Star Market in Moiliili closing its d...

Star Market in Moiliili closing its doors Monday - Hawaii News

There are 58 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Oct 24, 2009, titled Star Market in Moiliili closing its doors Monday - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

The Star Market in Moiliili, the first one in the chain, and another store in Ewa Beach will close early next week.

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Anastasia

Wahiawa, HI

#1 Oct 24, 2009
Well, now the union can run more negative comments about the local store being sold to mainland guys. In the end ....
timer

Honolulu, HI

#2 Oct 24, 2009
I go times cause get good steak plate on fridays.
Poi

San Francisco, CA

#3 Oct 24, 2009
Anastasia wrote:
Well, now the union can run more negative comments about the local store being sold to mainland guys. In the end ....
Private sector unions always end up committing suicide for their industry.

Look at textiles, auto manufacturing, high tech assembly. Or in Hawaii look at sugar and pineapple and call centers. All sent out of Hawaii both because of the direct Union extortionists and the indirect results of a higher overall cost of business necessary to support the over paid HGEA, DOE and UHPA.(All overpaid relative to what equivalent private sector employees IN HAWAII are paid).
HulaLady

Ewa Beach, HI

#4 Oct 24, 2009
If the Management of Times had any brains at all, they would close the smaller Times on King Street and keep the Star location, bigger store, bigger parking lot and of course, the convenience of Bank of Hawaii. CVS should stay the hell out of this, they can't even take care of the existing Longs Drugs Employees, they've taken away so much already (I should know). The Moiliili community (including our students at the UOH), depending so much on this Star location. Shame on Times.
starchild

Honolulu, HI

#5 Oct 24, 2009
"Closing the smaller Times on King St." that is a good idea. Probably why no one in Times mgmt. thought of it.
HulaLady wrote:
If the Management of Times had any brains at all, they would close the smaller Times on King Street and keep the Star location, bigger store, bigger parking lot and of course, the convenience of Bank of Hawaii. CVS should stay the hell out of this, they can't even take care of the existing Longs Drugs Employees, they've taken away so much already (I should know). The Moiliili community (including our students at the UOH), depending so much on this Star location. Shame on Times.
localite

Pago Pago, American Samoa

#6 Oct 24, 2009
How many times can Times lie and have local people fall for it? When Times acquired Star, the owner said "business as usual for employees and customers." Then I noted that one of the managers misspoke in the media and said they were acquiring "5 .. er, no, I mean 7 Star stores." No, folks, he really meant 5 because he knew all along they were selling two to CVS. Is this what Times calls "business as usual for employees and customers"? And how come a week ago when I talked to one of the employees, the person didn't even know if they would have jobs. You can't tell people whether they will be employed or not a week to 10 days out of closing? In my book that's called screwing people over for money ...
DADDY LAU

AOL

#7 Oct 24, 2009
Very sad!!!!!!!!
anonymous

Sequim, WA

#8 Oct 24, 2009
One more site of a Hawai'i memory will be gone.
I lived in Moili'ili in the late 1970s and shopped mostly at Star Supermarket, along with Everybody's on Kapiolani (also gone.) After moving to the Windward side, I still visited the King St. store.
What a wonderful location. I hope something nice replaces Star.
DADDY LAU

AOL

#9 Oct 24, 2009
No worry, dey jus goin open as Times in a couple of weeks!!!!!!!!
noend

Ewa Beach, HI

#10 Oct 24, 2009
i can tell you one thing....this is just the start of worse things to come......save your hard earned money because believe me soon you will need it.
noend

Ewa Beach, HI

#11 Oct 24, 2009
localite wrote:
How many times can Times lie and have local people fall for it? When Times acquired Star, the owner said "business as usual for employees and customers." Then I noted that one of the managers misspoke in the media and said they were acquiring "5 .. er, no, I mean 7 Star stores." No, folks, he really meant 5 because he knew all along they were selling two to CVS. Is this what Times calls "business as usual for employees and customers"? And how come a week ago when I talked to one of the employees, the person didn't even know if they would have jobs. You can't tell people whether they will be employed or not a week to 10 days out of closing? In my book that's called screwing people over for money ...
like how i said hold on to your hats....it will get much more uglier.......REAL SOON
OMGWTF

Honolulu, HI

#12 Oct 25, 2009
does that mean no more turning from beretania to king using the parking lot? shoots, i gotta go all the way to isenberg?

plus all the UH students now gotta walk to foodland at marketcity.
Dwain Sawh

San Antonio, TX

#13 Oct 25, 2009
it's sad more people are gonna loose their jobs. This was my favorite star market.
daysgoneby

Aiea, HI

#14 Oct 25, 2009
lived in moiliili for twenty years in the sixties and seventies. almost every store or shop from star market to kuhio school that i loved to visit are gone. moiliili grocery store, kuhio grill, university pharmacy, moilili mochi and candy, kalei's poi bowl, parks cafe, varsity bakery, micheal's liquor store, first hawaiian bank, varsity theatre, crack seed store where bubbies is now.....many more. only uyeda shoe store, kuni dry goods and fukuya deli still there. and now the mainstay of moiliili, star market going too. i still drive from the leeward side just to go to the garden shop there. of course don't forget chunkeys drive inn, bowl o drome, king's bakery and the old termite palace. whole neighborhood not the same as i remember them good old days...and no forget wigwam which only makules going remember...
Mike

United States

#15 Oct 25, 2009
Why pay $2.00 a pound for papaya at Star Market when Chinatown sells them for $0.59 a pound?
Mike

United States

#16 Oct 25, 2009
What other grocery stores can compete with Costco and Sam's Club on price?
Poi

San Francisco, CA

#17 Oct 25, 2009
daysgoneby wrote:
lived in moiliili for twenty years in the sixties and seventies. almost every store or shop from star market to kuhio school that i loved to visit are gone. moiliili grocery store, kuhio grill, university pharmacy, moilili mochi and candy, kalei's poi bowl, parks cafe, varsity bakery, micheal's liquor store, first hawaiian bank, varsity theatre, crack seed store where bubbies is now.....many more. only uyeda shoe store, kuni dry goods and fukuya deli still there. and now the mainstay of moiliili, star market going too. i still drive from the leeward side just to go to the garden shop there. of course don't forget chunkeys drive inn, bowl o drome, king's bakery and the old termite palace. whole neighborhood not the same as i remember them good old days...and no forget wigwam which only makules going remember...
Ah, the death of statehood Hawaii.

I say good riddance.
What happened

Chicago, IL

#18 Oct 25, 2009
daysgoneby wrote:
lived in moiliili for twenty years in the sixties and seventies. almost every store or shop from star market to kuhio school that i loved to visit are gone. moiliili grocery store, kuhio grill, university pharmacy, moilili mochi and candy, kalei's poi bowl, parks cafe, varsity bakery, micheal's liquor store, first hawaiian bank, varsity theatre, crack seed store where bubbies is now.....many more. only uyeda shoe store, kuni dry goods and fukuya deli still there. and now the mainstay of moiliili, star market going too. i still drive from the leeward side just to go to the garden shop there. of course don't forget chunkeys drive inn, bowl o drome, king's bakery and the old termite palace. whole neighborhood not the same as i remember them good old days...and no forget wigwam which only makules going remember...
Brudda you brought back many memories. Chunkies drive Inn across from the termite palace was my place to go grind. They had Pot roast plate lunch that broke da mouth. Man that area has really changed. You really didn't have to go far to bowl,eat,shop, or even go to the movies. I love reading about eras of areas that have slipped away. Thanks for reminding.
alice

United States

#19 Oct 25, 2009
Hawaii economy in decline
the thai kid

Bangkok, Thailand

#20 Oct 25, 2009
poor economy people lose jobs blame president bush and governor lingle for this economy ...maybe we should furlough her job as governor....

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