A circa-2000 aerial shot 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 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 store (replacing one less than 10 years old). Bloomingdale's, which was new to ALA MOANA CENTER, was the chain's first Hawaiian location.