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Parking Spots Become Dining Spots in Honolulu

Friends having dinner. Top view of four people having dinner together while sitting at the rustic wooden table

When Honolulu residents dine out they can now enjoy some colorful new parklets—parking spots turned into decks with seating for outdoor diners—in the Kaimuki neighborhood.

AARP contributed $5,000, joining other donors to support Better Block Hawaii, a community nonprofit, in creating the parklets. Decorated by local artists and constructed with recycled materials, they are designed to attract patrons to local businesses hurt by the pandemic-induced downturn.

Better Block Hawaii plans to create parklets in other Honolulu neighborhoods. For more information, go to

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