Bloomingdale’s to make Hawaiian debut

New York -- Bloomingdale’s plans to open a 167,000-sq.-ft., three-level store at the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu in fall 2015. It will be the retailer’s first location in the state of Hawaii.

The new store will be part of a redevelopment of a portion of Ala Moana, by GeneralGrowth Properties. Construction will begin in 2014. The upscale chain of department stores, owned by Macy’s, will join a Macy’s store which already operates at the shopping center.

“Ala Moana will provide an exceptional environment for the distinctive, upscale shopping experience for which Bloomingdale’s is world famous. It is a beautiful open-air shopping center that is a recognized destination not only for local customers from the Hawaiian islands, but also for visitors from the U.S. mainland, Asia and worldwide,” said Michael Gould, chairman and CEO of Bloomingdale’s.

In addition to its 36 current stores, Bloomingdale’s will open a store in fall 2013 in Glendale Galleria in Glendale, Calif. In addition, an all-new Bloomingdale’s is expected to open in fall 2014 in Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, Calif., to replace an older store in the same shopping center.