Waimalu Shopping Center Day Proclamation

Waimalu Shopping Center Day Proclamation

Mayor Kirk Caldwell officially proclaimed November 16, 2013 as Waimalu Shopping Center Day. See text and image link below for the official Proclamation:


     WHEREAS, on November 15 and 16, 1963, Waimalu Shopping Center held its grand
opening, featuring prizes, the traditional dragon dance with firecrackers, free mochi, and
entertainment by Mrs. Pang’s Hula Troupe, and the Roaadrunners; and

     WHEREAS, the grand opening was celebrated by 26 merchants and businesses including
Katsumi and Haruko Kazama’s Waimalu Super Market, which was the first merchant to open at the
shopping center in 1960; and

     WHEREAS, Katsumi Kazama initially sold Christmas trees at this location before
developing the swamp land area into a shopping center; and

     WHEREAS, over the years the shopping center tenants have grown and served residents of
the Aiea and Pearl City communities, and today there are 33 tenants at the shopping center; and

     WHEREAS, the original building is distinguished by its signature arches and is historically
associated with the early development of strip malls on Oahu; and

     WHEREAS, Waimalu Shopping Center will celebrate its 50th anniversary on November 16
with gifts and prizes, entertainment, and Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii information booth, and
activities for the whole family,

     NOW, THEREFORE, I, KIRK CALDWELL, Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu,
do hereby proclaim November 16, 2013, to be


in recognition of five decades of serving the retail, culinary, and business needs of residents; to
congratulate the Kazama family on achieving this milestone; and extend best wishes for continued

Done this 16th day of November, 2013,
in Honolulu, Hawaii.


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