Oshima Store to close after 92 years

  • Oshima Store in Kainaliu will be closing in September after 92 years in business. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • An Oshima Store ad appears in a 1972 issue of West Hawaii Today.

  • Oshima Store, which has been in business for more than 90 years, announced recently that it will close next month. (Cameron Miculka/West Hawaii Today)

  • Oshima Store is seen in this 1950 photo. (Kona Historical Society/Courtesy photo)

  • Oshima Store is seen in this 1962 photo. (Kona Historical Society/courtesy photo)

  • Oshima Store is seen in this 1961 photo. (Kona Historical Society/Courtesy photo)

  • Miles Nakahara, left, speaks with Brian Llanes at Oshima Store on Tuesday. (Cameron Miculka/West Hawaii Today)

KAINALIU — There was a time when Kainaliu was a center of Kona life.