Items at Jimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber in Waikiki to be auctioned off
Jimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber closed in February. A new restaurant is coming, but first you have a chance to take home a piece of history.
HONOLULU - Waikiki is losing an iconic restaurant to make way for something new. Jimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber closed last February. A new restaurant is coming, but first you have a chance to take home a piece of history.
The restaurant is being demolished but before it disappears you've got one last chance to find that lost shaker of salt.
Everything must go from this massive space to make way for a new owner with big ideas. Outrigger Enterprises Group VP Barbara Campbell says "We're really excited. Restaurateurs Chris Thibaut and Bill Terry are joining up with Maui Brewing Company to open the first Maui Brewing Company right here on Oahu."
Jimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber restaurant closed at the end of February. Campbell says it occupied a space with an illustrious past. "Prior to the restaurant that was here, this used to be the home for two show rooms. The first was the Blue Hawaii - featuring an Elvis impersonator here and then the famous Don Ho Show Room. Don performed here right up until his passing." And after Don Ho, KSSK's Perry & Price hosted their Saturday morning show here.
The new owners want everything out, which means attendees will have a chance to bid on everything... Including a life sized shark... a translucent wave...
even a flowing lava dance floor... You can have it all, if you have a place to put it.
Oahu Auctions, Alicia Brandt says of the life sized shark "Well i don't think it'll go into a home environment per se. But we've had interest from theme parks, one from Maui, another one here on Oahu, so it depends on who shows up and who wants it badly enough."
The auction is open to the public but all items have to be removed within a week so demolition can begin.
Campbell says the Outrigger is happy to be part of the ever changing face of Waikiki. "You know, Waikiki has undergone an huge transformation. Outrigger was really proud to have been part of the transformation in Waikiki on Lewers Street. You may remember what that was like 10 years ago. But you know, now it's convenient to come into Waikiki. There's lots of reasons: great restaurants, new entertainment, and i think parking has gotten easier too."
So this weekend it's out with the old and in with the new. It's those changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes, nothing remains quite the same.
If you are interested you can preview items beginning Saturday at 9 in the morning. The auction itself starts at 10.