By Nadine Kam
Macklemore, right, and Ryan Lewis.
Microsoft is sending along a few friends to help celebrate the opening of its retail store at Ala Moana Center on June 13.
The grand opening ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m., and gates will open for a 4 p.m. concert by the Neon Trees and one of the hottest duos today, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. There's no escaping their "Thrift Shop" hit on radio.
Stay tuned for more info in the month to come.
We haven't had a store opening this big since November 2006, when the opening of Miss Sixty/Energie at Ala Moana Center brought back Hawaii-born actress Kelly Hu, and performances by recording artists Josh Radin, Schuyler Fisk, and Rachel Yamagata, and DJ Steve Aoki.
In a sort of in-your-face move, the store will open opposite longtime competitor, the Apple Store.