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Mainland chains close isle locations - Business

There are 27 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jan 13, 2009, titled Mainland chains close isle locations - Business. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Several shops have closed around Hawaii as sales numbers from the holiday season are tallied.

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Stphany Sofos

Wailuku, HI

#21 Jan 28, 2009
You can me a hack and give the fat old broad a break...how proud your Mother must be to see how you write about someone you don't even know...I have been in the real estate business for over 30 years...I have been part of retail developments, leasing, and management...

I have NEVER seen retailers roll over this fast; and I have been in 3 past recessions...I was and am surprised at the speed of these closures...especially with the information THEY presented a month before the closing...

Before you shoot your mouth off again...learn about the entire situation...now who is the hack...you owe me an apology...
Cat Manapua wrote:
"Retail analyst Stephany Sofos said she was surprised by the closings."
They call on this hack every time they need a quote. She doesn't do anything and has no real job other than providing quotes. What we used to call:
"A very keen observer of obvious stuff."
Give the fat old broad a break.
kimo

Honolulu, HI

#22 Feb 2, 2009
Thats the other "Kimo". Not me. but i gotta tellya. I am not at all surprised the shuttering of businesses. The ubiquitous starbux and jamba juice. that was a long time coming. KB toys!? Surprised they lasted even this long.
"If you're seeing closures, it probably is indicative that sales were down at the locations, That is a pithy observation Ms. Sofos. But try to get the journalist to print your other quotables. We know you offered more than ones that have us readers responding with: "uh, yea?! So?!"
I have never been one to be so greedily optimistic as all the developers and corporate stores, assuming the wanton indiscriminate spending will continue and even rise. It's a settling now. a reverting back to where we actually should be; not so focusses on the mainland consumeristic mentality that creeps across these islands like a cancer..
isleboi

Houston, TX

#24 Feb 2, 2009
alice wrote:
Businesses are closing faster now and the worst is yet to come. None of the local businbess or poltiical folks know the time of day.
That seems to be a national trend Alice. In fact, its a worldwide trend. The G8 nations are falling apart financially. I would suggest you begin reading national and world news to get a broader picture of the problems facing every state, every country.

Since: Nov 08

Anchorage, AK

#25 Feb 2, 2009
alice wrote:
true..cat is rigfht. In fact the CEO was fired on the mainalnd for fraud! Too bad the old company Victoria Ward sold out to growth.
Hopefully he was fired for tax fraud. Then he will be qualified for an appointment to Obama's cabinet!
leeward lolo

Elgin, IL

#26 Feb 2, 2009
visitor wrote:
All this and tourism is down. Wow. We are annual tourist who come for several months each year, but because of the economy and conditions in Oahu, we will vacation on the mainland now. WE decided that we have had enough of the homeless problems, over priced restaurants, etc. We remember with fondness, a much less commercialized Oahu. We had so much more relaxation without all the Tiffany type stores. I mean, really, who really goes shopping there? We didn't see any tourists going in there. How about the high level floors at Ala Moana. My goodness, handbags in glass drawer that cost 1,000 and more! Hawaii will always hold a special place in our hearts, but it is now a memory of better times...when old Hawaii still lived. You should have been there..you could sip on Mai Thais, and hear the waves..not the traffic..just a light little tinkling of wonderful hawaiian music. It was wonderful.
But you are missing the wonderful progress of the beautiful second city. Tract houses and traffic jammed together as far as you can see.

Now even the hillsides have the un-hindered views of these cookie cutter mansions, not enough land left for landscaping to block the view. Horrible planning.

Try micronesia, I see their full page ads in travel books, all their undesirables are now here on welfare.
leeward lolo

Elgin, IL

#27 Feb 2, 2009
HayninAk wrote:
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Hopefully he was fired for tax fraud. Then he will be qualified for an appointment to Obama's cabinet!
The anointed one said "I feel shame." as he was encircled by the millionaire, billionaire staff he recently hired. Oops, forgot the one known tax evader.

Since: Nov 08

Anchorage, AK

#28 Feb 2, 2009
leeward lolo wrote:
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The anointed one said "I feel shame." as he was encircled by the millionaire, billionaire staff he recently hired. Oops, forgot the one known tax evader.
He's working hard to hire another tax evader as we speak.

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