We just returned from our visit to Maui and I wanted to report back on changes at the Honolua store. Many had been concerned about the purchase by ABC Stores. For the most part, the store has remained unchanged, with the same hot food and deli in the back and the coffee bar in the middle. The selection of "gourmet" items in the middle section seemed the same. What I did notice was the addition of many display stands for the ABC "staples", such as chocolate covered mac nuts and Kona blend coffees. The store definitely feels more crowded than in the past, but it has definitely not been converted to "just another ABC store".
All in all, much more has stayed the same, rather than changing, and I think people will still be happy to visit the Honolua Store, as they have in the past.