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International Market Place Will be horribly razed
1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2009-04-13 09:36 am   Permalink

I must get to Hawaii soon!!!

 
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Rum Balls
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Joined: Oct 04, 2004
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From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2009-06-02 4:58 pm   Permalink

Update on IMP renovations...project on indefinite hold:

http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/blogs/hawaii_today/2009/5/21/Waikiki_International_Market_Place

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Wayfarer
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Joined: Jun 03, 2009
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From: Italy, but not by choice
Posted: 2009-06-03 10:33 am   Permalink

I bought my tiki & tiki cane at that Market Place! (Not to mention kukui nut leahs & a ukelele)

 
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Kailuageoff
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From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2009-06-03 6:05 pm   Permalink

Righteous. That was my hood. Don't change it. Bankrupt Amerika has its virtue.

 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2009-06-04 02:03 am   Permalink

There is so much shopping already in Waikiki that there aren't enough chains to fill them!

 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2009-06-04 02:03 am   Permalink

There is so much shopping already in Waikiki that there aren't enough chains to fill them!

 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2009-06-04 02:03 am   Permalink

There is so much shopping already in Waikiki that there aren't enough chains to fill them!

 
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Kaiwaza
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Joined: Aug 06, 2003
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From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2009-06-04 12:03 pm   Permalink

I was okay with the second set of plans that called for an open air kiosk based shopping area with an open air food court w/ hula performance area and a stream running through...keeps the original feeling. However, yeah, I mean, do we need any more Prada and Gucci in Waikiki?? PLEASE!

 
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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2009-06-04 12:09 pm   Permalink

Leave it ALONE !

I say make it a Historical Landmark, preserve it, maintain it, cherish it. Maybe have more "hand made" goods vendors there, but otherwise, it's a landmark, and should be treated us such.

Waikiki has enough "upscale shopping" for 10 cities.


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metikiman1705
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Joined: Apr 02, 2008
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From: Roseville,Ca
Posted: 2009-06-04 1:03 pm   Permalink

I was fortunate enough to stroll through I/M at just around sunset a couple of years ago and then again at Sunrise the next day. It was a quiet, VERY exotic place in the heart of hotel sprawl. Too bad it can't be renovated and saved. At least those of us who got there can vouch for it's relaxed tikiness. Sorry to see you go I/M
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Rum Balls
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Posted: 2009-07-01 10:48 am   Permalink

Here's the latest...

http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/blogs/hawaii_today/2009/6/30/Waikiki_International_Market_Place_Update

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Mongoloid
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Joined: Apr 25, 2008
Posts: 585
From: Long Beach
Posted: 2009-07-01 2:52 pm   Permalink

This bad news is at least softened by the intent of the non-profit property owner that funnels all income to caring for the people of Hawaii. I really do want them to have the most money they can, but - I will never feel Waikiki is like 'home' once the International Marketplace is gone. The whole street has sold out to such a degree that Waikiki would no longer hold the magic it once had. What a bummer.



 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2009-07-01 10:48 pm   Permalink

Sad news, but I wonder if the financing will be there.
There already is soooo much commerical retail development in walking distance and Ala Moana Mall is just down the street. To build and a hotel or 2 & some condos wouldn't seem to justify the expense of buying allll that land.


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2009-11-27 1:32 pm   Permalink



 
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HelloTiki
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Joined: Jul 23, 2005
Posts: 440
From: Kailua, Hawaii
Posted: 2009-11-28 07:31 am   Permalink

Waikiki & the Marketplace looked real fine in "2012" with nearby Diamond Head going off in eruptions. Don't worry. Gecko, along with the surviving Kailuans & Lanikites will rebuild the shoreline with a solid wall of Tiki stretching from Downtown to Hanauma Bay!

 
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