We were devastated last summer when owners Paké Zane and Julie Lauster lost their lease and were forced to close the store after 25 years at the same Kapiolani Blvd location.
It was one of those magic spots where you literally never knew what you might find among the thousands of cultural artifacts. Here’s how Frommer’s described the old place.
This narrow shop is chockablock with the passionate collections of several vendors under one roof. With its expanded assortment of Old Hawaii artifacts and surfing and hula memorabilia, it’s a sure winner for eclectic tastes. The showcases include estate jewelry, antique silver, Hawaiian bottles, collectible toys, pottery, cameras, Depression glass, linens, plantation photos and ephemera, and a wide selection of nostalgic items from Hawaii and across America. At the rear is a small, attractive selection of Soiree clothing, made by Julie Lauster out of antique kimonos and obis.
Now Antique Alley is set to reopen at a new location in the heart of Kakaako. Doors open the weekend of March 21-23.
Mark your calendars!
Here’s their notice.