Hali‘imaile General Store Marks 30 Years with Fundraiser
Through the month of October, Hali’imaile General Store (HGS) will begin a year of celebration to mark their 30th year in business on Maui. They will celebrate this momentous anniversary by creating a donation matching program for restaurant guests at Hali’imaile General Store and Gannon’s Restaurant.
“The success of Hali’imaile General Store for so many years is attributed to giving the customer what they want,” says Beverly Gannon, chef and owner of Hali’imaile General Store. “Over the years ‘The Store’ has developed into a beautiful comfortable restaurant. Our guests wanted high-quality, uncomplicated delicious food. We were more than happy to deliver!”
Through October 31, visit either Hali’imaile General Store upcountry or Gannon’s Restaurant in Wailea, donate any amount from $5 and up and receive the equivalent amount in Bev’s Bucks to use on your next visit. Bev’s Bucks are redeemable at either restaurant for food only, and do not include gratuity or alcohol purchases. They can be used upon a future visit to either restaurant and may not be combined with any other offer or discount.
Bev Gannon will match all of the funds donated by restaurant guests, up to $15,000. All funds donated to the Boys and Girls Club will be used 100% towards programs and supplies directly affecting kids that are members of Boys and Girls Club of Maui.
Another opportunity to donate: Book your holiday party at Hali’imaile General Store, Gannon’s, or with Celebrations Catering, donate $200 to the Boys and Girls Club of Maui, and you will receive an antipasto platter for up to 30 guests complimentary ($750 value)! The party must be booked in the month of October for a future event.
Although Bev and Joe Gannon selected the location of HGS because of it’s proximity to their home, their original concept was a takeaway deli and kitchen to serve their growing catering company. See Kiaora Bohlool’s story, History & Happy Hour at Hali‘imaile General Store, for more background.
“On our opening night, October 14, 1988, 150 people came to the door requesting a seat! They wanted a restaurant! I had never worked in a restaurant in my life! I had only one bartender and two cooks – no servers or dishwashers. We all looked at each other and knew the next day things had to change. On October 15, 1988, Hali’imaile General Store became a restaurant,” Gannon explains.
From that humble start, Hali’imaile General Store now seats 150 guests, with plans to expand an outdoor space for private events. The acclaimed restaurant featuring eclectic American food with Asian overtones. Founded in 1988, “The Store” has been a Maui destination for both visitors and locals that appreciate the fresh local ingredients in our island inspired menus.
Boys & Girl’s Club of Maui serves over 2,400 members and an additional 7,000 youth each year through outreach. More than just an afterschool hangout., our clubs provide a safe place for kids to come and do their homework, learn, and have fun! With an annual membership fee of $5.00, we are able to provide services to those who need it most.