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    Default Disappearing businesses

    E kala mai if this should be in an existing thread

    Noticed that Bestsellers book store on the Hotel St side of Bishop Square complex is closing - lost their lease.

    Also, Ian Lind mentions today he's learned that Wong's Drapery Shoppe has closed (Beretania near Ke`eaumoku).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimo View Post
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    Also, Ian Lind mentions today he's learned that Wong's Drapery Shoppe has closed (Beretania near Ke`eaumoku).
    Oh...POOP! I was headed their way once the 2 projects I'm working on are pau. Such great customer service. Sorry to see them go after so many years.

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    A lone commenter on Ian's site stated that Wong's had closed, but then posted again to say he called the store and that they are in fact STILL OPEN.

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    Yeah, I drove by there on the way home last night (6-ish) and the lights were on . . .

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    I'm sad about BestSellers Book Store. They are the only book store downtown, great service, and a postal annex inside where you could ship stuff = much more convenient that going all the way to the post office. They lost their magazine distributor some time ago and just seemed to fade after that. I will be very sad to see them go.

    Hopefully, Bishop Square will see the wisdom of putting another book store in their place.
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    Coming back from my morning run, I noticed that Blockbuster Video on Piikoi Street near Ala Moana Center is closing. It was the first Blockbuster store to open in Hawaii. I'm sure there will be more Blockbuster closings.

    But for now, everything is on sale! The sign says 7.99, which is pretty pricey for a closing, but I'm sure it will come down lower and lower as the weeks go by. So if you're in the market for some cheap DVDs or video games, this might be a good place to explore.

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    Kailua Don Quijote closes at the end of the day Sat Feb 5 to make way for Target. Shelves looking bare - but DQ has other stores on O`ahu to which remaining merchandise can be shifted, so I guess no 'going out of biz' sales.

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    House Of Health, corner Kalakaua/Beretania, is ending it's long run. Up to 60% off items remaining.

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    In addition to the Kauai and Big Island (Kailua-Kona) Borders stores closing, two more now added, Waikele and Maui:

    http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/b...118210124.html

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    Question Disapearing Establishment(s)

    Some companies have come & gone, some have staid...

    some got up & left...


    I have been meaning to ask.....


    What ever happened to the dollar store , I know they have been gone for a long while now, & also that dollar movie too.

    Did the dollar store move or just left completely??

    why did the dollar movie left?? I really missed it a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    What ever happened to the dollar store , I know they have been gone for a long while now, & also that dollar movie too.
    Was there one in Hawaii?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    Was there one in Hawaii?
    There was a 99 Store in the Ward complex on the corner of Ward and Auahi. Prices eventually increased to $1.99! The merchandise is now a part of the Murakai store on Auahi in the Ward Farmers Market building. Not much 99 or $1.99 merchandise, tho'. The store as it once was is no longer!!!

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    At about the same time as the 99 cent store at Ward, Don Quijote (or maybe it was still Daiei at the time) had a section of 99 cent (or maybe dollar) merchandise. It was very popular. That's long gone, I'm sad to say. Prices do go up. But at least McDonald's still has it's 99 cent menu. At least I think it's still does. (I haven't eaten there in a while.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    Was there one in Hawaii?
    They had a dollar movie at the complex at the Makai end of Punchbowl, I think.
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    Question Re: Disapearing Establishment(s)

    for those who lived in Oahu still, way back then....

    when The restaurant was still there in Waikiki called - The Mad Greek,

    Does anyone know why they left? & who was the owner of that restaurant way back then???

    I loved that restaurant & the really sweet dessert - Baklava, so yummy!!.
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    and, peripherally, do these guys fill the void? Now in four locations . . .

    http://thefatgreek.net/

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    http://www.yelp.com/biz/pipeline-caf%C3%A9-honolulu-2

    http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/b...114403899.html

    Pipe Line closed down. (I saw & heard about it on the same year we were all notified about it).
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