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Prince Kuhio Plaza
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The outside view of Prince Kuhio Plaza, with Sears and T.J. Maxx
Location Hilo, Hawaii
Address 111 East Puainako Street
Opening date 1985; 36 years ago (1985)
Management Brookfield Properties Retail Group
Owner Brookfield Properties Retail Group
No. of stores and services 65
No. of anchor tenants 5
Total retail floor area 495,277 square feet (46,012.7 m2)
No. of floors 1

Prince Kūhiō Plaza is a single-level regional shopping mall in Hilo, Hawaii. It is the largest enclosed mall on the Island of Hawaii. Anchor stores are Sears, two Macy's stores, TJ Maxx, and Petco. Other major tenants include a 9-screen movie theatre and Longs Drugs.

The mall is named for Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole, who served as Congressional Delegate from 1903 to 1922.

History

Prince Kuhio Plaza, Hilo - Inside View, Macy's
The inside view of Prince Kuhio Plaza, Hilo, Hawaii, with Macy's
Prince Kuhio Plaza, Hilo - Event, Lion dance
Various events are held at Prince Kuhio Plaza, such as Lion dance for Chinese New Year (2020)

In September 1977, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands offered to lease 39 acres (160,000 m2) of land at the intersection of Pūʻāinakō Street and Kanoelehua Avenue (part of the Hawaii Belt Road) for development into retail space, which had been lacking in the area. Orchid Isle Group, the sole bidder for the property, signed a 53-year lease on October 28, 1977.

The mall opened in 1985.

On August 5, 2002, General Growth acquired the 50% interest in the mall that was owned by Homart Development Company, bringing its ownership in the mall to 100%.

In 2001, Macy's acquired the Liberty House store at the mall, followed by JCPenney two years later for the men's, children's, and home store.

In 2004, the owner of the shopping center was sued by Longs Drugs for allowing a Safeway to be constructed at the mall.

In 2013, First Hawaiian Bank opened a branch at the mall.

In 2015, Old Navy and Pier 1 Imports opened stores in the mall.

On January 29, 2021, it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 23 stores nationwide. The store will close on April 18, 2021.

Coordinates: 19°41′50″N 155°3′48″W / 19.69722°N 155.06333°W / 19.69722; -155.06333

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