AEON Mall Okinawa Rycom to open Saturday
The largest commercial facility on Okinawa, AEON Mall Okinawa Rycom, located on the site of the former Awase military golf course in Kitanakagusuku, will open this Saturday.
As construction crews put final touches to the facility, each store is working to stock their shelves for the grand opening. There are about 200 vendors and special shops in the mall, plus a cinema complex and several restaurants.
According to AEON Ryukyu spokesman, the company especially targets the purchasing power of overseas visitors and will employ a staff of 60 people dedicated to foreign customers. There will also be money exchangers that accept seven currencies.
In addition, they have a large selection of Awamori from 46 Awamori distilling companies on Okinawa, and a counter that sells vegetables grown in a plant factory inside the building.
Stores in the mall are located from 2ndto 4th floors. The second floor is mainly for groceries and cosmetics. The third floor has clothes and sundry shops. Stores targeting for children including Toys R Us and Babies R Us will open on the fourth floor.