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Reimagining Downtown

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 17, 2013

~~<p>Alvin Au, chairman of the Downtown Neighborhood Board and lifelong resident of the area, offers a hopeful assessment of developments in his childhood neighborhood of Chinatown. Despite the persistent problems managing the homelessness and crime in the area, Au said, there's been greater vibrancy, with the arrival of new, even trendy bars and restaurants.</p>
<p>Looking east, though, there's less encouragement.</p>
~~

Alvin Au, chairman of the Downtown Neighborhood Board and lifelong resident of the area, offers a hopeful assessment of developments in his childhood neighborhood of Chinatown. Despite the persistent problems managing the homelessness and crime in the area, Au said, there's been greater vibrancy, with the arrival of new, even trendy bars and restaurants.

Looking east, though, there's less encouragement. Login for more...



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