Pete and Hiroko Walls, owner and co-owner of the Sling Stone LLC — which includes Green Lizzard, Shamrocks Pub & Eatery and Sling Stone Coffee and Tea Co. — will be taking over business operations at Terraza at Dos Amantes, or Two Lovers Point, effective Feb. 1. B&G Pacific LLC, which does business as Three Squares restaurant, has been running business operations at Terraza since it opened three years ago. The business will be renamed as Sling Stone at Terraza.
Terraza is a casual outdoor bar and café with terrace seating that overlooks Tumon Bay. Peter Walls will be leasing the space from Calvo Enterprises Inc. on a “year to year basis.”
Walls said he hopes to have the business leased for at least five years. Currently, Sling Stone Coffee and Tea Co. has a mobile van set up at Two Lovers Point, which offers only beverages. The location’s most popular menu items are the frozen, blended drinks and frappes.
“We set up our mobile canteen to test the market and we liked what it had to offer; 90% of our customers are tourists,” said Peter Walls. Walls said he has had a working relationship with Calvo Enterprises Inc. for about 20 years, and there is an ongoing collaboration to make changes regarding Terraza. The cost of the investment is around $250,000.
Notable changes also include the implementation of a new logo that is similar to the Sling Stone Coffee and Tea Co.’s turtle silhouette. The logo for Sling Stone at Terraza will feature the turtle silhouette, but the shell will have a rainbow gradient design.
Additionally, the menu will be revamped, and it is still in the drafting process. “Tourists are here about 20 minutes, so we want to keep the menu bistro-style with light refreshments [and] also have a happy hour menu with beer, sangrias and cocktails,” said Peter Walls. The beverages will be supplied by Island Wines & Spirits and Mid-Pacific Distributors Inc.
Hiroko Walls, who is also the general manager of Sling Stone Coffee and Tea Co., said they want to keep the menu simple and set at good prices. “Café-type dining is a lot more affordable. My plan is to make more [private] events happen here — to work with more tour agents and companies for new, interesting [events] like parties.”
Peter Walls said it was an easy transition to take over the Terraza space, as well as finalize it with Calvo Enterprises Inc. “[B&G Pacific LLC] created a good venue, and we hope to continue it,” Walls said.
Sling Stone at Terraza will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Future plans for the business include converting it to an enclosed space with air conditioning, as well as with its kitchen, espresso machines and more alongside the dining area.
Sling Stone Coffee and Tea Co. opened its first location in east Hagåtña on Aug. 8, 2018, with a drive-through concept that was new to Guam. The drive-through utilized three old shipping containers which were repurposed. (See “Coffee for the connoisseur” in the Aug. 20, 2018 issue of the Journal.) Since then, the business has expanded to other locations beyond Hagåtña — Anigua, the soon-to-be opened Barrigada Heights one beside the Barrigada Mobil gas station and the mobile van at Two Lovers Point. mbj