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4 MARCH 3, 2021
 Kapolei Shopping Center Provides The Community With Services, Events
  Serving as a one-stop shop for Westsiders, the center has a little bit of everything for just about everyone. Foodies can find sit-down restaurants, quick bites and fast food eat- eries, while car-lovers can peruse automotive shops. There’s also medical special- ists and dentist offices, bank- ing and mail services and, of course, Longs Drugs and Safeway (the latter debuted with the center back in ’93).
Though, providing an ar- ray of services for the com- munity is only half of it. Right from the start, Kapolei Shopping Center served as the prime location for a multitude of community events.
“It was a real honor and a lot of fun to work with Camp- bell Estate (now James Camp- bell Co.) on Kapolei Shopping Center’s grand opening in October 1993,” shares Mele Pochereva of Mele Pochereva Public Relations. “That same year, we staged the center’s first Santa Saturday event, which became an annual tradi- tion until the pandemic halted large gatherings and celebra- tions in 2020. Over the years, as the city of Kapolei grew up aroundthecenter,wehaveal- ways focused our marketing efforts on fostering customer loyalty and strengthening the center’s ties to the community
Since its debut in the early ’90s (left), Kapolei Shopping Center has been a hub for community events, like a Keiki Carnival back in 2019 (right). PHOTOS COURTESY KAPOLEI SHOPPING CENTER
through our promotions and family-friendly events.”
polei Shopping Center has al- ways tried to bring in commu- nity organizations in the local area,” adds Marsh. “It’s also a place that you can bring your kids. You got people who were coming here 30 years ago as kids now bringing their kids, and we want to keep it going.”
 “It’s hard. But we need to stand strong so we can all come back together.”
       NICOLE R. Fitness Coach
 Do your part.
Fight COVID.
    While large gatherings are not possible right now, the center has gotten creative by offering specials and give- aways on social media. This past Thanksgiving, for ex- ample, it held an online cam- paign during which residents couldentertowinafreetur- key dinner. Meals were also donated to Child & Family Service in ʻEwa Beach.
Visit kapoleishopping. com, or check out its Insta- gram (@kapoleishoppingc- tr) and Facebook (@kapo- leishoppingcenter).
“Since the beginning, Ka-

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