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Business Briefs

Reported by Star-Bulletin staff & wire

Thursday, January 18, 2001

DFS Galleria to get new restaurant

A new restaurant, the Kalia Grill, will open Feb. 1 at the expanded DFS Galleria Waikiki on Kalakaua Avenue. The restaurant, owned by DFS Hawaii, will be managed by Richard Chan, owner of I Love Country Cafe.

The 8,600-square-foot restaurant will seat 160 inside and 180 more on an outside lanai.

It will serve Pacific Rim cuisine with a shipboard theme, in line with the Galleria's "Boat Days" image.

Pratt returns to helm Grove Farm Co.

Five years after retiring from Grove Farm Co., David Pratt has returned to become president and chief executive of the Kauai-based land-holding company. Pratt had previously served as president of Grove Farm for more than 20 years, leading it through a transition from a sugar company to a major developer and lessor.

Top executives promoted at Gentry

Norm Dyer, president of Gentry Homes Ltd. for six years, is being promoted to chairman of the Central Oahu home-building company. Dyer will focus on development at Waiawa, a new residential, commercial and golf course community, the company said yesterday. The president's post will be filled by Robert W. Brant, who joined Gentry in July as senior vice president.

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