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Nordstrom confirms move within Ala Moana Center

By Erika Engle

LAST UPDATED: 11:45 a.m. HST, Feb 03, 2014

Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. this morning announced it will move its Ala Moana store to a new, 186,000 square-foot space within the center.

The existing store will continue to do business until the anticipated Spring 2016 opening of the new store.

The relocation is part of Ala Moana Center's continuing redevelopment project which involves parking and retail areas and includes high-rise housing development. Nordstrom will be moving to the Ewa end of the center on Piikoi Street.

Nordstrom opened its current 211,000-square-foot store at Ala Moana Center in March 2008.

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awahana wrote:
What is the size of their current store?
Where in Ala Moana are they moving to? The old Sears end?
on February 3,2014 | 07:31AM
username_required wrote:
When is google street view going to have the inside mapped out?
on February 3,2014 | 08:13AM
Tony91 wrote:
Why do this, will make it harder to go to Nordstrom now. I don't want to go through the whole mall to get there and deal with the whole Piikoi entrance and exit. I think it is the worst possible location to put an anchor tenant. Ala Moana will be a disaster for the next 3-4 years and then the train construction will make it even worse. This makes no sense. Move the store, what a few hundred feet, and I can't go into Ala Moana quickly just for Nordstrom off Kapiolani? What is gained by this move? Does anyone know where the train is supposed to enter the mall? Wanna bet it is on the Piikoi side?
on February 3,2014 | 08:12AM
primowarrior wrote:
I hardly go into the current Nordstrom store even to browse because I often forget that it's there, it seems so out of the way. I think Ala Moana needs to find a way to "connect" that whole wing to the rest of the mall in a more continuous way.
on February 3,2014 | 08:46AM
lwandcah wrote:
I grew up going to Ala Moana like so many others, but pretty much avoid it now. Except for a few, the stores all cater to visitors, and the parking is horrendous. I cannot believe that educated engineers and architects designed the new structures and traffic flow. I also can't believe that an insurance company would provide coverage to something of that size with such liability exposure. There are so many locations where you cannot physically stay in your lane when turning, and even more completely blind spots when coming out of lanes.
on February 3,2014 | 09:07AM
krusha wrote:
The stuff they sell at Nordstom is the same stuff they sell at Neiman Marcus, Macys, and soon to be Bloomingdales. They need to get a retail outlet there that sells different stuff that doesn't compete with the other stores for the same pool of high-end shoppers. Even having a Target store in there would be better than a Bloomingdales.
on February 3,2014 | 09:16AM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
on February 3,2014 | 09:18AM
foliefolie wrote:
What is the logic in moving the store "within" the shopping center? It's already connected to the center. We don't need any disruption to the already horrendous parking and traffic that is there now. Even on a regular weekend (meaning nothing special going on at the center), the traffic going in and out and looking for parking is a nightmare.
on February 3,2014 | 12:29PM
hawaiiwalter wrote:
That whole area is a disaster. Can't get in, can't get out. And almost everythig is overpriced. No thanks.
on February 3,2014 | 02:50PM
awahana wrote:
Yeah, I cringe every time I have to even think about going to AMSC. Even the maze like parking and navigation that constantly changes, and confusing signs. I feel like I'll hit a pillar or barrier in every maneuver I have to make. Malls are horrid here on Oahu. No wonder warehouse member places do so well here. Easy in, easy out, for the most part.
on February 3,2014 | 08:50PM
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