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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Restaurateur Kevin Aoki, left, recently bought a Waikiki building that sat empty for the past 15 years save for homeless squatters. Aoki, along with Richard Nakama, general manager of Doraku in the Royal Hawaiian Center, plans to use the site for new restaurants.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Restaurateur Kevin Aoki’s pending redevelopment of a derelict Waikiki apartment building is supported by neighbors who had complained for years about the building’s condition. Aoki, left, and Richard Nakama tour the building’s second floor.