Exciting neighborhood news was announced today: the community's favorite Foodland Hawaii is returning to Ala Moana Center next year!
The Center is and will truly continue to be a one-stop shop for all of your needs.
From Pacific Business News, July 20, 2015:
Nearly seven months after Foodland closed the doors to its ground level location in Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, the family-owned grocery chain will return to Hawaii’s largest shopping mall in July 2016.
“To have the opportunity to again be part of a neighborhood we served for more than 50 years is truly an honor,” Foodland Super Market Chairman and CEO Jenai S. Wall said in a statement on Sunday. “Returning to Ala Moana means so much to our company and we are grateful to General Growth Properties for making what seemed like a dream for our employees and loyal customers a reality.”
The old 18,500-square-foot Foodland grocery store on the street level of the mall — one of its original tenants when it first opened in 1959 — closed in December after company executives decided to not renew their lease for the space.
When it reopens beneath the 185,000-square-foot Nordstrom department store being developed in the mall’s Ewa Wing on Piikoi Street, the new 47,395-square-foot flagship Foodland Farms store will include a The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, R. Field Wine Co., a Foodland Pharmacy and an in-store bank.
The new store will be more than twice as large as its original location, near the Ala Moana Center post office, and be the largest Foodland location in the state.
Plans for the new store are being drafted and construction should begin later this year.
Foodland Farms Ala Moana Center is a part of mall owner General Growth Properties' $573 million expansion project to transform its Ewa Wing into an expanded three-level retail area with 650,000 square feet of new retailers, including a 167,000-square-foot Bloomingdale's department store.
The 19 confirmed retailers for the newly redeveloped Ewa Wing include Nitrogenie; Lorna Jane Active Living; Laline; Magnolia Bakery; Ninja Sushi; Pierre Marcolini; Ted Baker London; Tempura Ichidai; Zara; Kay Jewelers; David Yurman; The D Shop — Desigual; Gloria Jean's Coffee; Island Slipper; Agent Provocateur; Aqua BLU; The Art of Shaving; Hugo Boss; and Calypso St. Barth.
The full project is expected to be complete in November 2015. Nordstrom will relocate to the Ewa wing in March 2016.
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