In Hawaii, City Mill plans new store

City Mill Co. plans to open a new store in Ewa Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, at the Laulani Village Shopping Center.

As the second anchor store, City Mill will encompass 40,000 sq. ft. with a 5,000-sq.-ft. area for additional garden, lumber and building materials. The new store is expected to open in late 2012. It will be the company's ninth store.

Steven Ai, City Mill president and CEO said: “We are excited about this new City Mill addition, especially since there is so much growth in West Oahu and in the Ewa Beach area. We hope to be a strong member of that community, as we are in other neighborhoods where we have locations.”

The project developer is Safeway Inc. and it, along with City Mill, will be the shopping center anchor stores. Laulani Village will be the newest and largest retail development in Ewa history, with about 70 retailers, businesses and services. Groundbreaking of Laulani Village was on Nov. 3, 2011, with an anticipated opening date in late 2012. 

City Mill Co., Ltd. is a 113-year-old, Hawaii-based company that was founded in 1899 as a rice and lumber mill. It continues to be a private, family-owned and operated company whose primary business is to sell home improvement and related products for the repair and maintenance of the home and office. The company will celebrate its 113th anniversary this year. 

In 2010, City Mill represented the 110th largest company in Hawaii with total sales of $67 million. On a national level, in 2010, City Mill represented the 125th largest hardware/home improvement center in the United States.

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