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Disturbing Rumor....could Minnie's be closing?
tikicleen
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From: ripon: almond capital yet no orgeat
Posted: 2016-03-21 10:22 am   Permalink

I just heard from a colleague that Minnie's is being sold to.........(good god it pains me to write this) WALGREENS.

Can anyone verify?
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AceExplorer
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2016-03-21 12:43 pm   Permalink

That would be a bummer. For Minnie's, the Stockton location is defunct, so you could ask over in the Modesto thread, and then close this thread.

Minnie's in Modesto: [url]http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=4974[url]



 
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Kanu
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From: Michigan
Posted: 2016-03-21 12:49 pm   Permalink

I wonder how many Walgreens exist on the graves of old tiki haunts...

Kahiki was the first one that came to mind:
http://tinyurl.com/kahiki

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tikicleen
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From: ripon: almond capital yet no orgeat
Posted: 2016-03-21 3:19 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2016-03-21 12:49, Kanu wrote:
I wonder how many Walgreens exist on the graves of old tiki haunts...

Kahiki was the first one that came to mind:
http://tinyurl.com/kahiki




precisely. when I heard this information this morning, I literally dropped all of the papers I was holding. I mean, it's one thing if Stuart if finally pulling up anchor and selling the business especially with the sad and untimely passing of his brother Peter a little over 2 years ago. peter was truly the face of the place. but the possibility that it is being sold to WALGREENS??? makes me shake my fists in the air after watching the demise of the kahiki. it is a complete wtf.

so please, if anyone can set me straight on this completely bizarre news/rumor, please do so. I sent a message into Minnie's already to see if I can contact stuart.

I am a bit skeptical since seeing that they painted the entire place within the past year or so, and upgraded the appearance overall (fresh carvings and such).
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2016-03-22 08:37 am   Permalink

I sure hope that the rumor is wrong-Minnies is a Gem.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-03-26 07:42 am   Permalink

We passed by Minnie's a week ago and it was still open. The old original tikis had been disintegrating and were now replaced with new copies. Jungle Trader did you do them? Do you know what's happening? Wendy


PS we found this match book (on the right) in Oakdale, CA yesterday. We can't tell if it is older or newer than the one on the right.











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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2017-03-26 4:39 pm   Permalink

I certainly hope that is a rumor. I can't get down there much but everytime Ive been have had wonderful food and cocktails. STAY TIKI!!!
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JenTiki
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Posted: 2017-03-27 10:47 am   Permalink

TikiCleen, do you have contact info for Vic? I would think he's the likeliest person here to know what's going on.

 
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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 30 days ago; 1:31 pm   Permalink

Stuart has been trying to sell for years. Nothing has ever transpired, probably because he is asking too much. and yes Wendy, I carved the new tikis. At the time Cleen posted this I believe that CVS Pharmacy was interested and of course the locals were freaking out hoping it would fall thru. Then Steve, Diane's husband was in the running, and that fell also. Come on let's sing together, "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to, cry if I want to, cry if I want to, you would cry too if it happened tooooo youu!"

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