Mayor ‘not happy’ about Coco Palms

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island file photo

    Coco Palms is seen from its main entry driveway showing the pedestrian bridge that linked guest rooms with retail shops in this 2016 photo.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island file photo

    Asbestos removal is conducted at buildings in the former Coco Palms Resort in Wailua in this file photo.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island file photo

    What once was the stately Coco Palms Resort across Kuhio Highway from Wailua Beach is now a shell awaiting final demolition before a planned rebuild, as seen in this December 2017 photo.

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    County Councilmember Derek Kawakami

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    County Council Chair Mel Rapozo

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    Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.

  • Courtesy Urban Pacific Communications

    Tyler Greene

WAILUA — The ongoing melodrama about the future of the former Coco Palms Resort property in Wailua took a new turn last week when Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. gave a one-word answer to a question during an interview.

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