The Islandwide Beautification Taskforce in conjunction with the Department of Public Works, Guam Visitors Bureau and Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association have been working diligently to minimize the existence of these abandoned buildings by trying to restore these properties to productive use or by demolishing them.
For the two years the Abandoned Building Initiative has targeted the following three buildings: Old Hong Kong Restaurant Building, Marianas Trench Building and the Old Western Gun Club. As of today, the Old Hong Kong Restaurant on Route 1 in Tamuning, has been purchased. The building is fenced off temporarily until it is scheduled for demolition. A walk through by DPW was completed at The Old Western Gun at San Vitores Road in Tumon. The DPW inspection report recommends that the building be demolished. DPW is in the process of working together with the landowners and tenant –closure of the issue will soon occur. The Marianas Trench Building in Tamuning has already be demolished.