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Obie
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USA
3723 Posts

Posted - 03/25/2018 :  22:16:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can we do anything more to destroy the local economy ??

http://bigislandnow.com/2018/03/25/county-orders-hilo-farmers-market-to-take-down-tents/

Edited by - Obie on 03/27/2018 07:23:23

Mimosa
Punatic

USA
1194 Posts

Posted - 03/25/2018 :  23:05:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The owner had 20 years to put in improvements such as a concrete slab and fire retardant roofing and did nothing.
There is the old Food Fair farmers market on the weekends and on Railroad on weekends a Hawaiian Homes Farmers market .
To bad right before MM but maybe now a GoFundme will be set up to help make it better than before.The vendors can still set up with their own portable tarps .
There is also Maku'u market and H.A. Saturday market and Cooper Center market on the week ends .
The Kona Farmers market is in far worse condition .
We also think that the owner of the Hilo Farmers market might be building a permanent several story building much like the S.Hata Building .
Thanks Harry K.
Billy would never do such a dastardly deed .
It is turning into a Cali / NY / Honoruru state of affairs .
Mrs.Mimosa
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MarkD
Punatic

1171 Posts

Posted - 03/25/2018 :  23:46:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hard to believe it's true. If so, sorry to be blunt, but these public officials are A-holes. JMO.
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punaticbychoice
Punatic

1187 Posts

Posted - 03/26/2018 :  01:41:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe one of "the Boys" wants the prime location?

Edited by - punaticbychoice on 03/26/2018 08:08:05
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leilanidude
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USA
3645 Posts

Posted - 03/26/2018 :  03:51:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So the tent that the owner of the market has provided is dangerous (fire hazard) but individual vendors can bring their own tents/tarps and that is OK?

WTF is wrong with this mayor, fire department and county, overall?
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randomq
Punatic

USA
1762 Posts

Posted - 03/26/2018 :  06:47:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I thought the third-world look of the Hilo farmer's market was part of the appeal for tourists!
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Mac2017
Da Kine

USA
167 Posts

Posted - 03/26/2018 :  06:47:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, this is just messed up in so many ways. Everything from the history to the practicality of the market.

So many other things that need to be addressed and this is what they choose?



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HereOnThePrimalEdge
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South Sandwich Islands
8305 Posts

Posted - 03/26/2018 :  07:32:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some years ago (maybe 10?), they were handing our color brochures with an architecturally designed building for the new Hilo Farmers Market at the present site. I believe it was 2 stories high and may have had an open air area on the first floor with shops and offices on the second floor.

It was a beautiful design. What ever happened to it? The economy was only in a dip from 2008-2011, it's been booming ever since.

If you want to combine the dual pleasures of insanity and social acceptance, religion is your only choice. - Last Aphorisms
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kalakoa
Motormouth

12429 Posts

Posted - 03/26/2018 :  08:00:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The owner had 20 years to put in improvements such as a concrete slab and fire retardant roofing

Funny, Maku'u was only required to install "fire-retardant roofing" over the food vendors with open flame, which the Hilo market vendors didn't have.

A permanent building would be nice, but the vendors probably wouldn't be able to afford space therein. Maybe we can get one of those mini "neighborhood" Walmart, or perhaps an overpriced wine bar?
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Kamaaina

718 Posts

Posted - 03/26/2018 :  08:38:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The market owner would still like to process its permits for tenants and a permanent roof.

What about the gravel floor? As I recall, the Maku'u Market was formerly located in a huge greenhouse building in Pahoa. Great place with a solid roof and grave floor. The place was completely overgrown, then cleaned up real nice and turned into a great farmer's market. Then it was determined that they couldn't have a farmer's market under a solid roof without a concrete floor, so they packed up and moved to the present location. The greenhouse is completely overgrown again, but Maku'u Market is allowed to continue with the tarps and gravel floor. A step backwards, imo. Apparently the standards are different in Hilo? Nice pictures, the place has gone from a very colorful and productive attraction to a...just plain ugly and useless site. Way to go Harry.

So many other things that need to be addressed and this is what they choose?

Uh huh.

Edited by - My 2 cents on 03/26/2018 08:41:37
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kalakoa
Motormouth

12429 Posts

Posted - 03/26/2018 :  08:56:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maku'u Market is allowed to continue with the tarps and gravel floor

MFM is theoretically Federal, though it does cede to DoH.
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HereOnThePrimalEdge
Punatic

South Sandwich Islands
8305 Posts

Posted - 03/26/2018 :  09:36:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
perhaps an overpriced wine bar?

Business opportunity for former mayors:
Overpriced hostess bar.

If you want to combine the dual pleasures of insanity and social acceptance, religion is your only choice. - Last Aphorisms
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Seeb
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2017 Posts

Posted - 03/26/2018 :  10:15:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kalakoa

Maku'u Market is allowed to continue with the tarps and gravel floor

MFM is theoretically Federal, though it does cede to DoH.



Maku’u Market is subject to county law.
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kalakoa
Motormouth

12429 Posts

Posted - 03/26/2018 :  10:25:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maku'u Market is subject to county law.

So they will also have to remove their tarps?

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punaticbychoice
Punatic

1187 Posts

Posted - 03/26/2018 :  10:42:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
kalakoa @ 08:00:42 03/26/2018-
Yes, like that.
HOTPE @ 09:36:21 03/26/2018-
I'm wondering if that isn't -
Hm, upgrade access from ITO and for cruise passengers,
hostess bars- a few other delights? Some really sleazy
opportunities.....yes indeed..........
Maybe there is a state legislator.........
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kalakoa
Motormouth

12429 Posts

Posted - 03/26/2018 :  11:10:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
upgrade access from ITO and for cruise passengers

Perhaps something like this?

http://hilobayfronttrails.org/hilo-bayfront-trails-construction-underway/

Now the tourists can walk to the ... vacant lot.
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