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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Old Fut

Mililani, HI

#41 Oct 27, 2009
Whole Foods must be licking its chops. That would've been an awesome location for them, and it also would've killed off one of their main competitors, Down to Earth. I'm not saying I'd want that to happen - but from a business perspective, I'd think that would be a great location.

CVS seems like a waste of a good space there. They have Longs a couple blocks down, although I guess the parking situation there is less than ideal. But CVS? Maybe if they're the anchor with a bunch of smaller tenants, like some food places. A Starbucks/Jamba Juice combo would probably do well there.

Too bad they couldn't do something like an expanded Ward Farmer's Market there. You know the demographic in that area would love to have that. But I'm sure the costs wouldn't pan out, and there wouldn't be enough parking.

That whole area seems underutilized, especially given its proximity to UH. I suspect that we'll see major changes down the line with an eventual rail spur to UH. That location is prime already. Imagine it with a rail station right there.
Mike

United States

#42 Oct 27, 2009
Yes Poi, #17. Hawaii will soon be just another great city in America with no culture to show for.
Mike

United States

#43 Oct 27, 2009
It's the American way. Show me the money. Money talks.
wendell

United States

#44 Oct 27, 2009
Talofa wrote:
Ah yes....Chunky's Drive Inn. Remember going there after watching the Hawaii Islanders play at the ol' Honolulu Stadium. Not to forget stopping at Star Market on King St. before heading home. My favorite store though growing up was Star Super Market in Kalihi (Kam Shpg Ctr). So sad to see reminders of your childhood fade away.
Chunky's did have ono roast pork plate, lots of gravy and great mac salad. The teri beef and teri pork plates were pretty good too.

And, yes...the Islanders, and high school football in that termite palace. I remember watching a Punahou vs Kamehameha game in the early 60s. I vaguely recall Charley Wedemeyer playing in that game. Boy, he was good.
Poi

San Francisco, CA

#45 Oct 27, 2009
Mike wrote:
Yes Poi,#17. Hawaii will soon be just another great city in America with no culture to show for.
The only "Culture" that belongs in Hawaii is the Native Hawaiian culture. Every other culture is just another transient tourist passing through.

Moilili was a very Japanese area in the 1900s. But it wasn't that in the 1800s and I'm sure those of the 1800s felt the same loss you feel as the Japanese took over.

Easy come, easy go.

First the Japanese Center across the street was going broke.
Then they had to have a half-breed in charge.
Then they had to allow non-pure breeds in the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Now my question is will they tear down the Japanese religious symbol, the Torii Gate, which sits on PUBLIC lands at the triangle park the way that they tore down the Christian cross up at Camp Smith?

And what about AJA Baseball. Still using public lands with racist participation rules? The boy scouts have been kicked off of public property because they don't accept gays.

Or are some cultures okay to break US Constitutional Laws while others are not?
Avid Gardener

Honolulu, HI

#46 Oct 27, 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...
So sad not to be able to walk to the garden shop at Moiliili Star, where I could buy many plants to experiment with. There is no other store within walking distance that I can go to. Plus, I will miss the workers at Star. Especially the young man named Lance. If you read this, thank you for all of your help and good advice. I know you will be successful whereever you go, because you are so polite and kind to us senior citizens. Mahalo.
TheFilipinizatio nOfEwa

Honolulu, HI

#47 Oct 28, 2009
Bye, Ewa Star. I'll just buy my groceries and fish at Baldueza's in Ewa Beach, behind Bank of Hawaii near Dr. Alfonso Clinic
Native Born

Honolulu, HI

#48 Oct 28, 2009
Poi wrote:
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The only "Culture" that belongs in Hawaii is the Native Hawaiian culture. Every other culture is just another transient tourist passing through.
Moilili was a very Japanese area in the 1900s. But it wasn't that in the 1800s and I'm sure those of the 1800s felt the same loss you feel as the Japanese took over.
Easy come, easy go.
First the Japanese Center across the street was going broke.
Then they had to have a half-breed in charge.
Then they had to allow non-pure breeds in the Cherry Blossom Festival.
Now my question is will they tear down the Japanese religious symbol, the Torii Gate, which sits on PUBLIC lands at the triangle park the way that they tore down the Christian cross up at Camp Smith?
And what about AJA Baseball. Still using public lands with racist participation rules? The boy scouts have been kicked off of public property because they don't accept gays.
Or are some cultures okay to break US Constitutional Laws while others are not?
What Hawaiian culture? Oh, that one which the Marquesans and Tahitians brought to Hawaii when they first arrived on these empty islands?
Poi

Pleasanton, CA

#49 Oct 28, 2009
Native Born wrote:
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What Hawaiian culture? Oh, that one which the Marquesans and Tahitians brought to Hawaii when they first arrived on these empty islands?
What ever culture first arrived on Hawaiian Shores, it became Hawaiian. Not Marquesan. Not Tahitian.

By your arguement, Emperor Hirohito of Japan is just another black African jungle runner.

Let me know when you convince the Japanese in Japan that they are just black Africans who moved north to the emperor's islands. Then I'll buy your attempt to commit psychological genocide on the entire Hawaiian race.
Pat

Honolulu, HI

#50 Oct 28, 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...
Concerning the University area, am I the only one who remembers LUMS?

I can't believe that that location is now an upscale Japanese restaurant that is only open for dinner?

Is this just another case of "times change"?

Since: Jul 08

Kihei, HI

#51 Oct 28, 2009
UH students can walk to Safeway in Manoa Market Place.
LOL

Kihei, HI

#52 Oct 29, 2009
Pat wrote:
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Concerning the University area, am I the only one who remembers LUMS?
I can't believe that that location is now an upscale Japanese restaurant that is only open for dinner?
Is this just another case of "times change"?
I remember College Inn. I remember something that was Lums, but was pronounced Looms. Was that it?
kai

Honolulu, HI

#53 Oct 30, 2009
we"ll miss you Star Market, Moiliili. Boo Hoo.
DADDY LAU

AOL

#54 Oct 30, 2009
No worry!!!!!!!!
alice

United States

#55 Oct 30, 2009
i used to buy peaches here

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Honolulu, HI

#56 Oct 31, 2009
And the bank accounts of the big shots at the top including the Unions sit back and relax!
alice

United States

#57 Oct 31, 2009
I used to look for papayas here

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Carl

Monroe, WI

#58 Dec 14, 2010
Pat wrote:
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Concerning the University area, am I the only one who remembers LUMS?
I remember Lums. University and Dole. A regular restaurant. I think they specialized in hot dogs. Around 1974 it closed and became a rinky-dink chain fast food burger. One part was sit down and the other was a takeout window. I know because me roommates worked the takeout window for a while. I think a knew the manager too--its a long story. Lasted a few years and then became a Pizza Hut. And so it goes.
Anyone remember the Blue Goose? Gingerman's?

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