Olson looks to revamp Pahala Shopping Center

  • Merchandise is for sale at the Ka'u Coffee Mill visitor center in Pahala on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • Longs Drugs Pharmacy is one of three tenants of the Pahala Shopping Center. The Olson Trust acquired the center and plan to renovate the community hub. (Olson Trust/Courtesy Photo)

  • Edmund C. Olson and Sammie Stanbro-Olson watch a blessing ceremony by The Rev. Danny and Anna Akaka after acquiring the Pahala Shopping Center. (Olson Trust/Courtesy Photo)

  • The Wainaku Executive Center is for sale for $6 million in Hilo. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • Edmund C. Olson sits in the koa boardroom at the Wainaku Executive Center in Hilo on Thursday, May 6, 2021. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

Edmund Olson has purchased the Pahala Shopping Center and plans to renovate the central hub of the former sugar plantation town.