Big Box Stores on Maui - Kahului Maui HI
You might be curious about what's available on Maui for shopping. Do we have those big box stores that we can't seem to live without? The answer is YES we do. Here's the short list of what's available in the main city of Kahului. These are all located within a few blocks, along Dairy Road:
- Home Depot
- Office Max
- Costco Wholesale
And that's it. Most of them are fairly new... like in the past 10-15 years or so. I suppose there will be more coming, but I have a feeling the County Council will try to put the brakes on, or at least impose some limits. I think there has already been talk about a maximum size of any future developments. They really are a bit disruptive on the status quo around here.
It's funny whenever a new big retailer comes to Maui, the locals go a little crazy and have to be the first ones in the door. This has caused people to literally camp out overnight in the parking lot of the new store, just to be part of the opening day scene. It was a hoot when Krispy Kreme came to town, it was almost more of a big deal than the Dalai Lama coming here.
I always tend to get Lowe's and Home Depot confused in my mind, as they are just a block or two apart, and they are about the same size and age. Usually a trip to Kahului involves a visit to Lowe's Depot, which means going to both of them to compare what's on the market.
In the meantime, we can get by just fine without all the others. There are plenty of smaller shops and we can always go over to Oahu if we feel the urge to splurge. Besides, it's just small island, and how much stuff do we need? Sometimes it's just easier to go to the small store for what you need, and save yourself a whole lot of walking. The old Ace Hardware on Alamaha Street is small and friendly and they have a lot of selection too.
Either way, Maui has plenty of places to spend your money, if that's what you want to do. Aloha from Maui
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