Ala Moana Center is back in the light Though the shopping center was open, about 45 stores were still without power as of midday yesterday.
"It doesn't look like we're open, but we are," she said. "Customers complain that it's hot and we don't have lights. Power was fully restored at Ala oakley eye frames Moana Center yesterday, but retailers were still tallying the damage from lost Christmas sales at Hawaii largest shopping center following three outages over three consecutive days. Suzie Metivier, manager at the Reyn store, was grateful to have electricity Monday morning, when an estimated 45 of her neighboring businesses were shuttered. But when Hawaiian Electric Co. Monday, Metivier business also went dark, costing nearly a day worth of sales. Yesterday she brought in extra employees to make sales in the dark to try to recoup lost revenue. "It doesn look like we open, but we are," Metivier said hours before the lights came oakley o store back on. "Customers complain that it hot and we don have lights. yesterday, Francis Cofran, Ala Moana general manager, held a news conference at the mall to reassure shoppers that most of the center 290 stores were open. "We just want the general public and the media to know that Ala Moana Center is open, despite the recent challenges we had with the power outages," Cofran said. At the Juicy Couture store for women and girls, four employees stood or sat in the dark for hours behind locked glass doors with no oakley twenty air conditioning until the power returned. The Ala Moana Juicy Couture is one of the top revenue producers in the chain but had been unable to make a single sale since Monday afternoon outage, said Chelsie Castillo, one of the store managers. Rain expected to dampen isles until Christmas More rain is likely for President Barack Obama Christmas homecoming after Air Force One touches down at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, which is expected early this evening. Cloudy skies and scattered showers will keep the islands damp into Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. There could be more sunshine by Christmas Day, but scattered showers are expected to hang around and cloudy skies will return on Sunday, the Weather Service said. "The front to the north will keep us under the threat of wet conditions pretty much through Christmas," said Derek oakley minute Wroe, lead forecaster for the National Weather Service. "It unlikely that we have normal trade conditions until after Christmas.
" "We just waiting for the lights to come back on," she said. HECO spokesman Darren Pai was unsure yesterday whether the disruption was rain related. Ala Moana Cofran declined to comment on whether mall retailers would get discounted rents to compensate for lost sales.
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