Metal shed in Hawaii shuts down

The metal shed in Honolulu’s Makiki neighborhood will shut down Friday, with no new construction to report.

The building, which has been open since the early 2000s, is scheduled to reopen by the end of the week.

The shed has been a source of frustration for locals and businesses who have been working to keep it going.

“This was an old shed and it’s very old, and it needs to be cleaned up, repaired and reused,” said Aloha Street’s Matt Tinsley, who helped start the Makiki Community Council.

“I think that it was time to just let it go.”

A new plan to renovate the shed to use recycled material is under consideration, and Tinsly hopes it can reopen by Thanksgiving.