- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 11, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) - The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is moving forward with plans to demolish the Fisherman’s Wharf building in Honolulu over the objections of some who want it preserved.

KHON-TV (https://bit.ly/1wPsNbC) reports the structure has become a safety concern. A 2012 inspection report listed structural, mechanical and electrical problems.

Chantal Weaver, whose father, Spence Weaver, once owned the building, has met with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and is hoping the agency will preserve it.

She says it’s an historic landmark building.

Bishop Museum historian DeSoto Brown says the site has probably been a restaurant since at least 1940, and possibly the late 1930’s, soon after Kewalo Basin was dredged and developed.

The OHA estimates it will cost $186,000 to demolish Fisherman’s Wharf. It has not set a date for demolishment.


Information from: KHON-TV, https://khon.com

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