POSTED: 9:48 a.m. HST, Jul 9, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 5:06 p.m. HST, Jul 9, 2014
Walmart opened its downtown Honolulu store on Wednesday at 8 a.m., taking over the space previously occupied by Macy's and Liberty House at 1032 Fort Street Mall.
The company had a traditional Hawaiian blessing and maile lei untying to mark the opening. The new store will open from 6 a.m to 10 p.m. daily.
The store's manager is Ray Griego, who began his career with Walmart in Hawaii 17 years ago as a cashier at Kunia Walmart. The store has approximately 150 staff.