Marui takes up half of Kitte Fukuoka

Marui Group is opening a seven-floor retail centre that will take up half of the new Kitte Fukuoka department store.

With its headquarters in Tokyo and known for its “OIOI” sign, the group will be launching Hakata Marui on floors one to seven at the 14-floor Hakataekichuogai area complex, run by Japan Post, on April 21.

Covering about 15,000 sqm, Hakata Marui will have more than 130 tenants for food, general goods and fashion. The first six floors will feature cafes.

A feature store will be 4 Dot Watch by OIOI on the sixth floor featuring such brands as Casio, Citizen and Seiko. It will cater for custom orders and overseas brands, such as Hamilton, La Mer Collections and Rosemont.

There will also be three “stations” – the My Fit Station for shoes, the Customise Station for personalising products and the Gift Station for personalised gifts.

Duty-free shopping is available, and discounts may be offered for customers using China’s UnionPay or Taiwan’s EasyCard or Chinatrust cards.

Each section will feature specially designed environmental sounds.

With the theme “Anyone, any time, every day”, the shopping complex will have 131 shops as well as Hakata Marui. The list includes HMV & Books’ second Japanese branch, and 30 per cent of the shops will specialise in clothing, such as Uniqlo, which will take up half a floor.

There will be 50 restaurants and cafes, including Honolulu Cafe, Natural Dining Hakatagi (French/Japanese fusion cuisine) and Tsukiji Sushi Sei.

There will also be an international clinic and rehabilitation centre, and a wedding hall.


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