Target has planned to open its seventh store in the state at Ala Moana Shopping Center. It will occupy the former Nordstrom space on Kapiolani Boulevard. Target will bring even more convenience and options to the neighborhood! Read more in Pacific Business News' exclusive story, below:
The Minnesota-based big-box retail chain applied for a $2 million building permit this week with the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Planning and Permitting for space 2401 at the Ala Moana Center.
Saks Fifth Avenue is opening a Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th store in a 41,000-square-foot space in the ground floor of the former Nordstrom store along Kapiolani Boulevard. That store is scheduled to open next spring. Some of the ground-floor space will being divided into small retail stores.
Sources tell PBN that Target will take up nearly 80,000 square feet on the second and third floors of the former Nordstrom store, which moved to the state’s largest mall’s new Ewa wing.
Demolition work related to the development of the new Target store is scheduled to start in November, according to sources.
Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) currently has stores in Kailua in Windward Oahu, Salt Lake in Honolulu, Kapolei in West Oahu, Kahului on Maui, and Kailua-Kona and Hilo, both on the Big Island
After breaking the news regarding Nordstrom’s move to the other side of the Ala Moana Center, sources told PBN that Target would be opening in the Nordstrom space.
Target also has a 32,537-square-foot warehouse on Oahu that serves as a central distribution warehouse for all of its stores in the state.
Target will join Ross Dress for Less, another big-box retailer, at Ala Moana Center. Ross has signed a lease for a location between Old Navy and Saint-Germain Bakery in the mall’s old Ewa wing. About a block away there are other well-known retailers including Walmart, another Ross store and the state’s flagship Walgreens store.
A spokeswoman for the Ala Moana Center told PBN that she was unable to comment at this time.
PBN reached out to Target for comment on Thursday.