LAHAINA – The Festival Companies last week announced the addition of three new anchor tenants with broad consumer appeal for Lahaina Gateway, transforming the retail experience and diversifying the tenant portfolio for West Maui’s largest open-air shopping center.
Ace Hardware, Ross Dress for Less and The Club Maui will occupy a total of 54,942 square feet of space and contribute to a synergistic tenant mix with existing anchor, Foodland Farms.
This development, which is part of The Festival Companies’ remerchandising strategy, demonstrates their strength in attracting coveted brands and differentiated concepts to its retail properties.
“Adding these new retailers is the initial phase of The Festival Companies’ ongoing revitalization of Lahaina Gateway that will increase customer traffic and drive sales,” said Sandra Brown, Lahaina Gateway’s property manager. “With our managing company’s vigorous repositioning design, we will continue to draw additional tenancy with a dynamic mix of in-demand offerings for our customers.”
Set to open in early 2019, Ace Hardware will take over 18,500 square feet of the former Barnes & Noble retail space. Ace Hardware, a globally recognized brand in home improvement, offers an extensive variety of tools and equipment for the home, lawn and garden, as well as local niche services for home enhancement and maintenance.
Scheduled in late summer of 2019, The Club Maui will open on the second level, featuring a 14,506-square-foot space as well as a 3,316-square-foot Crossfit Maui facility on the lower level. An innovative and community-centric fitness and wellness center, The Club Maui will feature a state-of-the-art gym and luxury spa amenities. Its expansive facilities – including separate men’s and women’s infrared saunas, steam rooms, and private rain showers – as well as wellness programs will significantly revamp the visitor experience at Lahaina Gateway.
By late fall of 2019, retail chain Ross Dress for Less will open an 18,620-square-foot space in the former OfficeMax location, becoming the first location on the island’s West Side and the third location on Maui. Popular to a wide spectrum of customers, the Ross department store is known for its assortment of high-quality specialty brands at extraordinary savings.
“These new leases also speak to our shopping center’s strength in providing brand visibility to Maui visitors and local residents,” added Brown. “Our prime location and demographics, combined with the growing demand from the surrounding vicinity, definitely attract sought-after retailers.”
Lahaina Gateway’s tenant lineup includes nationally and locally well-known merchandise and service retailers, including Foodland Farms, Foot Locker, Local Motion, Claire’s Boutique, David’s Happy Nails, Galan Sports Chiropractic, Go Wireless, Island Cream Co., Mahina Boutique, Minit Medical, Moku Roots, Plush Beauty Lounge, Supercuts, Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, Rainbow Dialysis Lahaina, and The Vitamin Shoppe. Lahaina Gateway is also home to one of Maui’s largest craft shows, The Maui Gift & Craft Fair, held every Sunday.
Lahaina Gateway, which is at the heart of the growing West Maui community, is conveniently located within a mile of historic Front Street in Lahaina, a popular visitor destination, and easily accessible from the newly expanded Honoapiilani Highway.