Ala Moana Center announces Ewa Wing opening weekend festivities

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After months of construction, Ala Moana Center is unveiling the Ewa Wing expansion in style — with a party.

On Thursday, Nov. 12, 39 new stores are opening, including Hawaii’s first Bloomingdale’s.

Guests are excited about the stores opening.

“Definitely,” said shopper Iziah Comerford. “Hopefully I get a job at one of them.”

Stores like La Perla and Island Slipper will be added to the mall directory, along with a new stage.

The 650,000-sq.-foot expansion also includes a new Nordstrom location opening in March, Shirokiya’s Japan Village Walk opening next June and Foodland Farms opening in July.

There’s also more parking, in the form of one thousand new spaces in the Mauka Ewa parking structure.

“We have space for approximately 65 retailers, so as the year progresses, shortly thereafter on the opening day… David Yurman will open their jewelry store, Zara will open and we will just continue to fill the spaces as time goes,” said Scott Creel, Ala Moana Center’s senior marketing manager.

Crews are working to finish up, but starting at 9 a.m. opening day, there will be more than 100 hula dancers, a Hawaiian blessing, a Chinese lion dance, and free Magnolia Bakery cupcakes for shoppers.

Shoppers can enjoy special musical performances at the new Ewa Wing Stage from Thursday, Nov. 12 thru Sunday, Nov. 15 at 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The Centerstage Runway will feature fashion shows on Saturday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 15, from the following merchants:

Saturday, Nov. 14Sunday, Nov. 15
Noon – St. JohnNoon – Macy’s
1 p.m. – Bloomingdale’s1 p.m. – Spiral Girl
2 p.m. – Ted Baker London2 p.m. – Desigual
3 p.m. – Nordstrom3 p.m. – SwimSpot
4 p.m. – BOSS Hugo Boss4 p.m. – Pepsi*
5 p.m. – Banana Republic

*Pepsi garments designed by the students of Honolulu Community College’s Fashion Technology Program.

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