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Petition to help save the International Market Place in Honolulu
msteeln
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Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 280
From: Ka'a'awa, HI
Posted: 2013-06-26 3:40 pm   Permalink

While I'm not so into saving what's left of IMP, I'm more against what will replace it... signed!

 
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Or Got Rum?
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2013-06-26 5:41 pm   Permalink

Signed...OGR

 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2013-06-26 5:47 pm   Permalink

I'm in.

DC


 
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Aquatic Safarinaut
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From: Valley of The Joe
Posted: 2013-06-26 10:23 pm   Permalink

signed!

 
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Dagg
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Joined: Jun 26, 2012
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From: Van Isle BC CA
Posted: 2013-06-27 09:31 am   Permalink

done

 
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Josoart
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Joined: Jun 28, 2013
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From: Honolulu
Posted: 2013-06-28 02:46 am   Permalink

Aloha !
Found another petition at change.org to leave the International Market Place as is.
See link :
http://www.change.org/petitions/queen-emma-land-company-saks-fifth-avenue-leave-international-marketplace-waikiki-as-it-is?utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition

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Phillip Roberts
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Joined: Sep 09, 2003
Posts: 1592
From: OAHU/Seattle
Posted: 2013-06-28 2:25 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-06-28 02:46, Josoart wrote:
Aloha !
Found another petition at change.org to leave the International Market Place as is.



Probably better to sign the one and not divide the people with another thing to sign...

Here's my comment on the petition...

While not opposed to the mission of the Queen Emma Foundation to raise money for charitable endeavors, I am deeply shocked about the impending reinvention of the International Market Place into a generic steel and glass structure. It seems to me as the Author/Photographer of "Waikiki Tiki: Art, History and Photographs" that there has been a lack of vision for this new luxury upscale development.

Saving the exceptional Banyan Tree is important, however why is there NO talk of preservation of the Oceanic art on the grounds and their inclusion in the future project? Donn Beach commissioned incredible works of "Tiki" sculpture by Edward M. Brownlee to show visitors the beauty of Polynesia and the pleasures of living in these islands.

This art is scattered throughout the property. Will these simply be destroyed, thrown away or stolen? Much has already been lost and the few remaining examples are very endangered. The rich history and charm of the market will not remain, replaced by a bland structure that could be plopped down anywhere in the world. There is not even going to be a statue of Don the Beachcomber who did a great deal to develop the tourism industry in Hawaii. That does not say Aloha to me.
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twitch
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Joined: May 12, 2006
Posts: 425
From: Vacant lot where T. Vic's, Van. was
Posted: 2013-06-28 3:05 pm   Permalink

Signed.

 
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lokahi94
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Posted: 2013-06-29 09:56 am   Permalink

signed

 
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Ragbag Comics
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Joined: Feb 24, 2009
Posts: 132
From: Chicago
Posted: 2013-06-29 10:26 am   Permalink

I signed awhile back;

We've never been to Hawaii, but (of course) it's on our list of "somedays."

The International Marketplace would be one of our top "must visits" (along
with La Mariana)... I dunno, tho- the more I read about modern Hawaii, the
more it sounds like kind of a bummer even while being one of the most beautiful
places on earth.

Spending the time and cash to fly to Hawaii from Chicago just to walk around in
what sounds more and more like the tropical equivalent of The Shops at
Caesar's Palace is not my bag at all, whatsoever.

(...Of course, just having read the thread(s) about the Waikikian & Tahitian Lanai
might have something to do with my crappy outlook on the 50th State at the moment.)

Let's hope someone has the cojones to turn down the giant bags with dollar signs on them
and keep the IMP going. I would think most modern travelers going to Hawaii for the first
time (whether they care about Tiki or not)would want to see SOMETHING with some vintage,
tourist-y charm. Certain things are always popular, no matter how long they've been around
or how potentially out of fashion they've become.

Removing all the classic tourist spots from the islands is like building a
Wal-Mart at the Grand Canyon... you don't want to go to Wal-Mart, you want to look
at the Grand Canyon and see cool, old Wild West stuff.

It's like going to the Kahiki and seeing a Walgreens instead....

er...

OK. Now I'm officially bummed out.

--Pete
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AceExplorer
Grand Member (3 years)  

Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 942
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2013-06-29 12:24 pm   Permalink

Go to Hawaii. Now.

No matter how they re-develop the remaining vintage experiences in Honolulu, they can never take away the breathtaking beauty of Waikiki Beach. Sure, it's touristy. But the sand, the water, the view of Diamond Head... These are things which developers can never take away. It is worth seeing at least once. And when you're there, keep in mind that you're never more than a brief stroll from a cocktail, or a unique dining experience. Also, there are some unique world-class mixologists employed at Waikiki Beach waterfront venues, although few, if any, offer classic tiki cocktails or any sort of tiki experience. But there is much to see and discover and you would be well-rewarded by making at least a stop there to take it all in.

Sign the petition and don't hold your breath. But go to Hawaii as soon as you can.

And if you go now you may also discover that tourism is down and hotel prices are surprisingly more affordable than in the past. This is especially true if you shop hotels which are a block in from the waterfront.

Cheers!
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Ragbag Comics
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Joined: Feb 24, 2009
Posts: 132
From: Chicago
Posted: 2013-06-29 1:36 pm   Permalink

AceExplorer:

Thanks for the encouraging words; truly, no matter how many chain stores they slap on it, it's still Hawaii.

I feel better now.

--Pete


 
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 942
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2013-06-30 04:32 am   Permalink

My pleasure, Pete.

I am reminded that travelers who do a little research and take the time to ask questions of the locals are often rewarded with rich rewards and plenty of great off-the-beaten-path things to see and do.


 
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Phillip Roberts
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Joined: Sep 09, 2003
Posts: 1592
From: OAHU/Seattle
Posted: 2013-07-15 10:46 pm   Permalink

Bad TV reporting in my opinion, but almost 1500 have signed.
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Bora Boris
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2569
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2013-07-16 06:06 am   Permalink

What's going on with this petition? Last week it was down to only needing 89 more signatures and now it needs 869?

 
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