Ladder Beach Restaurant
Opened: Jan. 1
Location: Near Ladder Beach, Obyan
Hours: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily
Owner and president: Hong Yan Zhu
Managers: Carmen Sablan-He, Chuan He and Pau Wu
Ladder Beach Restaurant was fortunate to open following some major delays caused by the devastation of Super Typhoon Yutu. The new business serves a variety of Chinese and seafood cuisine courtesy of six skilled chefs. The restaurant occupies 25% of a 4,000-square-meter oceanfront property by Ladder Beach. It’s Hong Yan’s International (CNMI) LLC’s first business in the Northern Mariana Islands.
Island Girl Coffee n Quenchers, Tamuning
Opened: Expected end of February
Location: Home Depot store front
Hours: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
Owners: Richard Hawes and Peter Walls
Number of employees: 6
The third location for Island Girl Coffee n Quenchers will make a coffee truck a fixed establishment in front of the Home Depot. Owners Richard Hawes and Peter Walls were excited to open an outlet in another highly populated space, driving on the success of Island Girl Coffee’s other two locations in Barrigada and Yigo.
Skechers, Century Plaza
Opened: Expected end of February, beginning of March
Location: Century Plaza, Tamuning
Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. daily
Manager: Jenny Yu
Number of employees: 15, rotating between two stores
While Skechers’ first store in the Guam Premier Outlets focuses on athletic footwear, the second location at the Century Plaza will appeal to the working class with job-specific shoes. With 2,200 square feet of space, the latest outlet offers shoes that are slip-resistant, steel-toed and comfortable for occupations in customer service, construction and healthcare. The store also sells scrubs for nurses.