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Replacing old market place has advantages


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 22, 2013

~~<p>It will be with a tinge of sadness that we will say goodbye to Waikiki's famously kitschy International Market Place &mdash; at least as we've known it.</p>
<p>Gone will be those carts jammed together in the open air, loaded with shell lei, plumeria hair clips and other souvenirs sold by street vendors to budget-minded tourists. The 170 stores, carts and kiosks that sell everything from pearls to plate lunches will disappear, along with the 570 jobs they support.</p>
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It will be with a tinge of sadness that we will say goodbye to Waikiki's famously kitschy International Market Place — at least as we've known it.

Gone will be those carts jammed together in the open air, loaded with shell lei, plumeria hair clips and other souvenirs sold by street vendors to budget-minded tourists. The 170 stores, carts and kiosks that sell everything from pearls to plate lunches will disappear, along with the 570 jobs they support. Login for more...



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