Opened: March 14
Location: Harmon Loop Plaza
Owners: James O’Connor, Marilou Alcorn Sorongon and Yolanda O’Connor
Number of employees: 5
Seating capacity: 47
Hours: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Friday; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday
Destiny Restaurant, owned by three siblings, serves Filipino cuisine in a buffet format. Restaurant co-owner and cook James O’Connor said the $90,000 investment is the first restaurant he has owned and operated. O’Connor will eventually include more menu items outside of Filipino favorites after business picks up.
Opened: March 26
Location: Second floor of the Koa Building in Hagåtña
Owners: Sue J. Lee and Ray Junior Vibar
Number of employees: 2
Event capacity: 25 to 30
Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday – Saturday
Napu Mart opened on the second floor of the Koa Building, above Budget Bridal Boutique and Blush. The mom-and-pop store features popular snacks, drinks, grocery and hot foods from around the island such as empanadas from Agat and rice balls from Crossroads Express. An event space is available for rent within the 1,600-square-foot space, as well as shelf space for local artists to display their artwork. Packaging and shipping service is also available for customers to send Guam items off-island.
Gelicious Cakes and Pastries
Opened: April 21
Location: Tamuning, on the second floor of the building where Poki Fry Grubz BBQ and Poke was formerly located
Owner: Anne Elenzano
Number of employees: 5
Seating capacity: 8 – 10
Hours: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday
Cakes, bread, donuts, crinkles and other kinds of sweet treats are made available at Gelicious Cakes and Pastries. The 900-square-feet shop displays its goods out front while bakers at the back work on traditional and unique recipes. Owner Anne Elenzano says the bakery’s most popular item is the signature taro crinkle.
Cali Diner, Catering and Cakery
Opened: May 13
Location: Mangilao complex across Pay-Less Supermarket
Owner: Eleecia Jean T. Cali
Number of employees: 40 – 50
Seating capacity: 85
Hours: 7 a.m. – 10 a.m., 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sunday.
Cali Diner, Catering and Cakery in Mangilao will consolidate four types of services into one for a more enhanced customer experience, according to Owner Eleecia Jean T. Cali. The location features a dining area, a bakery, a gift shop and a flower shop.
Beachin’ Shrimp, Micronesia Mall
Opened: May 16
Location: First floor, across from Ross Dress For Less
Owners: Darren N. Talai, Gregg Kosanke and Jerry F. Pastones
Manager: Chris Cabuso
Seating capacity: 50
Hours: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday – Thursday; 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday
International Dining Concepts LLC, which does business as Beachin’ Shrimp, opened its third northern location at the Micronesia Mall. In contrast to the other two Tumon locations, the latest outlet is more suited for a dine-in experience. The mall location also has a bar with select craft beers, wine and liquor.
Furniture – Kathy Style
Opened: May 28
Location: Hagåtña, across from Bank of Hawaii
Owner: Kathy Sorensen
Manager: Yvonne Rodriguez
Number of employees: 19
Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Saturday; 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday
Seasoned furniture retailer Kathy Sorensen returned to the Guam market after selling Designers Direct and moving to Hawaii nearly 10 years ago. Furniture-Kathy Style offers a range of home furniture pieces and sets, including for dining rooms, living rooms and home offices. From budget-friendly pieces to the more luxurious sets, the furniture outlet hopes to stay on track with the latest trends in home improvement.
Opened: May 31
Location: In front of the Pia Marine Hotel and Condominium’s main lobby entrance
Owner: Emi Heacock
Number of employees: 1
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sunday – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; closed on Wednesday and Saturday
Pecoli offers an array of Japanese-themed treats including cakes, cookies and puddings. The dessert shop, at approximately 500 square feet, is a grab-and-go location and customers can call to order a dessert for pickup.
Pinoy Food Trip
Opened: Planned for the second or third week of June
Location: Tamuning, where Poki Fry Grubz BBQ and Poke was formerly located
Owners: Anne Elenzano, Edong Elenzano and Fe Elenzano
Number of employees: 5
Seating capacity: 30
Hours: 6 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday – Saturday
Pinoy Food Trip is part of the Elenzano family business, Cute Little Bakers, which also owns Gelicious Cakes and Pastries. The family hopes to create a space that is almost identical to a family dining room in the Philippines, with Filipino comfort food that will have people missing home. Customers pick and choose the food they want, already cooked, and the menu is expected to change each week.
Été Café in Garapan (Saipan)
Opened: March 16
Location: Across from T Galleria by DFS and Bank of Guam in Garapan
Owner: Steve Jang
Number of employees: 20 – 30
Seating capacity: 80+
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. daily
With more than 3,000 square feet of space, the coffee shop is a tourist attraction with its variety of coffees, smoothies, parfaits and delicious baked goods. The French name depicts a summer vibe and reflects the refreshing beverages, snacks and pastries served at the location.
Inas’ Kitchen (Saipan)
Opened: March 21
Location: Near the Mobil gas station in Puerto Rico
Owner: Chef Francisco A. “Sonnie” Sablan and family
Number of employees: 4
Seating capacity: 28
Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. daily
Inas’ Kitchen offers a fusion of cuisines due to the chef’s extensive experience with American, Hawaiian, American Southwest Mexican, Asian and Chamorro foods. The restaurant opens for breakfast and lunch with varying menus.