The story of Tamura Enterprises is rooted in four generations of family history. It began with a 600 square foot store – Tamura Shoten – opened by Makitaro Tamura on the Old Government Road, the main street of Waianae. In 1994, Herb and son Glenn decided to start a new father and son business venture independent of Tamura Super. So in January of 1995, they established Tamura Enterprises, Inc., they soon purchased Big Way Super Market in Wahiawa. In 1998, with Glenn as president and Herb as Chairman, they decided to try a niche market venture in Kakaako called Tamura’s Fine Wines & Liquors. After a three and a half year trial with positive growth, they found a permanent home for the new store at 10th and Waialae avenues in Kaimuki. New opportunities kept coming. In 2003, the Tamuras purchased property for a warehouse and outlet store. In 2004, the opportunity to buy Big Way Drive In presented itself. Today is known as Tamura’s Kitchen. At the end of 2003 the father and son team also opened Tamura’s Market in the Hauula Shopping Center. Four years later, a second Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors opened in the Aikahi Shopping Center in Kailua. A year later, another opened in Aiea. Then came Tamura’s Market Kalaeloa. In 2013, Tamura Enterprises ventured to Maui with a liquor store in Kahalui. More construction on Maui is underway!