BY BUCK QUAYLE
When it comes to shopping in Maui Hawaii-books could be written. Here's just a little "push" to get you-the newcomer-started.
The first area on the island which comes to mind is Lahaina-the old whaling capital. And when you think of store-spending in Lahaina, the first street to do it on is front street-right along the ocean.
It just so happens, I have in front of me a lot of material about Lahaina Center at number 900 "Where Front Street Begins". Lucky for them, as they are about to receive a great deal of free publicity.
They advertise themselves as "Maui's Premier Oceanfront Shopping Dining & Entertainment Complex". And, yes, you can begin there-or anywhere else you choose.
Specially written for the, let's suppose about 2 1/2 million people visiting Maui in 2007-I'm going to list most of the stores in this complex. But, really, the entire small town of Lahaina is fun to walk-not only for spending and pretending but also for historic sights-for which you'll readily receive maps and orientation-if you want. You'll see.
You'll also find art galleries crawling out of the woodwork. Fun to browse.
Here's the list, taken straight, no water, from their publicity.
Activities & Reservations: Activities 4 Less/ Activity Wharehouse/ Plan -It Hawaii/ Fairfield Resorts
Art & Jewelry Pictures Plus/ The Quan Gallery/ Tide Pool Gallery
Beach & Sportswear Island Swimwear
Convenience & Services ABC Stores/ Bikram Yoga Lahaina/ Curves for Women/ Hair Salon Unlimited
Fashion & Gifts Banana Republic/ Coral White/ Hilo Hattie/ Maui Tees Outlet/ Wet Seal
Island Dining & Snacks Cold Stone Creamery/ Hard Rock Cafe/ Maui Wave Riders Bar & Grill/ Maui's Own Ice Cream Parlor/ Pho Mai Vietnamese Cuisine/ Ruth's Chris Steak House/ Zuihao Chinese Restaurant
Speciality Shops East Meets South/ Shoe Fetish
Offices Activities 4 Less Inc./ Pro Park Inc./ Lahaina Management Center Office across street at Old Lahaina center-Suite 213/ Promotions Office
Nightclub & Entertainment Front Street Theatres/ Warren & Annabelle's Magic/ Glow Putt Mini Golf
Note: If wealth accumulation has not already been achieved-tread lightly.
Buck Quayle at the Maui Lahaina Sun bureau circa 1970
Reporter/Photographer Buck Quayle in 1971 in Maui with the Cartagenian in the background
Another Day At The Office Haleakala National Park