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International Market Place Will be horribly razed
JenTiki
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Posted: 2016-01-11 07:19 am   Permalink

Their website has some interesting galleries and videos. Here's a direct link to the "fly-through" of the new project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT5x_0uVngw#action=share

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PremEx
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Posted: 2016-01-11 11:48 am   Permalink

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On 2016-01-11 07:19, JenTiki wrote:
Their website has some interesting galleries and videos. Here's a direct link to the "fly-through" of the new project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT5x_0uVngw#action=share



Gack! Looks like every other outdoor mall in the world with some tiki torches added. Has all the personality of a hunk of cement. IMHO.
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2016-01-11 12:26 pm   Permalink

So glad I spent a fair amount of time there on my last trip wandering around, shopping, eating, and taking lots of photos before it all closed down to be razed.

What happened to that once very interesting plot of land can only be called "retrocide," shorthand for retro-genocide.


 
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HopeChest
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Posted: 2016-01-11 2:53 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-01-11 11:48, PremEx wrote:
Quote:

On 2016-01-11 07:19, JenTiki wrote:
Their website has some interesting galleries and videos. Here's a direct link to the "fly-through" of the new project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT5x_0uVngw#action=share



Gack! Looks like every other outdoor mall in the world with some tiki torches added. Has all the personality of a hunk of cement. IMHO.




UGH. No kidding.

...because when I fly thousands of miles and several hours to a tropical isle I am just itching to go to a freakin' MALL.


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 8 days ago; 10:05 pm   Permalink

The madness continues

July 2016





































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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 8 days ago; 10:59 pm   Permalink

Amazing pix Jon. I have stayed next door at the Queen K many times and Im very familiar with some of the camera angles you shot from. Too bad the subject no longer exists as we knew it.
Have fun-drink one fo me bruddah!


 
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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 7 days ago; 08:18 am   Permalink

Sad.

 
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PremEx
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Posted: 7 days ago; 08:37 am   Permalink

It has all the character of any-mall America.

 
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AceExplorer
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 7 days ago; 09:57 am   Permalink

So here we are, a few years later, talking about the soon-to-open NEW International Market Place. Wow, how those developers and investors fly!

Does anyone know anything about the old vendors? Did they relocate en masse? Did they give up? Were any architectural elements saved, and if so, where are the carvings and other things?

Some good souvenir shopping could be done at the old IMP if you didn't mind looking through all the typical tourist stuff. I found some "nuggets" in Hawaiian-themed silver rings and authentic made-in-Hawaii shirts from several of the awesome clothing shops there. I always checked out the tiki carver there too. And I went to see the remains of Don The Beachcomber. Oh, and then the inexpensive and awesome food stands at the back by the stage where you could get good fast food, and also authentic Dole Whips.

There may be an interesting "fire tower" feature at the front, although depictions on the web vary where some show a giant bowl with a tall flame and others show a series of light fixtures. Also, they will have a number of high-end dining establishments from famous chefs. Here's an article:

http://khon2.com/2015/11/17/new-restaurants-coming-to-international-market-place/

Grand opening is currently scheduled for August 26, 2016. The official web site is at:
http://shopinternationalmarketplace.com/

On their web site you can sign up for emails with updates as they get closer to the grand opening.

I do not think the new IMP is going to be a real "destination" like the old place was. And it strikes me a bit odd that they've kept the old IMP name when the place is very far from what the old IMP was.

I'm still amazed that, for as much of a crapfest the IMP had become, I'm still missing it for the nuggets of goodness which could be found there. We stayed at the Aqua Wave hotel behind the IMP and saved a huge amount of time and money eating some dinners at the IMP, some breakfasts at Jack In The Box, and spending much time relaxing and drinking good stuff at some really good waterfront bars on the beach at Waikiki -- all in *very* close walking distance to the hotel.

Cheers!


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VinylGeek
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Posted: 7 days ago; 8:51 pm   Permalink

Granted I never had the opportunity to visit the original International Marketplace, but on my recent trip to Waikiki I found Duke's Alley/Marketplace and I believe that's where most of the venders moved.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/dukes-marketplace-honolulu
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 6 days ago; 05:53 am   Permalink

Yep
Lots of them tucked in there
Not much in the way of that occasional "cool find" though



 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 6 days ago; 05:58 am   Permalink

A few treasures escaped the dumpsters and landed here:














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