Japanese food village planned at Ala Moana Center

Japanese food village planned at Ala Moana Center

HONOLULU (AP) - Shirokiya Holdings Inc. is planning a $35 million Japanese food village for inside the Ala Moana Center.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the company announced Wednesday that the project is scheduled to open on the ground floor of the new expanded Ewa Wing of the mall on June 1. The village will be more than 55,000 square feet and will be modeled after a traditional Japanese town with about 60 shops.

Ala Moana is opening its expansion project Nov. 12. The project is expanding the former Sears space and will include the first Bloomingdale's in Hawaii. About 40 of 60 new tenants will be open in November.

Other additions include the state's first Zara, Magnolia Bakery and Ted Baker London.

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