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Freight Merchant closing after losing lease in Kalihi

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Freight Merchant store located at 1203 N. School St. will be closing at the end of September after 33 years of business. The market sells freight damaged goods at a significant discount. The landlord doesn’t want to renew the lease because he is repurposing the building. Pictured behind the counter is Dannelle Howell sharing a laugh with a customer.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Freight Merchant store located at 1203 N. School St. will be closing at the end of September after 33 years of business. The market sells freight damaged goods at a significant discount. The landlord doesn’t want to renew the lease because he is repurposing the building. Pictured is owner Joe Hirata with a customer outside the store.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The store has a variety of grocery items, clothing, candy, snacks and random merchandise such as boxes of collector’s cards pictured.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Pictured is Liena Keaweamahi and Donald Yip assessing a truck load of goods in front of the store.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Pictured behind the counter is Dannelle Howell helping a customer.

A family-run salvage business specializing in discount grocery products, damaged freight goods and closeout items is shutting its doors for good by the end of September after 33 years in Kalihi. Read more

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