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Target puts a bull's-eye on Don Quijote locale - Hawaii Business

There are 80 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Oct 17, 2009, titled Target puts a bull's-eye on Don Quijote locale - Hawaii Business. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Target Stores of Minneapolis has set its sights on the seven-acre site now leased to Don Quijote in Kailua.

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Me in Kailua

Honolulu, HI

#61 Jan 13, 2010
Kimo wrote:
Really, anything would be better than "Don Quijote!" HOORAY FOR TARGET!
Send those plastic pushing niponese and their varietal rubberezed merchandise back to Japan, together with their "made in China," by starving minors and enslaved women, crapola back to Niponland... Good grief I've never seen so much junk and inferior merchandise under one roof before... Good ridance to bad rubish!
Really Kimo..........You make it sound like only DonQi has mad in china.........Wrong dude even Target has Made in China Stuff, it's just more expensive at Target than at DonQi.
alice

United States

#62 Jan 13, 2010
I like Target..more big boxes the better out here

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HAKA you

Honolulu, HI

#63 Jan 14, 2010
Kimo wrote:
Really, anything would be better than "Don Quijote!" HOORAY FOR TARGET!
Send those plastic pushing niponese and their varietal rubberezed merchandise back to Japan, together with their "made in China," by starving minors and enslaved women, crapola back to Niponland... Good grief I've never seen so much junk and inferior merchandise under one roof before... Good ridance to bad rubish!
Talk about a fake foreign product. You are that with your fake Hawaiian name KIMO. Targets crap has CHINA labels on its merchandise, what no can read?
alice

United States

#64 Jan 14, 2010
Target is ok. China owns Hawaii already

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noway

Pearl City, HI

#65 Jan 17, 2010
OMG I couldn't imagine not leaving the windward side for something other than Groceries! I just love having 15 grocery stores in a 3 mile radius and not having one place to buy anything other than food!
Realist

Waianae, HI

#66 Jan 17, 2010
Kailua Boy wrote:
Hey Lord, I hope you are not calling me a loser because I was born in Kailua 55 years ago too.
The town I grew up in was a cool place. I remember little town carnivals, visiting Elsie at Kalapawai Market, riding the pony in front of wigwam, and a little hometown feeling.
Today my town seems to be filled with unhappy transplants who are rude and unfriendly. The entire atmosphere has changed. I really feel that I have the right to say "go home and take Target with you" and leave me, and my Kailua alone.
Sorry about your bowling alley and drive-in. Maybe after your dad comes home and slaps your mom about a bit he won't wanna kiss and make up by taking youse guys in the Rambler wagen on over to the all night movie show anymore.
Pop your own corn, bring your own Kool-Aid, and be free.

I'll sneak you into the back of the wagon and bring an extra double sized sleeping bag for the both of us. Make sure to tell your moms.

Now...onto the song!!!!!!

State Fair lyrics

Artist: Rodgers And Hammerstein
Album: other songs
Buy other songs CD
Lyrics: State Fair

Our State Fair is a great state fair
Don't Miss it don't even be late
(our state fair is great)
It's dollars to doughnuts at our state fair
It's the best state fair in the state

-chants-

OUR STATE FAIR IS A GREAT STATE FAIR IS A GREAT IS A GREAT IS A GREAT STATE FAIR HEY!!

Our State Fair is a great state fair
Don't Miss it don't even be late
(state fair is great)
It's dollars to doughnuts at our state fair
It's the best state fair.. in our state
Good Luck

Jacksonville, FL

#67 Jan 21, 2010
Target is a great store. I love the products and though they look similar to the walmarts, kmarts, wallgreens, don quixotes, etc... they do provide different products ... sort of like costco vs sams. I do think that kailua may lose the oriental mart products that tailor to those who like the dried seaweed, japanese snacks, local clothing wear and local vegetables. However, i don't see very many orientals in kailua so target may be a good addition. We have all seen the computer lands, computer cities, compusas, circuit cities, come and go.. with best buy now cornering the market. Death to the old on to the new fads always seem to happen. Remember Gems, Kilgos, Holiday Marts, etc.. at some point or another they die.. and another company comes in.. replaces them.. and offer local products again. If you love the store... support it by shopping there.. instead of trying to find the cheapest price. Unfortunately... loyalty is to myself.. and I will have to live with Don Quixote going... if I want to extend my earnings in this tight hawaii market. Good news is.... people still make the yoyo, hula hoops, airplane gliders, frisbees... so fads to cycle.
Me in Kailua

Honolulu, HI

#68 Jan 21, 2010
Good Luck wrote:
Target is a great store. I love the products and though they look similar to the walmarts, kmarts, wallgreens, don quixotes, etc... they do provide different products ... sort of like costco vs sams. I do think that kailua may lose the oriental mart products that tailor to those who like the dried seaweed, japanese snacks, local clothing wear and local vegetables. However, i don't see very many orientals in kailua so target may be a good addition. We have all seen the computer lands, computer cities, compusas, circuit cities, come and go.. with best buy now cornering the market. Death to the old on to the new fads always seem to happen. Remember Gems, Kilgos, Holiday Marts, etc.. at some point or another they die.. and another company comes in.. replaces them.. and offer local products again. If you love the store... support it by shopping there.. instead of trying to find the cheapest price. Unfortunately... loyalty is to myself.. and I will have to live with Don Quixote going... if I want to extend my earnings in this tight hawaii market. Good news is.... people still make the yoyo, hula hoops, airplane gliders, frisbees... so fads to cycle.
That is so true to fad. Daiei was still Daiei but changed it's name to Holiday Mart to try to locallize it. It worked. Then they brought back the tradition of the name Daiei. Don Quijote bought it from Daiei. And that is when the problems started. I got to agree that maybe if DonQi spent the renovation money the right way or distributed the money evenly amongst the 4 stores that the Kailua store may have had a chance. It is sad to see changes. But then again the building housing Brents and GoodWill will also be torn down and built anew. There seems to be a lot of changes going on in Kailua. I heard thru the grapevine that a Whole Food will also be popping up is Kailua. They are expensive and may help boost the sales for Down to Earth! Whole Foods belongs in Hawaii Kai..........
Me in Kailua

Honolulu, HI

#69 Jan 21, 2010
TJC wrote:
Target cannot compare to Don Quijote. This would suck! Next Longs will have competition from mainland stores like Walgr...oh never mind, we are screwed. Glad 99 Ranch market is still....oh never mind. At least we still have Times Super...oops. If L&L is runn oft by Sonic Burgers, I am out of here!
Hate to tell you the bad news but Longs was bought out by a bigger company too. They were bought out by CVS. They still carry the name Longs because the name is like a brand. People shop at Longs because it is what it is. Back in the day Longs was owned by Rexall Drugs. Like Holiday Mart was owned by Daiei.
Silly

Kailua, HI

#71 Feb 22, 2010
To the comment @ the "Kailua Old Farts", it is the same oldie creeps that forget that this is a free country and just live in the past. Kailua is better, nicer, profitable, and more exciting than it ever has been. Too bad someone always want to knock down business people who want to make a living and God forbid create jobs for others including the poor. You can't lift up the poor by knocking down the rich all the time. Let's let slummy businesses and dirty restarants, cheap sidewalks, stickers all over the street signs and crappy public school buildings be the order of the day, oh and I forgot @ some of the progressive neighborhood board members. Oh and then we have those complainers who don't want to welcome the tourists who bring our food to the table. They are the same people who ran the Castle family out of town.
They are trying to do what is right by fixing up their rental property. Don Q. store is the ugliest thing going and I'm glad to see it go. Kaneohe Ranch takes good care of it's tenants and will find spaces for the other businesses to go to. They also have a business to run which employes people. Ease off Cynthia T. for creating your facebook blog and for tearing down everything that is nice about Kailua including minding your own business.
joan oconnell

Honolulu, HI

#72 Mar 16, 2010
Please don't bring Target to Kailua. They are fine on the mainland,but not here in Hawaii. Their prices are even higher than Safeway, Foodland,Times and Don Quijote.
At Don Quijote you can buy unique items, ethnic items and if you need (for example)a cheap pack of safety pins or some very reasonably priced produce,
that's the place to go. They also have Senior Discount Tuesday. They have a marked down produce rack which is really great.Real bargains. The Seniors need a place to shop that is easily accessible and lower in price than the other stores. So what if it doesn't look new and pretty? At least we don't have to pay higher prices so that the other stores can keep their stores ice-cold. Kailua does not need big box stores. Target, Whole foods etc. Kailua should remain as it is.
Crazy is as crazy does

Honolulu, HI

#73 Mar 16, 2010
joan oconnell wrote:
Please don't bring Target to Kailua. They are fine on the mainland,but not here in Hawaii. Their prices are even higher than Safeway, Foodland,Times and Don Quijote.
At Don Quijote you can buy unique items, ethnic items and if you need (for example)a cheap pack of safety pins or some very reasonably priced produce,
that's the place to go. They also have Senior Discount Tuesday. They have a marked down produce rack which is really great.Real bargains. The Seniors need a place to shop that is easily accessible and lower in price than the other stores. So what if it doesn't look new and pretty? At least we don't have to pay higher prices so that the other stores can keep their stores ice-cold. Kailua does not need big box stores. Target, Whole foods etc. Kailua should remain as it is.
Don Quijote's is a rip off. Plain and simple. Only fools shop there or those that can't commute any further then a few blocks to shop and are stuck with there ridiculous prices. The service sucks and the prices outrageous. To think any differently is just not shopping around and being a gullible consumer.
alice

Kahului, HI

#74 Mar 16, 2010
Good Luck wrote:
Target is a great store. I love the products and though they look similar to the walmarts, kmarts, wallgreens, don quixotes, etc... they do provide different products ... sort of like costco vs sams. I do think that kailua may lose the oriental mart products that tailor to those who like the dried seaweed, japanese snacks, local clothing wear and local vegetables. However, i don't see very many orientals in kailua so target may be a good addition. We have all seen the computer lands, computer cities, compusas, circuit cities, come and go.. with best buy now cornering the market. Death to the old on to the new fads always seem to happen. Remember Gems, Kilgos, Holiday Marts, etc.. at some point or another they die.. and another company comes in.. replaces them.. and offer local products again. If you love the store... support it by shopping there.. instead of trying to find the cheapest price. Unfortunately... loyalty is to myself.. and I will have to live with Don Quixote going... if I want to extend my earnings in this tight hawaii market. Good news is.... people still make the yoyo, hula hoops, airplane gliders, frisbees... so fads to cycle.
I agree..and Target treats their workers better I hear
Ronald McDonald

Montréal, Canada

#75 Mar 16, 2010
Y-A-W-N, its the burger flipper.
HAWAII UFC

Honolulu, HI

#76 Mar 18, 2010
Don Qui. has a lot of the little stuff that Target does not and will not have.

http://www.hawaiiufc.com
kai34

San Diego, CA

#81 Jun 16, 2010
Good Luck wrote:
Target is a great store. I love the products and though they look similar to the walmarts, kmarts, wallgreens, don quixotes, etc... they do provide different products ... sort of like costco vs sams. I do think that kailua may lose the oriental mart products that tailor to those who like the dried seaweed, japanese snacks, local clothing wear and local vegetables. However, i don't see very many orientals in kailua so target may be a good addition. We have all seen the computer lands, computer cities, compusas, circuit cities, come and go.. with best buy now cornering the market. Death to the old on to the new fads always seem to happen. Remember Gems, Kilgos, Holiday Marts, etc.. at some point or another they die.. and another company comes in.. replaces them.. and offer local products again. If you love the store... support it by shopping there.. instead of trying to find the cheapest price. Unfortunately... loyalty is to myself.. and I will have to live with Don Quixote going... if I want to extend my earnings in this tight hawaii market. Good news is.... people still make the yoyo, hula hoops, airplane gliders, frisbees... so fads to cycle.
I can tell u one dumb white haole who only cares about the progress
kai34

San Diego, CA

#82 Jun 16, 2010
Crazy is as crazy does wrote:
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Don Quijote's is a rip off. Plain and simple. Only fools shop there or those that can't commute any further then a few blocks to shop and are stuck with there ridiculous prices. The service sucks and the prices outrageous. To think any differently is just not shopping around and being a gullible consumer.
then go shop at walmart to get your haole products for your dumb haole as
better lookin store now

Santa Ana, CA

#83 Jun 14, 2011
hated that parking lot...UGLY! that was the worst part of Kailua...now it will be better. Yeah, progress is better compared to old, decrepit and ugly. All the other upgrades in Kailua look really nice...and this will top it off.

some people need to figure it all out. while your at it, paint you house.
Progress

Kailua, HI

#84 Jul 15, 2011
kanehi wrote:
Target though is a nice store lacks that 'local' appeal. Target in the mainland and here is totally different. The quality of clothing material is much better in the mainland while our stores are stocked much like K-Mart and Wal-Mart and priced a bit more higher and even military families noticed this. Daiei and DQ feels more like 'home'. Where else can you find knick knacks that caters to locals?
ITs funny th
Progress

Kailua, HI

#85 Jul 15, 2011
its funny, the protesters represent everything they are protesting against (target).
from the mainland.. check
comes with their own culture unwilling to change... check
outward and self centered... check..

the list goes on andon

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