The second mall in Hawai'i was a privately-built venture. The first phase of WAI'ALAE CENTER, which was designed by renowned mall architect Victor Gruen, opened for business in November 1954...3 months after the dedication of MOANALUA CENTER. WAI'ALAE CENTER was rebuilt into the KAHALA MALL in 1969-1970.
Photo from http://imagesofoldhawaii.com / Peter T. Young
The third mall in Hawai'i, ALA MOANA CENTER, opened in August 1959, as the territory was achieving statehood. The original complex, which was the Aloha State's first regional-size shopping venue, was 10 times the size of MOANALUA CENTER.
Photo from Malls of America Blogspot