Jul 23, 2022 | PC Community

Congratulations to HMART Pearl City who celebrated their grand opening Friday morning much to the delight of Pearl City residents and visitors to our community. Customers lined-up early for the 10:00am grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony and a chance to make history ss the first HMART customers through the doors along with a warm VIP welcome by HMART management.

Duane Kurisu, owner, Pearl City Shopping Center

“It’s a privilege to have HMart as a partner to serve our community. Even if HMart has a nationwide presence, it’s ownership and management are down-to-earth people who have a local feel in the way they do things. 

HMart fits into the spirit of Pearl City Shopping Center, whose other partners include Don Quijote, Longs Drug Store, Chuck E Cheese, House Mart and Daiso, all who have our interests, as members of our community, foremost in their hearts and minds.”

Honolulu City Councilman Brandon Elefante

“This is such an exciting time to open up HMART. It started in 1982, four years before I was born, but it tells you the dedication of them coming to Hawaii and we welcome them here in Pearl City. On behalf of the City and County of Honolulu, we would like to present HMART with an Honorary Certificate on the occasion of your Grand Opening this morning, and I hope you have enough stock for food and groceries because I think you might sell out today. Congratulations!”

Hawaii State Representative Gregg Takayama

“You know my wife is half Korean too, and she has been asking me when the store is going to open. So, on behalf of all of Pearl City, it’s about time and congratulations! We would like to present a certificate on behalf of the State of Hawaii.”

Bong Yong Park, President of the United Korean Association of Hawaii

“This morning is a very big day. I’m proud of this morning because I am involved in this grand opening. Very good for the community. Very proud.”

Jonathan Cooke, President of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

“Congratulations to HMART. You know this place is more than a supermarket. It’s a place with people, they come to connect with friends and family or run into, as well as connect with their home and with heritage. Well done. I want to wish HMART staff, and all who come here, prosperity, health, and happiness.”

HMART Grand Opening celebration festivities continues on Saturday at the Pearl City Shopping Center with a radio promotion from 11:00am -1:00pm (2 hours only).

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]