Pearlridge Center welcomes new stores

Pearlridge Center welcomes new stores

More than a dozen new stores — nearly all of them small, Hawaii-owned businesses — have opened at Pearlridge Center in the last few months.

Pearlridge announced that 14 new stores, eateries or kiosks have recently opened, moved or expanded. They include: Beer Lab HI, which moved locations; a Happy Belly food truck opening in the Sears parking lot; and a new These Stuffed Cookies kiosk (pictured above).

Several eateries, including Tanaka Ramen and Izakaya, Hawaii Pot Shabu Shabu House and Hot Dog on a Stick, will open in the near future, according to a press release.

“We launched the Open for Small Business initiative with the express purpose of encouraging and supporting our local entrepreneurs – many of whom are also women or minorities,” General Manager David Cianelli said. “Dozens, if not hundreds, of new local jobs have been and are being created with the opening of these businesses here at Pearlridge Center.”