The new 24-hour Safeway opened to the public on Friday, September 20th, 2013. The new Safeway is located at the corner of Kaahumanu Avenue and Maui Lani Parkway, across from Baldwin High School and the Maui Lani Kaiser. The newly constructed store is visually beautiful and large. On Friday night, the parking lot was full, the store was packed. It’s an exciting new presence in Wailuku, and will really fill a void. Most Wailuku shoppers had to drive all the way into Kahului for groceries and the only grocery store for many years had been Sack’n Save in Paukukalo, ever since Ooka had closed. Safeway will offer a more convenient option for those living in Kehalani, Wailuku Heights, Waikapu, and many parts of Kahului. It has opened before the planned Foodland, which is expected to serve the same communities.