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International Market Place Will be horribly razed
Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2013-04-21 08:11 am   Permalink

Just got this old brochure from the IMP detailing its old world charm.

Cool font.



Nice map of the quaint grounds.



Photos











And they call this "progress"!


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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2013-04-30 10:02 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-04-17 14:46, Pittsburgh pauly wrote:
Quote:

On 2013-03-30 15:48, christiki295 wrote:
What I am hoping never to see is an 'indoor" mall like Ala Moana:





The reports talk about 3 floors of retail and the rendering is:


So, maybe slightly better than what you posted, but very similar and indoors (and not what we all love).

It looks like the group that asked the city to withdraw the permit owns the only properties on that block that wouldn't be demo'd:
The Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber (to the left of International Market Place) and the Ohana East hotel (other end of the block).
As well as the Outrigger Waikiki On the Beach directly across the street from the entrance to the market place.
I'd say they might think that all that construction might be bad for their business.

There was supposed to be a hearing on April 15th, anybody know what happened?




I just do not understand why anyone would across the Pacific just to go into an indoor mall.
The Banyan tree is "saved" but hidden and so minimized that it seems likely that it will be pruned to half of its current magnificence.





 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-06-04 8:34 pm   Permalink

Found these three postcards
I haven't seen them before
Look close at the lower part of the sign on right in the last one







Lower half of sign says:
"The original Don the Beachcomber himself presents nightly-
His world renowned"
Sorry I can't make out the rest!!
Anyone have a close up of this sign?

It was sent in 1958 with a 2 cent stamp.

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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2013-06-14 6:12 pm   Permalink

BOO. I am so UNDERWHELMED...

SAKS SUCKS

And I have decided that tours will stop on August 15, 2013.
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2013-06-15 9:07 pm   Permalink

It is sad when history just keeps getting wiped off the planet and the developers keep building with no thoughts of timelessness. New is not necessarily better.

 
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Jumbie Justin
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Posted: 2013-06-16 10:27 am   Permalink

It's sad that today's world is taking over great historical places, like International Market Place. IMO, this is one of the few redeeming qualities of Waikiki. So sad!!

 
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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2013-06-16 1:40 pm   Permalink

A petition passed on to me
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christiki295
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Posted: 2013-06-19 2:31 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-06-15 21:07, VampiressRN wrote:
It is sad when history just keeps getting wiped off the planet and the developers keep building with no thoughts of timelessness. New is not necessarily better.



Indeed.
The irony is that the Queen Lili‘uokalani Foundation is a social service agency created to fulfill the Queen’s mission. Our commitment is to the orphaned and destitute children in the State of Hawaii, which operates a hospital and a children's center.


 
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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2013-07-05 9:16 pm   Permalink

. Do you like TIKI? I do

This has almost TRIPLED in 3 days...
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Kaiwaza
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From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2013-07-06 10:52 am   Permalink

I put it up on my facebook yesterday and at least a few more people have signed! I hope they don't go through with this.
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bongofury
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Posted: 2013-07-13 3:49 pm   Permalink



Here is an old photo of a hula dancer next to the sign for Don The Beachcombers treehouse


 
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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2013-07-28 9:57 pm   Permalink

Nice one Ron. Have not seen that one before...

"Capacity 2.

High in the giant banyan tree you taste succulent cuisine presented by master chefs and sip the nectar of the gods while people of the crosswords of the world stroll below. For information phone 937-377.

Ask for Don the Beachcomber, 'himself.'"

Save THE Marketplace

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Pittsburgh pauly
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Posted: 2013-07-29 12:18 pm   Permalink

I wonder if this will have any effect:
Hudson’s Bay to Buy Luxury Retailer Saks for $2.4 Billion
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-29/hudson-s-bay-to-acquire-saks-for-2-9-billion-including-debt.html
Here's hoping the new owners pull out and the deal unravels.
Either way, looking forward to the tour on the 16th!
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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2013-07-29 2:52 pm   Permalink

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Either way, looking forward to the tour on the 16th!




It'll be a good one. I was thinking 3PM. Hope that works for you.


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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2013-07-29 5:22 pm   Permalink

I'll get to meet Pittsburgh Pauly on the 16th!!

 
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