Future of Prince Kuhio Plaza still in limbo

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Regal Prince Kuhio and T.J. Maxx are seen behind a sign for the Prince Kuhio Plaza shopping center in Hilo on Friday, June 7, 2024.

The chairman of the Hawaiian Homes Commission last month told the manager of Prince Kuhio Plaza that if a 40-year lease extension the mall is seeking is to be granted, PKP and its parent company, Brookfield Properties, will have to improve its benefits package for Native Hawaiians.