Episode 105: From Lahaina to Texas: Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice’s Journey of Strength and Flavor

by | Sep 5, 2023

David Yamashiro, co-founder of Ululani’s Shave Ice, joins the show! We dive deep into the after-effects of the fires on Maui regarding tourism and the livelihood of the locals.

The dialogue uncovers the resilience of Lahaina’s community, Ululani’s continued commitment to help, and the importance of supporting Maui’s other untouched regions.

What we discuss with David Yamashiro:

  • Economic strain on locals relying on jobs within the tourism industry.
  • Ululani’s commitment to aid the affected community.
  • Introduction of new Ululani’s locations.
  • Details about the GoFundMe initiative for relief efforts.
  • Appeal to tourists to continue visiting parts of Maui besides Lahaina.
  • Challenges of rebuilding Lahaina and uncertainties about its future layout.
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