ALA MOANA CENTER TO WELCOME NEW STORES, RESTAURANTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURAL EXPERIENCES IN 2017

| 2017/03/13 |


As the world’s largest open-air shopping center and Hawai‘i’s hub for shopping, dining and family-friendly fun, Ala Moana Center is geared to welcome exciting new merchants to its diverse collection of more than 340 stores and restaurants in 2017. Coming soon to the Center are Auntie Anne’s, Lucky Strike Social, Mama Pho, Saks OFF 5TH, Target and The Lanai @ Ala Moana.
 
In addition, the Center has announced new family-friendly entertainment and cultural experiences, including a children’s play area, complimentary Hawaiian music, rotating art exhibits, as well as a specially-curated Hawaiian open market.
 
NEW STORES AND RESTAURANTS
Auntie Anne’s – Street Level 1, Center Court (spring 2017)
Auntie Anne’s is the world’s largest hand-rolled soft pretzel chain, with more than 1,600 locations operating in 48 states and more than 30 countries. Auntie Anne’s mixes, twists and bakes pretzels to golden brown perfection all day long in full view of guests. The brand is found in malls and outlet centers, as well as in non-traditional spaces including universities, airports, travel plazas, military bases and food trucks.
 
Lucky Strike Social – Level 3, Diamond Head Wing (summer 2017)
Lucky Strike Entertainment (LSE), the leader in entertainment concepts for all ages, will bring its latest creation, Lucky Strike Social, to Ala Moana Center. Lucky Strike Social brings together Lucky Strike Lanes, For The Win (FTW), live music, exceptional chef-driven food and craft beverages in one fully immersive venue. LSE was founded in 2003 by Steven and Gillian Foster and Kevin Troy, with the opening of Lucky Strike in the heart of Hollywood. The global entertainment company continues to grow, with multiple locations across the country.
 
Mama Pho – Upper Level 4, Ho‘okipa Terrace (summer 2017)
Mama Pho has been serving traditional Vietnamese food at its family-run restaurant located at the Aina Haina Shopping Center in East O‘ahu for the past five years. Mama Pho’s second location at Ala Moana Center will serve traditional Vietnamese cuisine, featuring a blend of all natural ingredients, authentic flavors, original broths and Mama Pho’s own volcano sauce.

Saks OFF 5TH – Street Level 1, Mauka Wing (summer 2017)
Saks OFF 5TH features an ever-evolving selection of luxury designer fashion, accessories and footwear from more than 800 leading brands for men, women and children—all up to 70 percent off. The new Ala Moana Center store will feature an open, modern layout and playful graphic elements in an easy-to-shop environment. The Waikiki Trolley Pink Line will be adding a convenient stop outside of the store when it opens with more details to be released this summer. 
 
Target – Mall Level 2 and Level 3, Mauka Wing (fall 2017)
The Ala Moana Target store, will provide a convenient, quick-trip shopping experience with a curated product assortment, including apparel, baby, home, electronics and entertainment, health and beauty items, fresh groceries, toys, sporting goods and more.
 
The Lanai @ Ala Moana – Mall Level 2, Diamond Head Wing (fall 2017)
The Lanai @ Ala Moana will feature a varied and specialized offering of cuisine and libations from local, regional and international sources. A modern spin on community dining, the contemporary setting will present an eclectic array of culinary choices with the option of dining al fresco or inside a chic dining hall. The Lanai @ Ala Moana will include 10 - 12 specialty food vendors and seating for up to 450 customers.
 
ENTERTAINMENT AND GUEST EXPERIENCES
Children’s Play Area – Level 3, Mauka Wing (spring 2017)
Ala Moana Center’s Children’s Play Area will feature a large play structure, composed of colorful platforms for children of all ages to climb and explore.
 
Hawaiian Open Market – Mall Level 2, Mauka Wing (spring 2017) 
The Hawaiian Open Market will feature an extensive collection of Hawaiian memorabilia, goods and gifts, and will offer free performances and workshops by Native Hawaiian artisans. The Hawaiian Open Market will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
 
Live Hawaiian Music – Mall Level 2, Mauka Wing
Shoppers can now enjoy live Hawaiian music three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
 
PA‘I Arts Gallery at Kālia – Mall Level 2, Mauka Wing (now open)
In collaboration with the PA‘I Foundation, Ala Moana Center is hosting a new, rotating art exhibit featuring works from Native Hawaiian artists and cultural practitioners, along with authentic handcrafted items and apparel for purchase. The inaugural exhibit, Waiwai Kālia, explores traditional and contemporary definitions of wealth through a diverse collection of visual and wearable art. The exhibit is free to the public and open daily from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
 
Play4M.E. (Music Education) – Street Level 1, Ewa Wing (now open) 
An ‘ukulele-playing gathering place for the community, Play4M.E. will also include complimentary ‘ukulele workshop classes for customers of all ages. Created by local non-profit group, Music for Life Foundation, the Play4M.E. project initiative is intended to raise awareness in the need for and importance of music in education. The Play4M.E. center will be open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., and on Sundays from 
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
 
RECENTLY OPENED STORES AND RESTAURANTS
GEN Korean BBQ House – Upper Level 4, Hoʻokipa Terrace
Island Brew Coffee House – Mall Level 3, Ewa Wing
Island Vintage Shave Ice – Mall Level 2, Ewa Wing
Mr. Tea Café – Mall Level 2, Ewa Wing
OMEGA – Mall Level 2, Diamond Head Wing