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Ala Moana updates Ewa lineup

July 31st, 2015
PHOTO BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.comIt's beginning to look a lot more like a store. A view of the continuing advance of the Ewa wing at Ala Moana Center from the parking lot near the elevator entrances to Morton's and Longhi's.

NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.com

It's beginning to look a lot more like a store. A view of the continuing advance of the Ewa wing at Ala Moana Center from the parking lot near the elevator entrances to Morton's and Longhi's.

Given the snail's crawl of freeway and rail construction on Oahu, it's surprising to see the quick pace of development at Ala Moana Center. When it was announced this week that the Ewa Wing expansion project would open Nov. 12, I couldn't believe it. We were still looking at mounds of dirt.

But from a driver's vantage point in the parking lot outside the elevators to Morton's and Longhi's, one of the entrances looks pretty near complete. I guess that's the difference between government (using our money) and commercial (time is money) operations.

The project will transform the former Sears space into an expanded three-level retail space, featuring 650,000 square feet of new retail, including a 167,000 square-foot Bloomingdale’s.

In addition to Bloomingdale’s, 25 retailers have announced they will be opening in the Ewa Wing Expansion in November including the state’s first Zara, Magnolia Bakery, and Ted Baker London.

Here is the list of confirmed Ewa Expansion merchants to-date:

» Aēsop

» Agent Provocateur

» AQUA BLU

» The Art of Shaving®

» Bloomingdale’s

» BOSS Hugo Boss

» Café Lani Hawaiʻi

» Calypso St. Barth

» David Yurman

» Desigual

» Foodland Farms (July 2016)

» Gloria Jean’s Coffee

» Island Slipper

» ivivva

» Kay Jewelers

» Laline

» Lorna Jane Active Living

» Magnolia Bakery

» mālie organics

» Ninja Sushi

» Nitrogenie™

» Pierre Marcolini

» Planet Blue

» Ted Baker London

» Tempura Ichidai

» The North Face

» Zara

In March 2016, Nordstrom will relocate to the Ewa Wing to a new 185,000 square-foot retail space followed by the opening of Foodland Farms in July 2016.

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Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage is in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at nkam@staradvertiser.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

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