Howard Hughes plans more retail space below Ward Village’s T.J. Maxx

TJThe Howard Hughes Corp. has begun work on a space below T.J. Maxx at Ward Village in Honolulu for planned retail tenants, a spokeswoman for the Texas developer confirmed to PBN.

Howard Hughes was issued a $2.5 million building permit last week for a “Village Market” project at Suite No. 100 at 1170 Auahi St., according to public records from the City and County of Department of Planning and Permitting.

A spokeswoman for Howard Hughes told PBN that it is not a supermarket/grocery store, but that the developer is doing some work on the space beneath T.J. Maxx, which will eventually be a space for more retail tenants.

The actual name of the space is still to be determined and no timeframe for the development has been set just yet.

In addition to T.J. Maxx, the Ward Village Shops, at the corner of Kamakee and Auahi Streets, includes Nordstrom Rack, Pier 1 Imports and CorePower Yoga.

Honolulu-based Gateside Inc. is listed as the general contractor for the Ward Village Shops project.

Duane Shimogawa
Pacific Business News

Pier 1, Nordstrom Rack to open new Honolulu stores in November

Oct 22, 2013, 7:13am HST

Staff Pacific Business News

The Howard Hughes Corp. said it has finished building a new two-story building at the Ward Village Shops in Honolulu’s Kakaako neighborhood, in time for Nordstrom Rack and Pier 1 Imports to open next month.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Pier 1, which closed its old store down the street on Oct. 8, will open its new 9,800-square-foot store on Nov. 1, while Nordstrom Rack will close its existing store behind the Ward Entertainment Center on Nov. 9 and reopen in the new 45,000-square-foot space on Nov. 14.

The two stores, which will be located adjacent to the anchor T.J. Maxx store at Ward, are part of Dallas-based Howard Hughes Corp.’s (NYSE: HHC) Ward Master Plan. A condo tower is planned for the former Pier 1 site at the corner of Auahi and Kamakee streets.

Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) opened the off-price Nordstrom Rack store in 2000 and opened its first full-line department store in Hawaii at Ala Moana Center in 2008.

Pier 1 Imports (NYSE: PIR) has two other stores on Oahu, in Kailua and Pearl City, and one store on Maui and one on the Big Island.

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