Fisherman’s Wharf building in Honolulu closer to being demolished

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is planning to demolish the Fisherman's Wharf building in Honolulu, which is become an eyesore since the restaurant closed.

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is planning to demolish the Fisherman’s Wharf building in Honolulu, which is become an eyesore since the restaurant closed.

The iconic 67-year-old Fisherman’s Wharf building at Kewalo Basin in Honolulu is getting closer to being demolished.

The state Office of Hawaiian Affairs, which owns the shuttered restaurant building at 1011 Ala Moana Blvd., was recently issued a permit to demolish the 7,441-square-foot, two-story building, which has become an eyesore over the years.

OHA has contracted New York-based LVI Environmental Services Inc. to do the demolition work, which is estimated to cost about $186,000, the permit said.

The Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant has been closed since 2009. The owner of Pizza Bob’s in Haleiwa on Oahu’s North Shore once planned to open at the shuttered restaurant after winning a lease with the state for the space at the corner of Ala Moana Boulevard and Ward Avenue in 2010.

Then in 2012, the state of Hawaii and OHA officially reached a $200 million agreement to settle decades of disputes over ceded lands.

The land, which was conveyed to the state agency, includes about 25 acres in Kakaako Makai, including the Fisherman’s Wharf property.

In March, OHA sent out a request for proposals for the demolition of the Fisherman’s Wharf building.

An OHA spokesman on Monday told PBN there is no deadline to tear down the building.

Duane Shimogawa Reporter – Pacific Business News

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