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Honlua Store Update

Boston, MA
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5,161 posts
7 reviews
Honlua Store Update

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.

Destination Expert
for Maui
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23,100 posts
19 reviews
1. Re: Honlua Store Update

Good to hear grandeau...thanks for the update!

United States
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2,930 posts
144 reviews
2. Re: Honlua Store Update

Yay! Thanks for the report. =)

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7,678 posts
52 reviews
3. Re: Honlua Store Update

I think they knew that by changing anything they would have caused a huge uproar. Happy to hear the update.

Portland, Oregon
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52 posts
3 reviews
4. Re: Honlua Store Update

We visited the Honolua store last May and knew it had been updated, but didn't realize it was bought by ABC...I don't know if that is a testament but our impression was that it was updated with more product available. We certainly enjoyed our to-go sandwiches and deli foods.

Lion's Head, Canada
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495 posts
23 reviews
5. Re: Honlua Store Update

Great! So I can still get Loco Moco for breakfast there!

I first tried it at the Honolua Store, and while it was different than my usual breakfast fare, it was still good.

It may be a while before Loco Moco catches on in the mainland, but it's another one of those 'different' things that makes Hawaii so special!

6. Re: Honlua Store Update

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