Mall site blessed despite lack of lease
There was a prayer said and a maile lei untied. There was also a pass thrown by football Hall-of-Famer Jerry Rice on a former sugar cane field Thursday in what made for an unusual blessing of land in East Kapolei slated for a new shopping center.
The developer of the planned Ka Makana Ali’i mall, DeBartolo Development LLC, has close football-family ties with Rice. So the company made use of Rice being in town as alumni captain for Sunday’s NFL Pro Bowl to give the blessing ceremony some extra flair.
24 January 2014