third best in the state of Hawaii.

For more information and a full list of winners, visit www.homebuilderdigest.com/the-best-custom-home-builders-in-hawaii/.

Home Builder Digest recognized the company as an architect-led homebuilder that pays attention to sustainability.

“ADC has built some amazing custom homes that truly express and complement the wonder and beauty of the islands,” the digest reported.

The company’s president and owner is architect Clayton Nishikawa, a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He founded the company in 2000.

The home construction company is a member of Green Building Council and has a LEED-accredited architect on staff, as well as an Aging-in-Place expert.

Jack Cookson, editor of Home Builder Digest and Custom Home Magazine, said: “Our ranking features a list of the most experienced and accomplished custom home builders in the Aloha State. These firms understand the islands and know how to build homes that complement their beloved surroundings. This list of the best 15 custom home builders in Hawaii includes local industry leaders, award winners, high-end luxury boutique companies and the firms behind some of the highest-priced homes in the state.”

For more information, visit www.adcmaui.com, call 986-8300 or send email to clayton@adcmaui.com. The office is at 2145 Wells St., Suite 301, Wailuku 96793.

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Lahaina Loft offers unique event venue

Wedding and event planners have a new venue to choose from in West Maui — the Lahaina Loft, located on the second floor of the Lahaina Galleries on Front Street, according to an announcement.

Described as a “blank slate” for wedding receptions and corporate events, the loft features 2,000 square feet of air-conditioned event space. The contemporary oceanfront event space has white walls, wood floors and large windows as well as an outdoor lanai with “picturesque Maui ocean and sunset views.”

There’s enough space for as many as 150 guests.

“The open-concept design allows for hosts to easily transform the space in the look and style they desire,” says Denise Black, Lahaina Loft managing partner. “With the help of our expert event planners and valued relationships with specialized vendors, we can bring your vision to life.”

Clients have the option to partner with professional coordinators and their preferred vendors or work directly with Lahaina Loft, tapping into an extensive list of Maui chefs and wedding and event professionals.

Formerly a restaurant, the multifunctional space is outfitted with a commercial kitchen with plenty of room for workstations and kitchen preparations, the announcement says.

For more information, visit www.lahainaloft.com or call (808) 868-0540.

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Brainstormers to host two meetings

Maui Business Brainstormers will offer two free “Business in the Think Tank” meetings with featured speakers this month, according to an announcement.

The first will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao. That event’s facilitators will be Gylian Solay, owner of Emergent Life Foundation, and Charlene Yoshimura, owner of Char Can Help.

The second will run from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 25 at Monsanto Hawaii in Kihei. The facilitators will be Kauionalani Waller, owner of Maui Nui Wear, and Gerry Smith, director of business development at the Maui Economic Development Board.

Space is limited, and participants need to register. To do so for the Tuesday event, go to www.meetup.com/MauiBusinessBrainstormers/events/245723658/. And, for the July 25 event, go to www.meetup.com/MauiBusinessBrainstormers/events/251462954/.

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Opportunities for pop-up shops set

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center has announced pop-up shop opportunities for this fall.

The center is seeking “creative and engaging pop-up shops.”

“Also known as flash retailing, locally owned businesses have the opportunity to set up a short-term, temporary retail event that is “here today, gone tomorrow,” but leaves a lasting impression with customers, an announcement says.

“Our islands carry a wealth of made-in-Hawaii small businesses, and our Maui customers desire the opportunity to shop for these items in a convenient, central location,” said Toni Rojas, marketing director. “It’s also an opportunity for new businesses to test their product in our market.”

For more information, contact Leigh Drewry, specialty leasing manager, at ldrewry@qkcmanagement.com or call 856-8108.

* Local Business in Brief is published on the second Monday of the month and welcomes news releases and announcements regarding businesses in Maui County. To submit material or for more information, contact citydesk@mauinews.com or (808) 242-6343.

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