Even if you don’t need a thing, drop in here. This Maui institution is made famous in an eponymous song by Paul Weston. The shelves hold life’s necessities from electric light switches, pipe joints and Hana-grown lettuce, to cold drink holders in the shape of aloha shirts and Hana Highway guidebooks.
The folks who work here are super friendly and know more about Hana than anyone else on Maui. They’ll tell you about what’s going on at the community center or the Congregational Church, and when the Aloha Festival Parade is going to happen.
Set in the town’s former movie theater, it looks like Hollywood’s version of a general store in the tropics. The roof is corrugated metal and the front door all but hidden by lush plants. But this is all real. And as the song says, “You just name it/They’ve got it there/At the Hasegawa General Store.