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Struggling small businesses driven by the spirit of aloha

Lahaina's small businesses struggle to get on their feet again after the Aug. 8 wildfires. Even if they had other locations they are struggling, because visitor numbers dropped. Many hope, but do not know if they will one day return to Lahaina.

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Harley Smith, right, taking orders at Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice in Wailuku.
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Breanne, left, and Rick Conley, were getting a treat with their daughter, Addyson.
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Harley Smith, left, with Evie Dela Cruz, pouring different flavors of syrup at Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice in Wailuku.
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Evie Dela Cruz, quickly shapes and smooths a cup of shaved ice.
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Evie Dela Cruz, shaping and smoothing a cup of shaved ice. At left is Harley Smith.
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A satisfied customer, Joybelle Agustin, with her shave ice at Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice in Wailuku.

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