The NEX Shopping Plaza - Pearl Harbor- Hawaii

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Liberty Homes RS-#62825

Pearl Harbor Hawaii NEXYesterday my daughter and I went to the Super Shopping Plaza. The NEX (Navy Exchange) at Pearl Harbor. The NEX back in 1967 was a single story old building with a couple of separate ones scattered around the Moanalua Shopping Center area and up the road from the Makalapa Gate- Pearl Harbor Navy Base.

A few years ago they built this giant double level mall NEX consisting of 275,000 sq. ft of oodles of shopping, other stores and a giant Commissary too. It is Hawaii's Largest Navy Exchange and named the "2006 Bingham Award" winner for excellence and outstanding performance.

Not only is this "mall" HUGE to accomodate the hundreds if not thousands that trapse through all the shopping mall,  it is also tastefully decorated to entertain Active Duty Military In Hawaii, their dependents, Vets in Hawaii and their guests.

The waterfall pictured to the left starts from the pool on the second floor and tiers down with cascading waterfalls to three or four levels and ending at the bottom pool. The sculpture is a Wyland sculpture titled "A Leap of Faith".

While coming down the escalator I noticed many children and adults tossing coins to make a wish.

What a sight!

Pearl Harbor Hawaii NEX

Yes, I ran around taking pictures of the gigantic mural on the ceiling that highlights the entry and the middle of the mall. Guess who did this "Ocean's Sanctuary" mural? Ah...of course it's Wyland! 

This mural features Wyland's 89th mural (he just painted his 100th one in China in honor of the Olympics) and spans 10,000 sq/ft and features three adult and two baby whales.

In 2004 Wyland returned to the NEX to add on a HAWAIIAN MONK SEAL to the mural. Do you see it right in the skylight?

 

Pearl Harbor Hawaii NEX and Commissary

We ate at the Food Court and got our fill so we could romp around the Hawaii Navy Commissary without stuffing our basket with unneeded items (that one usually does when they're all hungry before shopping). Right inside the entrance there was a flower/plant 'shop' and I decided to pick up two plants to give my little courtyard garden some color.

Pearl Harbor Hawaii NEX and Commissary 

 

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Pearl Harbor Hawaii NEX

Hours of operation:
Daily: 9 AM - 9 PM

Telephone: (808) 423-3330
Customer Service: (808) 423-3274

Mailing Address:
1025 Quincy Avenue, Suite 1020
Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-4512

Physical Location:
4725 Bougainville Drive, Building 631
Honolulu, HI 96818

 

 

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Rainer
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Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc.

Morning Sally,

What a beautiful Mall, sorry we didn't know it was there during our visit to paradise. I would have enjoyed seeing the works of Wyland while the others shopped.

August 08, 2008 05:50 AM
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Lisa Schlitz
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Home Run Real Estate, Inc.

My husband and I became addicted to Wyland back in '83 when we first visited Hawaii...sure you don't need a Buyers' Agent? LOL

August 08, 2008 07:35 AM
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Hal: Next time :)

Lisa: I do both... LOL!

August 08, 2008 11:05 AM
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Yvette Smith
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HI SALLY!

It looks so cool!  I remember the old NEX & commissary, I use to shop there.  They've come a long way!  Thanks for sharing, those pics are great.

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Yvette: No kidding? It was all one level and all cramped and barely had anything. Now it's HUGE!

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