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The lease is up for Aoki's Shave Ice; business to close in May

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HALEIWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Aoki's Shave Ice, a local favorite as well as a well-known tourist destination, has been given written notice to vacate the premises by Friday, May 31, 2013.

Kamehameha Schools, the state's largest private landowner, notified the owners of Aoki's Shave Ice and 'Iwa Gallery that their lease will be up on the last day of May this year.

The business has been in Haleiwa since 1981 and will be 10 days short of their anniversary by the time they close their doors at the end of May.

The building in Haleiwa that Aoki's Shave Ice has operated in for more than 30 years is over 90 years old. Kamehameha Schools says both Aoki's and the 'Iwa Gallery building next door are too dilapidated to be repaired.

Landowners plan to demolish the building and redevelop the area.

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