They made it cool to “buy local”— 100 years ago. Happy Anniversary and mahalo to KTA Super Stores for a century of supporting our island community. Member FDIC June 19, 2016 1916 KTA 2016 13 Taniyo Taniguchi ran the Waiakea town store while Koichi worked for S. Hata & Co. MILESTONES 1916 K. Taniguchi Shoten founded by Koichi and Taniyo Taniguchi in Waiakea town. 1916 1916 K. Taniguchi Shoten in Waiakea town on Lihiwai Street, across from Suisan Fish Market building. 1921 KTA Waiakea town store on Lihiwai Street with Koichi and Taniyo Taniguchi and their young family.
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