View Full Version : Another demolished block

Glen Miyashiro
August 22nd, 2005, 11:47 AM
Speaking of demolitions, I noticed another demolished block here in Honolulu. It's at the bottom of Wai'alae Avenue, on the left-hand side just before the H-1 onramp if you're traveling 'ewa. That new self-storage place is across the street on the right-hand side. (Here's a Google Map (http://maps.google.com/maps?&ll=21.289454,-157.814784&spn=0.004539,0.006656).) I remember there was a Japanese adult video store there, as well as some other businesses. The location is unfortunate, as it's bracketed by the freeway and Wai'alae Avenue, and pushed up against the Mānoa-Pālolo Stream. Does anybody know what's happening with this block?

August 22nd, 2005, 01:58 PM
Didn't much of that complex burn down (http://starbulletin.com/2005/07/01/news/briefs.html)? Despite the proximity to the freeway, my money is on a residential development, rather than another 'mixed use' property like what used to be there. That little pocket has been a neglected little gem considering all the bustle that surrounds it.

August 22nd, 2005, 11:17 PM
They had a news segment on that property just a few weeks ago, I was sickened to hear that another self-storage competitor will be taking up the entire block. So we will have two of these ugly looking buildings facing one another.


I see KC Drive Inn has been hit with graffiti, I miss my peanut butter ono ono
shakes, anywhere else I can get those? What will replace KC Drive Inn?

Also will Diamond Head Theater/USPS Office/Subway/etc. be torn down for the new Safeway or will that just occupy everything next to it in the abandoned lot. I see Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins went out of business and is now simply a Donut shop. I think the old Genki Sushi used to occupy the building. Not sure.