Whole Foods coming to Kahala Mall

Happy New Year or as they say in Hawaii, Hau'oli Makahiki Hou. 

I just saw this morning that Whole Foods, headquartered here in Austin is not only coming to the Kahala Mall but it will be even bigger than originally planned.  Looks like this is one of three that are slated to open in the islands. 

I have fond memories of the Kahala Mall -- riding our bikes there as kids and hanging out.  What I want to know is whatever happened to The Book Nook, Farrell's, Jenny's Garden, Kahala Music, Pete's Model Craft and our favorite, India Imports (don't see many head shops in mainstream malls these days).   What drew us to India Imports however, wasn't the paraphernalia in the glass cases (we were a bit young) but the rich catalog of cool black light posters of everything from dragons and cougars to Tweety Bird and Jimi Hendrix.

Getting back to the present, I hope Whole Foods does well in Hawaii.  That being said, the whole "“rahodeb” fiasco has left a bad taste in my mouth.  What I really wish for Hawaii (and for Austin) is a Trader Joe's.  Much, much better priced and much more manageable

And while we're at it, what about a Peet's?

Pau for now...

Farrell's Update:  Looks like Farrell's is back in Hawaii.  And it wasn't just Hawaii that had Farrell's, look how mighty the chain once was.  And in contrast, today.

 

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