It used to be a used car lot, but now white wooden walls have gone up around the intersection of Airport Road and Marine Corps Drive in Tamuning and the ground behind the wall has been cleared for construction.
The Japanese retail giant Don Quijote is planning to build a Don Don Donki store at the location.
Killy Kunimoto, who is president of Kunimoto Architects, told the Pacific News Center today that a groundbreaking ceremony is planned for Feb. 10.
Construction should take about a year and a half, he said.
Kunimoto said that their target market is local residents, not Japanese tourists. He said they recently completed a survey of island residents asking them what products they would like to see offered.
Don Quijote is a discount retailer offering Japanese-made food and consumer products. The company aims to offer a one-stop shopping experience where local residents can buy all the consumer products they need without having to go anywhere else.
Don Quijote has many Don Don Donki stores throughout Japan as well as in Singapore, California and Hawaii.