Whole Foods Market to open third Hawaii store April 18
February 16, 2012
Pacific Business News
Whole Foods Market has set April 18 as the opening date for its third Hawaii location in Kailua, and plans to hire about 140 people to staff the 32,000 square-foot store.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports landlord Kaneohe Ranch spent about $12 million developing the Kailua Town Center site for the new store, demolishing a collection of smaller buildings and building one large retail center on Kailua Road anchored by Whole Foods Market (NYSE: WFM), and that includes tenants Executive Chef and Fighting Eel.
The newspaper notes that Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) awaits building permits to break ground on a 130,000 square-foot store several blocks from Whole Foods on the site of the former Don Quijote store and hopes to open later this year.
Whole Foods Market’s other Hawaii stores are in Honolulu at Kahala Mall and on Maui.