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Monday, March 12, 2001

It's about time
Photographs often are the best way to show dramatic changes in Hawaii, providing an easy update on landmarks, persons and events. At other times, however, photos showing minimal changes during the years remind us that the more things change, the more they remain the same. Look for examples of big and little changes every Monday in "It's about time," which will inform, update and prod a few memories.

By Craig T. Kojima, Star-Bulletin
The Star-Bulletin's new digs at Restaurant Row are
trumpeted to the public by building management.

Star-Bulletin to move
to new headquarters

The Star-Bulletin, the oldest daily newspaper in Hawaii still alive today, faced demise after 117 years in October 1999 when owner Liberty Newspapers Limited Partnership announced it was shutting the paper down.

However, after a massive show of support by the community and legal challenges by the state and a group of supporters, the paper was put up for sale and bought last year by Canadian publisher David Black. It also has a new home.

By Craig T. Kojima, Star-Bulletin
The fifth floor at the new Restaurant Row offices
houses sales staff and sister publication Mid Week.

The "new" Star-Bulletin moves into its headquarters at Waterfront Plaza's Restaurant Row on Wednesday after 38 years at the Hawaii Newspaper Agency building on Kapiolani Boulevard.

In fact, the 38th anniversary of residency at 605 Kapiolani was Saturday. Before that, the Star-Bulletin had been at 125 Merchant St. since 1916.

The Star-Bulletin celebrated its 119th birthday on Feb. 1. The Star-Bulletin's editorial staff will be at 500 Ala Moana, Tower Seven, Room 210, while business operations for it and new sister publication MidWeek will be on the fifth floor of the building.

By Terry Luke, Star-Bulletin
The Restaurant Row area could have been called
"Warehouse Row" in 1974, when the "new" federal
building was being built.

By Dean Sensui, Star-Bulletin
This is a view of the actual construction of
Waterfront Plaza/Restaurant Row in 1986.

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