A new retail and dining area opened Friday at Ward Village.
South Shore Market is located on the corner of Auahi Street and Queen Lane, and includes local merchants like MORI by Art + Flea, Salvage Public, Cameron Hawaii, and Manaola Hawaii.
“It’s a whole set of locally owned Hawaii products, just a nice combination of small boutiques, very unique shops — everything from Eden in Love and some of our other tenants that are currently at Ward Warehouse are moving here to South Shore Market,” said Todd Apo, vice president of community development at Ward Village.
“We have some brand new tenants,” Apo added. “A great example is Kealopiko… a group that’s been selling online for a while. This is their first brick-and-mortar. They’re getting into a store, so we love to watch these developments as local owners, local businesses get to grow their retailing and really the creativity of their design work.”
A number of eateries are slated to open at a later date, including Brick Oven Pizza and Lucy’s Lab Creamery.
The 25,125-square-foot space is inspired by retail spaces like New York’s Chelsea Market and California’s Anaheim Packing District.
“It’s really great to be supporting our local suppliers and store owners here, so you can see a lot of things are sourced locally,” said shopper Cecilia Fong. “It’s pretty cool to bring out the people, have them walk around, shop. It’s a very walkable community.”
The aesthetic is meant to reflect the diversity of Oahu’s south shore — combining the area’s surf spots and outdoor lifestyle with the energy of Kakaako’s art and culture with an urban feel.
“As we look at the redevelopment of this whole 60-acre master plan of Ward Village, it’s making sure we reduce impact to current tenants, current merchants, their employees, so finding these places where we can create a new space and move people around before development starts, that’s our ideal,” Apo said. “We did it with Pier 1, we did it with Nordstrom Rack. Being able to do it here at South Shore Market is that continuation of taking care of our retail community.”
Special entertainment and events will take place this weekend to celebrate the market’s opening. Scroll down for the event schedule and store list.
Friday, Nov. 11
11 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Kolowalu Park – canvas tote art, letters to soldiers
- South Shore Market – interactive photo booth
- Flotsam & Co. – guest appearance by Dakota + Miks
- Big Bad Wolf – balloon making, photo booth, meet + greet with Nyah, art activity
- MORI by Art + Flea – live screen printing
- Cameron Hawaii – live lettering demo with artist Nicole Miyuki
7 p.m. – Special performance
Saturday, Nov. 12
11 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Hawaiian Human Society Pup-Up (offered until 3 p.m.)
- Kolowalu Park – canvas tote art
- MORI by Art + Flea – mini sweets, workshop with The Liller Café (offered until 2 p.m.)
- South Shore Market – interactive photo booth (offered until 3 p.m.)
Sunday, Nov. 13
- Kolowalu Park – CorePower Yoga
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
- South Shore Market – Pro surfer Carissa Moore meet + greet (offered until 2 p.m.)
- Kolowalu Park – Art Explorium creative reuse art activities (offered until 3 p.m.)
- South Shore Market – Kapiolani Think Tank (4 p.m.)
Big Bad Wolf, Big Island Delights, Brick Oven Pizza (opening in 2017), Cameron Hawaii, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (December 2016), Eden in Love, Fishcake Pop-Up, Flotsam & Co., Holoholo Market (December 2016), Kealopiko, La Muse (December 2016), Lucy’s Creamery (December 2016), MORI by Art + Flea, Nalu Health Bar & Café (opening in 2017), Salvage Public, Scratch Kitchen & Bake Shop (opening in 2017) and Twin Islands (December 2016)