Blessing Maui Mall Village
Kahu Richard Kamanu conducts the blessing of the rebranded Maui Mall Village in a celebration on Friday. The mall held a Grand Reopening Celebration with entertainment by Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning Halemanu, hula performances and family activities, such as lei-making and a photo booth. There also was a social media scavenger hunt, special promotions and prize giveaways. The mall in Kahului was built in 1971 by Alexander & Baldwin and has since undergone ownership changes; it’s currently owned by LIPT East Kaahumanu Ave LLC and managed by The Festival Cos. The “refresh” work took around eight months, starting in late August and was substantially completed in April.
HANNAH ERICKSON photo