The Hilo Hattie flagship store on Nimitz Highway began a seven-day liquidation sale Tuesday.

The cash-and-carry sale includes a range of unique items and memorabilia from the 87,000 square foot space such as giant bamboo-framed Hawaiiana murals, a wooden tiki bar; Hilo Hattie’s iconic, mammoth aloha shirt; and the illuminated 3-D Hilo Hattie hibiscus logo sign that graces the front of the building.

The sale also includes contents of the second-floor offices, several production rooms, and restaurant equipment from the Internet cafe as well.

“I’m sad it’s closing,” said customer Pat Hodgetts, “but I’m glad that there will be others still open on other islands. … I bought more than I planned for because of this sale.”

The sale, conducted by Oahu Auctions, is one of the final steps on the iconic Hawaii retailer’s path out of bankruptcy and toward renewed profitability.

A sampling of the auction items can be viewed online at