Eleele Shopping Center offers local-style shopping and convenience options for Kauai’s West Side families and visitors. Located at the entrance of Port Allen Harbor and just before Hanapepe Town, stop by Eleele Shopping Center for groceries, a meal, hardware supplies, banking and more. View our full directory
Eleele Shopping Center first opened for business in 1955 under the auspices of McBryde Sugar Plantation to serve Eleele's plantation camp and surrounding communities. At that time, Eleele Shopping Center's main stores were Eleele Super, Kauai's first cash and carry supermarket, and Ben Franklin, a variety store that carried dry goods, sundries, school supplies, and household items. Both were owned and operated by the Norito Kawakami family and, along with other stores, presented a one-stop shopping experience for locals. Today, Eleele Shopping Center hosts community organization's fundraisers and remains a hub for local shopping and conveniences.