MORI by Art + Flea, Calendar Club, Mexico Cantina, Bellini Bistro and Bar and Ben & Jerry's coming soon, T&C Surf and Pāi'na Café open new locations
HONOLULU (October 16, 2014) – Ward Village, Hawai'i's premier destination for street shopping, dining and entertainment, today announced several new merchants that will open in the coming months. Joining Ward Village's roster of over 135 shops and eateries are MORI by Art + Flea, Calendar Club, Mexico Cantina, Bellini Bistro and Bar, Ben & Jerry's and additional locations for T&C Surf and Pāi'na Café.
"At Ward Village, we're constantly looking for ways to further enhance and improve our customer offerings," said Katie Kaʻanapu, Director of Community and Retail Marketing at Ward Village. "We're thrilled to bring a handful of great new local and national retailers and dining options to Ward Village, and look forward to opening their doors to the public this winter."
The following new merchants will soon open for business at Ward Village:
MORI by Art + Flea (November 2014): Fans of the popular Art + Flea monthly urban market at Ward Village will soon be able to shop the event's eclectic mix of locally produced fashion, art and music on a regular basis. Art + Flea will open their first retail location at Ward Warehouse near Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, and will feature local vendors and their goods from across the state.
Calendar Club (November 2014): This seasonal shop, great for holiday gifts and gadgets, will open at Ward Warehouse near Novel T World just in time for the holiday season. Shoppers can stop by to peruse a large selection of calendars, games and toys.
Mexico Cantina (late 2014): Food lovers who enjoy Mexican cuisine can soon dine at Mexico Cantina, the third Mexican restaurant for the owners of the popular Mexico Restaurant in Kalihi and Mexico Lindo in Kailua. Mexico Cantina will open in late 2014 on the second floor of Ward Centre next to Ryan's Grill.
Bellini Bistro and Bar (January 2015): Ward Village foodies who crave Italian food will soon be able to get their fix at Bellini Bistro and Bar, located at Ward Centre next to Ninja Sushi. With flavors prepared by Chef Dave Nguyen, guests will experience affordable authentic recipes with a local twist, featuring imported meats, cheeses and pastas direct from Italy. Menu items include oxtail osso buco, fresh fish piccata and tiramisu. The eatery, which also features a full service bar with a selection of great wines and spirits, will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Bellini Bistro and Bar will also host a Happy Hour each Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m.
Ben & Jerry's (early 2015) – Ward Village guests will be able to cool off with Ben & Jerry's ice cream when the company opens its flagship store at Ward Entertainment Center next to L&L Drive Inn at Ward Village. The famous Vermont-based company that began with two guys named Ben and Jerry in 1978
will offer a large selection of ice cream flavors, including fan favorites and new flavors. Select frozen yogurt flavors will also be offered for the health-conscious shopper.
T&C Surf (opened October 2014): T&C Surf recently opened its second location at Ward Village at Ward Centre next to Genki Sushi. The store, which is T&C Surf's sixth location on the island, features premier surf and skate fashion brands, including original T&C Surf designs, RVCA, Billabong, Primitive and more, alongside popular accessory brands including GoPro, Dakine, Nixon, Herschel and more.
Pāi'na Café (early 2015): Pāi'na Café fans can soon visit the popular poke bowl stop at its second Ward Village location, opening at Ward Centre near Ninja Sushi. From an expansive selection of poke to salads, sandwiches and beverages, stop by this locally-rooted restaurant that believes great food is the catalyst that binds relationships.
With just over 4,000 parking stalls throughout Ward Village, parking is ample, free, and within easy walking distance of merchants center-wide. Ward Village includes valet and standard parking options, including the new seven-floor parking structure featuring over 700 stalls at the Ward Village Shops. Free valet is available at Ward Entertainment Center on Fridays, 4 p.m.-midnight; Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.- midnight; and Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
About Ward Village®
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Ward Village is a new 60-acre coastal master planned community in the heart of Honolulu located between downtown and Waikīkī in the Kakaʻako district. Ward Village includes two mixed-use residential towers – Waiea and Anaha – that are now under construction and will transform the popular shopping and dining district into a vibrant neighborhood that offers exceptional residences with incredible island and ocean views and a carefully curated mix of retail experiences set among dynamic public open spaces and walkable streets.
This growing community will include three additional developments: Ae'o at 1001 Queen Street, Gateway Towers and Ke Kilohana at 988 Halekauwila Street. Aeʻo at 1001 Queen Street is a 466-unit mixed-use condominium tower anchored by a flagship Whole Foods Market. The extraordinary first building of Gateway Towers on Ala Moana Boulevard will bring the architecture of world-renowned architect Richard Meier to the Honolulu skyline. Ke Kilohana will bring housing targeted for local residents and a 23,000 square foot Long's Drugs to the neighborhood.
The vision for Ward Village is consistent with the master plan approved by the HCDA in 2009, which allows for up to 9.3 million square feet of mixed-use development and will include over 4,000 residences and over 1 million square feet of retail space.
Ward Village is Hawaiʻi's only LEED-ND Platinum-Certified project and the largest neighborhood development in the country to receive such a prestigious certification. The Information Center and Residential Sales Gallery is located at the iconic IBM Building. For more information, visit www.wardvillage.com.
About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai'i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC with major offices in New York, Columbia, MD, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas and Honolulu. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com.
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