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International Market Place Will be horribly razed
Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2003-09-10 10:39 pm   Permalink

Aloha

Good to know that this link is still active from the Honolulu Advertiser Archives even though the newspaper is defunct.

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2003/Sep/10/bz/bz01a.html

There is plenty of shots and history of the International Market Place in "Waikiki Tiki: Art, History and Photographs."



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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-09-11 01:06 am   Permalink

GECKO...You have to save the tikis!!! The plaques, too!

 
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Futura Girl
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Posted: 2003-09-11 03:16 am   Permalink

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

 
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Futura Girl
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Posted: 2003-09-11 03:23 am   Permalink

check out this exotica tour of waikiki i found while searching for pics of the intl. marketplace.

http://www.kevdo.com/exotica/waikiki.html

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Futura Girl
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Posted: 2003-09-11 03:31 am   Permalink

just found this image...

i have a postcard or 2 i should scan.


 
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Posted: 2003-09-11 09:15 am   Permalink

Well that blows. The IMP was one of my favorite haunts on our yearly trip to the islands.

Yeah, it was cheesy and nothing like it was in its glory days, but I still liked wandering through it in a drunken stupor.

The first time I was there was in 1974 with my dad and we saw Rip Taylor at Trader Vic's. Little did I know at the time that I should have been ripping off everything in sight!
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Luckydesigns
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Posted: 2003-09-11 11:29 am   Permalink

I can't believe I missed seeing the IMP. It's too bad they can't just renovate the area and theme it into a 'Disney styled' attraction while maintaining the origninal goal and style of the IMP. It could be a huge tourist attraction.

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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2003-09-11 6:39 pm   Permalink

Article is still online as of today



Lava Rock Cafe patio. International Market Place. 2009.

Waikiki Tiki: Art, History and Photographs is out 10/01/2010.

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Kaiwaza
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From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2003-09-15 9:33 pm   Permalink

It seems like from what I read in our local Honolulu paper, the "new" International Marketplace (if they are keeping the name) will be quite nice, still open air, with an ampitheatre for hula performances and ceremonies, ethnic eateries, and still many kiosks. I don't know about new tikis though, it is entirely possible.

 
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Alnshely
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Posted: 2003-09-16 08:09 am   Permalink





 
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PolynesianPop
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Posted: 2003-09-16 08:34 am   Permalink

What a bummer. The IMP is staple of Waikiki the way that it is. Although they say the new structure will keep the Waikiki heritage, its hard to see how they can convey the soul of the original IMP.

Now I've really got to make my way back to see it before they bulldoze it.


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Kailuageoff
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Posted: 2003-09-16 11:15 am   Permalink

The second article doesn't sound so bad. Not having been there in years and years, it's hard to say how much the place has declined or whether or not they might be able to pull off a decent reworking of the space. I know some of the TCers that have been there recently were a little disappointed.
On the bright side, maybe Trader Vics will re-open as part of the re-development? That would be fantastic.
I have many fond memories of the original International Marketplace. My dad used to take us to the Trader Vics there for lunch. When he wasn't paying attention my friends and I would ditch school and hang out there and other spots in Waikiki. On the last day I lived on Oahu in 1975, my sisters and I rode The Bus to IMP to buy t-shirts and trinkets. It would be a real shame if it is torn down and not restored in some way to its former glory.

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Kailuageoff
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Posted: 2003-09-16 11:19 am   Permalink

Maybe we should plan the grand tiki event of all time in Waikiki the spring of 2005 before the place gets torn down? Tikifish could start saving her maple leaves now.


 
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HubbaHubbaTiki
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From: Seattle
Posted: 2003-09-16 3:06 pm   Permalink

I will be there for the holidays so I will have to see it again before its gone. International Market Place was a fun place to hang out. I hope they make it better.

 
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GECKO
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From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-09-16 11:15 pm   Permalink

i herd it was getting rid of all the liitle booths. the cheap made in China crap. I hope they get rid of that junk and leave all that space open to walk around and enjoy its beauty.

me and Fil will be there saving all of that stuff if they do. I know they won't get rid of all the carvings though because the peopo that take care of da grounds said carvings had been comming up missing so they are keeping a tight eye on da stuff (Bong).

so that must mean they are staying with all the old stuff and gettin rid of da B.S

sweeeeet


 
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