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Macy's to anchor Kapolei shopping mall

By Erika Engle

LAST UPDATED: 11:55 a.m. HST, May 29, 2014

<br /><br />courtesy debartolo development<br />The Hawaiian Homes Commission said it's committed to start construction on Ka Makana Ali'i, a shopping center in East Kapolei that is expected to open in fall 2015. An artist's rendering of the planned mall.<br />

A 103,000 square-foot Macy's store will anchor a regional shopping mall planned for Kapolei, according to a statement from DeBartolo Development LLC, the developer of the project.

Groundbreaking for the 1.4 million square foot Ka Makana Alii mall will be later this year, and the development will include more than a 100 shopping, dining and entertainment-related tenants, as well as two hotels and office space.

"Demand for leasing space at Ka Makana Alii has been overwhelming with over 80 percent of space either in lease or active negotiations," said Edward Kobel, president and chief operating officer of DeBartolo Development, in a statement. "We are confident that the addition of Macy's will only heighten interest from local and national retailers."

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Rite80 wrote:
Ka Makana Alii, UH West a Oahu Campus, Ho'opili and other developments will anchor the west end of the rail line with Ala Moana Shopping Center and the hundreds of surrounding business anchoring the east end. With rail running right through town and numerous transit oriented developments coupled with walkable and bike friendly neighborhoods Honolulu will successfully make a livable transition into the next century.
on May 29,2014 | 11:29AM
honokai wrote:
With school out for summer there is almost no traffic right now (except that which is construction related). Just exactly what school related traffic is this rail line going to relieve?
on May 29,2014 | 01:21PM
Rite80 wrote:
Last year Cayetano enjoyed a healthy lead in the polls during the summer months. That lead deterioted once school was back in session.
on May 29,2014 | 02:28PM
aomohoa wrote:
You are obviously a PR person foe the developer.
on May 29,2014 | 08:55PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
If this is the Second City how come everybody commutes into town?
on May 29,2014 | 12:25PM
Anonymous wrote:
Coz Honolulu has better paying jobs ...
on May 29,2014 | 02:32PM
niimi wrote:
Second Chity has no real jobs, that's why. Honolulu still rules.
on May 29,2014 | 04:46PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Easy. Unions. When the state, Hawaii's largest employer by far, started the process to move departments to Kapolei, and thus employees out to the new Kapolei offices, they cried to their unions. This happened at the very beginning. Anonymous and niimi responses to your (rhetorical?) question are simply childish and unintelligent.
on May 29,2014 | 11:30PM
localhaole wrote:
As a resident of West Oahu, I'm very excited to have more options for shopping, dining and entertainment options just a short drive (or bike ride) away. This project will create hundreds of jobs for the community and help reduce the need to get on the H-1 parking lot. I can't wait!
on May 29,2014 | 01:37PM
niimi wrote:
At $10.10 per hour.
on May 29,2014 | 04:46PM
aomohoa wrote:
I will never drive into the city again unless absolutely necessary. Too many cars, to many people,too many one way streets, too many hi rises.
on May 29,2014 | 08:58PM
false wrote:
Maybe this will keep all the riff raff on the West side.
on May 29,2014 | 02:30PM
Too_Much_Pilikia wrote:
Sounds like you wen get west side lickens befo, eh brah?
on May 29,2014 | 04:42PM
aomohoa wrote:
Please stay away we don't need snobs like you.
on May 29,2014 | 09:04PM
Mythman wrote:
This will be the first new mall built in decades, if it happens.
on May 29,2014 | 02:49PM
niimi wrote:
Busting out laughing. In muggy, hot, sticky Kapolei you want to be walking around an indoor, air conditioned shopping mall.
on May 29,2014 | 04:45PM
aomohoa wrote:
I'll enjoy our sunshine you can enjoy your humidity and mold.
on May 29,2014 | 09:06PM
jskydell wrote:
Once the mall is open, you will see the counter flow of traffic from the Aiea/Pearl area to the west. The infrastructure in Kapolei was planned with forethought, so the access to the mall will be excellent from many avenues. Imagine all of Waipahu, Ewa, Kapolei and the Waianae shopping at the new mall. How many cars will remain on the Leeward side.
on May 29,2014 | 05:31PM
HD36 wrote:
GDP coming in negative, massive layoffs at mortgage departments, Hewlett Packard, store closings from Radio Shack, Sears, Ruby Tuesday, Office Depot, etc.. and plunging consumer discretionary spending from double digit increases in food, are a recipe for a ghost mall.
on May 29,2014 | 07:24PM
aomohoa wrote:
How is this news today? we already know this. I wait for the ground breaking every time I drive by. come on just do it.
on May 29,2014 | 08:54PM
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