Hanging on in Honokaa: Former plantation town hit especially hard by pandemic, lockdown order

Photos by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A motorcyclist stops in front of the True Value Hardware Store in Honokaa on April 7. True Value is one of the only stores open on Mamane Street and is deemed an essential business.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A woman walks by the sign outside of the Honokaa People's Theatre on Mamane Street on April 7.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald An employee at Cafe Il Mondo works behind chairs placed on top of tables in Honokaa on April 7. On a normal day, the restuarant would seat 60 tables per shift.

For Honokaa, Gov. David Ige’s stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating.