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Rearview Mirror: Nuuanu YMCA once occupied Pali Longs and Safeway site

  • BOB SIGALL PHOTO

    Pali Longs’ logo is a tiki representing Mai-Ola, an ancient Hawaiian god of medicine. The tiki is still part of the entrance sign on Pali Highway.

  • COURTESY SANBORN MAPS

    At one time Pauoa Stream, in blue, ran through the Pali Longs parking lot.

  • The Yum Yum Tree was there from 1983 to 2000.

  • What’s now Nico’s in Kailua was originally the Thaliana Hotel & Dining Room.

In January I began a series of articles I call “What Was There Before” — significant Oahu locations and what was on those sites in the past. Read more

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