Goo’s Plantation Store


From 1915–1953, the Laie Sugar Plantation operated the first company store on the North Shore of Oahu. In 1955, the late Charles C.K. “Charlie” Goo (1915–2010) was asked to reopen the store and a soda fountain for the benefit of the new Church College of Hawaii and the growing Laie community. With Charlie’s unique Chinese-American personality and the help of his wife and five young children,

the store stayed open from 7a to 9p, six days a week, and featured unique island foods and goods – just as it is in the Marketplace. The soda fountain closed within a year, but the store stayed in business for 25 years until Charlie retired. Goo’s Store is now a unique memory and an important part of our Laie community heritage.


11:00 am – 7:30 pm (Monday – Saturday)

Closed Wednesdays & Sundays