Selling Groceries Then And Now – Honolua Store

Mason Architects wrote the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) report on the 1929 Honolua Store and adjacent warehouse and then designed their renovation for the Kapalua Land Company. The store sold groceries to the rural Maui community during the plantation era and continues to serve the area as it changes from agriculture to tourism.

  • After its structure was strengthened, the store's board-and-batten walls and windows were repaired and ramps and railings were added.
  • A new kitchen, deli counter, coffee bar, and lanai were installed.
  • Working with interior designer James Tucker Associates, Mason Architects preserved the store's wooden plank floors, ceilings, merchandise cabinets, and other historic elements.
  • The small warehouse behind the store was reconstructed.

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AWARD: Hawai‘i Renaissance Grand Award and Historic Division Award from the Building Industry Association – Hawai‘i, 2009.


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The store in its grove of Norfolk pines is a reminder of the Honolua Plantation era.