An early 2000s aerial view of the complex, reputed to be the planet's largest open-air mall. Poster "Hushpuppy" shares the impression of many who live (or have lived) on the islands. It is felt that, over the years, ALA MOANA has got too big, too crowded and too toney. Locals tend to never go near the place, which now epitomizes the term "tourist trap".
On a lighter note, we present three renderings of the recently-renovated ALA MOANA CENTER.
The 'Ewa Wing Expansion, built between 2013 and 2016, replaced an outpositioned Sears with 650,000 square feet of "luxury retail".
The mall remodeling included the construction of two anchors. Nordstrom built a new location (replacing one less than 10 years old). Bloomingdale's, which was new to ALA MOANA CENTER, was the chain's first Aloha State store.