Field Guide: 12th Avenue

A cozy little neighborhood where the mom-and-pop shops are as diverse as they are unique.


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Photo: David Croxford


Sconees Bakery

The rich, flaky pastry goodness of the bakery in the former Liberty House lives on in the form of Sconees Bakery. “Most of the recipes here I bought from Liberty House,” says Gary Chong, the remaining partner and owner of the Kaimuki bakery established in 1999.  “We are famous for our scones, especially the apple and blueberry ones,” says Chong. “We sell about 500 to 700 a day.” 1117 12th Ave., 734-4024.


Movie Museum

If anyone knows about movies it’s Dwight Damon, co-owner of Movie Museum. “I wasted my youth watching films, but I turned it into a career.” Not your typical movie theater, the Movie Museum, is a 19-seat theater with maroon leather recliners. Damon schedules a lot of foreign, classic and indie films. “We consider ourselves a year-round film festival.” Members can also rent any of the 16,000 videos or DVDs for eight days for $3. 3566 Harding Ave., Suite 4, 735-8771.

Photo: David Croxford

Prosperity Corner

Still haven’t found your true love? Need a promotion? B.J. Colbert has just the solution for you. The owner of Prosperity Corner makes her own spell candles. “They are hand poured for specific purposes, such as love, money or protection,” says manager Amy Sumida. The store also carries crystals, essential oils, tarot cards, wands, unique jewelry and more. This month the store is moving to 1126 12th Ave. 732-8870. 




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