Volcano Garden Arts and Cafe' Ono, established in 2001, is a successful business in the historic district of Volcano Village. Volcano is a gateway community for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a World Heritage Site, with over a million visitors a year (pre-COVID). In addition to hosting tourists, Volcano is home to park employees, local artists, retirees and professionals who work from home or in Hilo 30 miles away. All love the cool climate at the 3700' elevation as well as the sense of community found here.
Volcano Garden Arts was developed on nearly 3 acres of the former Hopper Family estate. The main buildings were built from 1908 to 1927 from old growth Pacific Northwest hardwoods. Since 2001 all buildings have undergone extensive renovation. A Certified Kitchen was added to the main building, a former servants quarters expanded and updated as a Guest Cottage, an Artist Studio/Office was custom designed to replace an old carport and 3 large greenhouses were installed for Event Venues.
Currently there are 4 turnkey businesses for the savvy entrepreneur to take on or expand from: Cafe' Ono Restaurant, Art Gallery/Gift Shop, Guest Cottage and Special Events/Tours. Events currently include a wedding business and small van tours from cruise ships or hotels who stop for lunch on their way to visit the National Park. Local organizations and groups also utilize the event spaces for presentations or gatherings.
All of these activities are allowed as a result of the Special Use Permit approved by the County which 'runs with the land' and is transferable to the Buyer. With only half of the 2.71 acres developed, there is potential for future expansion or diversification.
Potential Development Opportunities might Include the following:
*Expand restaurant hours and menu *Expand seating with intimate dining spaces throughout Art Gallery *Expand gift shop offerings *Expand and upgrade event venues *Add more guest cottages *Add a personal residence or artist retreat at rear of property
Any Buyer should confirm with the County Planning Dept. on future uses allowed under the current Special Use Permit.
The property and business are being sold together with fixtures, furnishings, mature landscaping and yard sculptures. Of special value is name recognition, owner's reputation and goodwill generated in the local community and abroad through the website: www.colcanogardenarts.com.