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Aoki's Shave Ice to reopen at new Haleiwa location

By Kristen Consillio

LAST UPDATED: 07:34 p.m. HST, Apr 29, 2013

star-advertiser / october 2012 / rendering courtesy kamehameha schoolsOwners of the Aoki shave ice store, above, were notified their leases will end May 31 and Kamehameha Schools, owner of the building, will demolish the structure to make room for retail space. An artist's rendering, below, of the project.

Aoki's Shave Ice will close on May 30, but plans to reopen across the street in Haleiwa within the year.

The family opened a gift shop, Aoki's North Shore Trading Co., across from Matsumoto's Shave Ice a year ago and is exploring reopening within the store or developing an adjacent building to house the popular shave ice stand, said owner Cathy Aoki.

Landlord Kamehameha Schools notified Aoki's in February that its lease at the current location would end May 31 as part of a redevelopment that calls for demolishing the building housing the longtime business.

Aoki hopes to eventually rehire the company's eight employees at the new location.

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all_fed_up wrote:
RIGHT ON! Don't let the big bully KSBE run your lives.
on April 29,2013 | 03:29PM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Nice to see them bouncing back (though Matsumoto's moa bettah).
on April 29,2013 | 03:51PM
Willieboy wrote:
aokis should take their entire building across the street and reopen....kamehameha schools just going demolish um anyway
on April 29,2013 | 04:24PM
northshoreboy wrote:
Kamehameha Schools has already ruined the country skyline with the wind turbines. Phase III of North Shore Plan will entail developing 450 houses/townhouses and another shopping center between Haleiwa Post Office and North Shore Marketplace. They also plan on developing luxury homes in pockets of land between Waimea Bay and Kawailoa. Hope the "Keep The Country Country" movement does not overlook this as they fight Turtle Bay and Envision Laie. The traffic in Haleiwa is already nuts.
on April 29,2013 | 04:43PM
Mythman wrote:
News Flash: Keep the Country Country is secretly backed by KSBE to divert heat on them to the other evil developers targeted by the Keep crowd - makes you wonder.....
on April 29,2013 | 05:03PM
northshoreboy wrote:
I know. They are eerily silent at the meetings and newsletters about KSBE's North Shore Plan. Maybe they also suffer from an inferiority complex. That's why I hope the people - the movement - will stand up at least to Phase III now (failed at Phase 1 - Wind Turbines).
on April 29,2013 | 05:22PM
northshoreboy wrote:
On a side note, I believe KSBE's Chief Financial Officer is a former official of Envision Laie and BYUH Vice President. Unfortunately, the collective power of Kamehameha Schools and the Mormon Church (not to mention the revolving doors between the two) means they basically own City Department of Planning-Permitting and State Land Use Commission. It is a perfect storm for the Triple Crown of Development.
on April 29,2013 | 05:35PM
57nawahine wrote:
Aoki's shave ice is good but their so called customer service sucks big time. In fact someone told me he was one of the owners. Stone face,if he smiled I think his face would broke and no hi or thank you so maybe business would be better for them if he hired people who actually like dealing with the tourist and whatever locals still go there. For me I will take my $$ elsewhere.
on April 29,2013 | 04:59PM
Mythman wrote:
Don't you just love KSBE, those heartwarming, lovable rascals?
on April 29,2013 | 05:02PM
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