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Construction is moving forward, especially in the center stage area of Ala Moana Center.
It’s already been announced that Bloomingdale’s will take the place of Sears at the Ewa end of the mall, but there is a second anchor store that will also be located nearby.
KHON2’s Kirk Matthews: “Can you give us a hint of who the other anchor store might be?”
Ala Moana Center Spokesman Scott Creel: “Nothing would make me happier to tell you today who that will be, but unfortunately we’re not able to comment on who that anchor might be.”
In any event, the focus now is on the center portion of Ala Moana.
“We’ve moved on to phase two, which will open by Nov. 15 of this year. That’s going to include the rest of the common area refresh, plus new stores, a brand new center stage, a new customer service center, and a new backstage area for our performers,” Creel said.
In fact, the stage will be turned around to face the opposite direction. Creel says it will be more advantageous for performers and spectators.
Meanwhile, the Piikoi Street entrance to Ala Moana remains closed, with the exception of pedestrian traffic.
“Walking, we have a pedestrian walkway going up the ramp. We have a lot of customers that live in the building adjacent to the property. We want it to be safe for them as well,” Creel said.
Creel says that parking accommodations will be made as the holiday season rolls around.
For more information on Ala Moana Center’s expansion project, visit this website.