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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Aqua Hospitality officials say they will not upgrade their properties or invest further in Waikiki given the district’s growing problem of homelessness. Belongings of a group of homeless people were stacked under a tree at Kalakaua and Kapahulu avenues in front of the Honolulu Zoo on Friday, with the Park Shore Waikiki, one of Aqua’s properties, in the background.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Cindy Tran, 55, shared food with a friend Friday at the corner of Kalakaua and Kapahulu avenues in front of the Honolulu Zoo. After being warned about more police sweeps in the area, she is planning to look into shelter accommodations.