Waikoloa Plaza breaks ground: New opening date, stores confirmed, hotel

Meridian Pacific Ltd.’s founder, Gary Pinkston, speaks to the crowd at Friday’s event.

Waikoloa Plaza’s development team, business owners and county officials take part in the shopping center’s blessing ceremony and ground breaking Friday morning. (Photos by LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

WAIKOLOA VILLAGE — At a blessing ceremony and groundbreaking event Friday morning, Meridian Pacific, Ltd.’s owner and president Gary Pinkston said Waikoloa Village is a bit like coming home.