This property and contiguous lot MLS 264889 sit on top of aquifers 8-12,000 ft. below offering a very unique BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY to create the next MADE IN HAWAII success story.
The vision offers a truly unique combination for success: increased TOURISM due to the STRATEGIC LOCATION just 8 mi. from Hilo International Airport and The Port of Hilo just off of Highway 11 which serves as the main roadway connecting Hilo w/ Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and its estimated 1.35 million visitors per year who pass this site; OPPORTUNITY as Big Island and the general area is the fastest growing population; LOCAL CONSUMERS; beer consumption is the #1 fastest growing alcoholic drink in the US; and RESOURCES w/free, pure water and locally grown fruits, corn, sweet potatoes, etc.
Over 800 micro-breweries in the US and growing. One of the worlds largest consumed alcoholic drinks is Shochu Awamori made from Okinawan sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are a major, abundant crop on Big Island.
With this amazing water source, the property has in place Special Use Permits approved by the County of Hawaii for a restaurant, brewery or distillery, visitors center, tasting room, beer gardens. The permits may be amended for other uses such as spa and health center, food production/preparation, warehousing, cold storage, etc.
Given the agricultural component in Hawaii, why not create a drink or other products using locally sourced ingredients in combination w/the pure Hawaiian water? Create infusions of tropical flavor into water, beer, vodka, Shochu, etc. and eliminate the high cost of shipping in ingredients.
Owner has developed an energy system w/1 ac. of solar panels on a neighboring lot and has made power available to a high-energy consuming tenant reducing their HELCO usage by approx. 50%. This same green source of energy could also be offered to these subject properties.
Seller financing avail. USDA loan opportunities w/Depart. of Agriculture.