Down to Earth plans to completely renovate and expand its Kahului store starting next month.
The all-vegetarian, organic and natural foods store said work will include converting a 3,000-square-foot storage space into more retail space to total 9,000 square feet for the store at 305 Dairy Road.
"We will more than double the size of the chill and frozen department, nearly double the size of bulk food department, greatly improve our deli, and expand the wellness, grocery and produce departments," Mark Fergusson, Down to Earth's chief executive officer, said in a statement.
The store's upstairs dining area will be remodeled and a new outdoor dining area and improved parking will be added.
The store will remain open throughout the renovation, with the bulk of the work to be done during off-hours. The remodeling project is expected to be completed in April.
"The bigger and renovated store will have many new products and will allow us to offer our customers a substantially wider range of local, fresh, organic and natural products," Fergusson said.
The company said the renovation will include energy-efficient upgrades, including state-of-the-art air conditioning, refrigeration and LED lighting systems.
To kick off the project, Down to Earth will host a Hawaiian blessing at 7 p.m. Dec. 14, followed by a Christmas party with pupu, drawings for prizes and entertainment. The public is invited to attend.