Foodland’s 33rd store opens in Wailuku

First Photo: Kahu Kealahou Alika of Keawala’i Congregational Church blesses Kehalani Foodland staffers and patrons Wednesday morning in an opening ceremony for the 35,000-square-foot grocery store. Also in attendance during the ceremony was Foodland Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer Jenai Wall, who spoke before the doors opened. The new store is Maui’s seventh Foodland and the state’s 33rd.

Second Photo: Vaughn Hamai, manager of the new Kehalani Foodland, wears a smile during Wednesday morning’s opening of his store. The event in Wailuku drew a large crowd that stretched beyond the parking lot.