Macy’s confirmed to anchor future Kapolei mall

Renderings: DeBartolo Development

Macy’s is heading to Kapolei.

The department store will anchor Ka Makana Alii, a 1.4-million-square-foot regional mall set to break ground later this year at the intersection of Kapolei and Kualakai Parkways, DeBartolo Development announced Thursday.

Macy’s will occupy a 103,000-square-foot, one-level store and offer a full range of apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as home merchandise, the developer said.

The new store is expected to employ approximately 180 associates.

“West Oahu is a vibrant marketplace for residents, tourists and military families, and Macy’s will be the first fashion department store in this area,” said Peter Sachse, Macy’s chief stores officer. “It will be a great place for us to serve customers with a tailored merchandise assortment and shopping experience that meets the needs of Hawaii’s residents and visitors.”

In all, Ka Makana Alii will feature more than 100 shopping, dining and entertainment offerings, two hotels and LEED-certified office space.

It will be the first shopping center to be built on Oahu in more than three decades and the only regional mall being developed in West Oahu with department and specialty stores.

The first phase of the center is projected to open in 2016.

Ka Makana Alii will be built on 67 acres of land leased from the Dept. of Hawaiian Home Lands and, in an innovative partnership, will financially support programs benefiting Native Hawaiian interests statewide.

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