New Ashley Homestore Opening in Kahului

Saturday, August 24th, Ashley HomeStore will be having it’s grand opening celebration from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm in Kahului. The new store is located at 237 Dairy Road.

The 20,000 square foot store is brand new and will showcase furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and home office. This is the fifth Ashley store in Hawaii, but the first outside of Oahu. Festivities on Saturday will include face painting, food and refreshments.

Ashley HomeStore was established in 1945. Its considered one of the largest furniture manufacturer’s in the world. Representatives are excited to be opening the new store in Kahului and bringing the residents of Maui their best selling furniture.

New Safeway To Open Tomorrow

The new Safeway in Kahului at the Ho’okele Shopping Center located at 1090 Hookele St., will be opening tomorrow. The new Safeway will be over 57,000 square feet and include Starbucks, a pharmacy, Bank of Hawaii, Coinstar, Redbox, Western Union, food bars, a gas station, and wi-fi.

Staff from the old Safeway on Kamehameha Avenue will now staff the new store in Kahului along with newly added additional staff. Ho’okele Shopping Center will eventually add additional retailers as well as a drive thru restaurant.

Safeway can also be found throughout Maui in Wailuku, Lahaina and Kihei.

Maui Fire Update

Maui Fires Contained approximately 90%.  Thank you to the fireman, police, Goodfellow Bros. and all others who worked together to keep our beautiful Island safe!

Kihei Fire Air Is Clearing

Pictures and video coverage of how much the air has cleared since the fires started yesterday morning.

Updated Information On The Kihei Fire

The brush fire that started yesterday morning has consumed approximately 10,000 acres so far.

Shelters have been closed, but if conditions worsen War Memorial and Kamalii Elementary School will reopen. Closures today include Kihei Aquatic Center and Kaiser Permanente’s Kihei Clinic.

Roads that had closed yesterday were reopened late last night around 10:00 pm. Thankfully, as of now, no damage has been reported of any residences or structures. Although the mandatory evacuation has been lifted, firefighters urge residents to remain cautious.

There has been no update on containment percentages.