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International Market Place Will be horribly razed
bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 9 days ago; 4:22 pm   Permalink

That mall is as generic as Anytown, U.S.A.



What does this have to do with Hawaii? Just like the new Hawaii 5-0, which for the most part could have been shot in any tropical place.

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Kaiwaza
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Joined: Aug 06, 2003
Posts: 506
From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 7 days ago; 02:39 am   Permalink

I'll actually be off work & free on the 25th for the Grand Opening. Maybe I'll catch some of it, film some video or take some pics.
I'm actually very happy it's opening. I'll miss the old place for sure, but I do hate everything being "under construction" forever. WE have quite a bit of construction going on these days.



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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4848
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 6 days ago; 2:40 pm   Permalink

Kaiwaza,

Look forward to seeing the opening, as sad as that may be. In the meantime, a look back on happier days.

Don and the International Market Place ad.




The Brownlee carvings.



Another ad showing the grounds.




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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 1853
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: Yesterday; 07:21 am   Permalink

The grand opening is tomorrow. This arrived by email this morning.

The rich "organicness" of the old IMP has been replaced by overwhelming consumerism, concrete, and steel. And this on a tropical island where "organicness" and natural beauty is typically the most celebrated and desired of the features. Hey, they say this is progress. I say definitely not.





 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: Yesterday; 09:07 am   Permalink

Progress moving backwards. Another little reminder of the way it was with Donn's Dagger Bar, the Tiki wood carver, Hawaiian Sportswear and the Bamboo Lanai.



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Phillip Roberts
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Joined: Sep 09, 2003
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From: OAHU/Seattle
Posted: Today; 09:12 am   Permalink


A very sad day...
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AceExplorer
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Posted: Today; 09:27 am   Permalink

Yup, when "tremendous unique-ness" is replaced by "overwhelming average-ness."

Now it blends in and competes with all the other high-end strip malls in Waikiki. And they consider this "better?" Blah....



 
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