Barnes & Noble

To Open Big Store

in West Maui

LAHAINA, HAWAII/2/14/06—Barnes & Noble will open the largest bookstore in Hawaii when the new Lahaina Gateway store opens in spring 2007.

The world’s largest bookseller is the first to sign a lease in the huge Lahaina Gateway lifestyle center, the largest retail center in West Maui. The center will feature shops, services and three full-service restaurants, and snack shops.

The center is being built on 11 acres across the street from Lahaina Cannery Mall and alongside the future Keawe Street extension that will link Honoapiilani Highway with a portion of the future Lahaina bypass.

The new Barnes & Noble will be the biggest bookstore on Maui, with 24,500 square feet and about 200,000 titles of books, plus DVDs and videos, music and magazines.

The facility also will include lounge chairs and reading tables for browsing readers and a cafe.

Barnes & Noble already has two stores in Hawaii, on Oahu, at Kahala Mall and Ala Moana Center, but this will be the first on Maui.

Lahaina Gateway is being developed by Bilarjo LLC.