Check Out N Take Out: Pop- Up Mākeke’s, Thinker Toys, and Dave & Buster’s

HI Now hosts Kanoe Gibson and Kainoa Carlson are back with another edition of Check Out N Take Out featuring businesses from around the islands that are open for business! With Check Out ‘N’ Take out on Hawaii News Now, you can always find out which restaurants and businesses are open in your community.

Feel like shopping, but don’t feel like heading out to the mall just yet? The Pop-Up Mākeke’s online marketplace will be closing Sunday, May 30, so now’s your chance to shop those deals! For the last eight weeks, it has served to support Hawaii’s small businesses and artisans, giving those who would normally sell at craft fairs and community events a place to continue to sell their products. Head to popupmakeke dot com and check out discounts from Ola Pono, Dezigns by Kamohoalii, Akau Boards, and Violet Love to name a few. While the mākeke may be closing for now, it plans to pop back up soon!

If you’re looking for a way to entertain the kids at home, look no further than Thinker Toys and Thinker Things! The locally owned stores have locations across Oahu at Ka Makana Ali’i, Pearlridge Wai Makai and Kahala Mall. They specialize in educational games, toys and creative arts & crafts for children of all ages.

Thinker Toys focuses on children from 0-6 years old and has baby toys and activities to stimulate developing brains, fine motor skills and cognitive reasoning. Thinker Things at Pearlridge and Kahala Mall has games and toys for the older crowd — ages 8 to 88 years old. There you’ll find puzzles, brain teasers and games for the whole family.

Finally, while its games may be powered down for now, the kitchen at Dave & Buster’s is fired up! Be sure to call in your orders, because that’s where you’ll find out about its family deals and new daily specials. Or you can head to, place your order online, and pay right there with your credit card. Every to-go order even receives a $20 power card for a future visit. Use promo code “mahalo” and get a 20% discount on all orders. With every entrée purchased, you can even take advantage of its bottled beer special — $1 mix and match six packs! D&B’s also offers delivery through UberEATS and DoorDash.