Twenty years after the Coco Palms resort was destroyed by Hurricane Iniki, local investors have stepped up to buy and renovate the Wailua resort.
Immediately after getting their demolition permit this week, crews are already clearing the overgrown brush and trees which have taken over the resort.
Reconstruction is set to begin in 2014.
The Coco Palms was made famous by the 1961 Elvis Presley movie "Blue Hawaii."
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