Island Naturals plans new flagship store near Wailoa park

  • Russell Ruderman

  • Cars drive past the vacant lot adjacent to Waiakea Villas on Kekuananoa Street in Hilo on Thursday, April 22, 2021. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • People wait to enter Island Naturals in Hilo on Thursday, April 22, 2021. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • A business has applied for the permit for the lot adjacent to Waiakea Villas on Kekuananoa Street in Hilo on Thursday, April 22, 2021. (Kesley Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

Big Island grocery chain Island Naturals intends to open a new flagship store in Hilo within the next few years.