The Maalaea General Store is a one-story plantation vernacular building with multiple additions and buildings. The building and additions were closed up in 2005 and all windows were boarded up with marine plywood. The store was built in 1910 in order to provide merchandise for plantation workers who resided at the nearby Wailuku Sugar Company camp and residents of the Japanese fishing community of Maalaea Village. The Maalaea General Store is a rare example of an early twentieth-century Japanese store on Maui.
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