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Tiki Bar 2005 a Swanky project
Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2004-12-10 9:26 pm   Permalink

I am a bit of a perfectionist and I make lots of notes and bulleted lists, etc. Basically, I'll have documents that anyone could use to do the same sort of thing. I might be willing to share. I am working through the business plan and getting the financials all together and making a list of every single thing that must be done and putting it on a sort of timeline. Lots of details that I doubt most of you guys are interested in. But for those that might be, I could maybe share more of that gritty detail. Or maybe I'll just franchise and give all those details for a fee...

I have no real idea how much it's going to take to get it done on my part, but surely it can't be more than it took to get Hukilau done last year. Well, yeah, it could be!

Of course the fun part is acquiring the decor and designing and building it all.

It will not be a very big place. It's hard to support a large space as a bar, unless it's a dance club or something along those lines. So, hosting big TC type parties there won't really be possible. But I do plan to have regular special events that will be of interest to the ohana.

This also means that the Hapa Haole Hideaway will not be rebuilt. My personal collection will become part of the bar. Why have a tiki bar at home when you an owner of one in town?

This is all just a plot to see more of HumuHumu without having to travel myself.
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FreakBear
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Joined: Apr 15, 2004
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From: Springfield, Ohio
Posted: 2004-12-10 10:44 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-12-10 21:26, Swanky wrote:

This is all just a plot to see more of HumuHumu without having to travel myself.




Sounds like a worthy endeavor ! Seriously, I can't wait to see how this turns out! This is close enough to home for me to concieveably plan a vacation around. Great site, Tennessee has alot to offer. Plus it would be great if I could contribute something to the cause -- I would love to take part in some drink menu illustrations (in the simple line-art style of Kahiki or Trader Vic's perhaps?)!
-FB


 
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2004-12-10 10:46 pm   Permalink

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Why have a tiki bar at home when you an owner of one in town?




Because two Tiki bars are better than one.


 
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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-12-10 10:56 pm   Permalink

Congrats Swanky.
We're all behind you on this one!


 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2004-12-10 11:52 pm   Permalink

Speed metal??

 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2004-12-11 01:15 am   Permalink

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On 2004-12-10 12:07, chisel slinger wrote:
let me know if you need any help. jimmy (exotica arts).



Give me a jingle too... I think some midwest tiki flair would be a good touch... and something different... That Jimmy... he's a talented fellow... my stuff's not bad either...


 
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JTD
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From: J'ville
Posted: 2004-12-11 06:01 am   Permalink

Swanky,
As long as the playlist doesn't include Rocky Top, I'll be there.

JTD


 
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Raffertiki
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Joined: Oct 31, 2003
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From: L.I.
Posted: 2004-12-11 06:36 am   Permalink

Great news! I might have to make another road trip.

 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
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From: HELL
Posted: 2004-12-11 08:08 am   Permalink

congrats on the bar!! I worked for a co. here in chicago that designs and builds bars/niteclubs so I know what a hassle it can be from start to finish. lots of b.s. along the way but don't let it bother you. I designed the rock-a-tiki in chicago a couple years back, so if you need some decor, there may be a few things left from when it closed that I can set you up with, lamps from o.a. etc. I also design tiki lighting and decor so I can help on that front too. lastly, i recently started producing my goods in china directly, so if you need a source for souveniers for your bar, let me know. anything from necklaces to figurines, etc. from original sculpt/concept to boxed, bagged and delivered product. I don't do mugs at this time...let tikifarm or munktiki help you out on that. I did produce the kahiki tiki necklaces and magnets back in the day that they sold in their gift shop. I made those here in the states....anyway, be glad to help out if you require my services.

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2004-12-11 09:47 am   Permalink

JTD - The tiki bar is where you escape Rocky Top and Big Orange! And in real sacrilege, we won't even have a TV in the place showing the game!

Tipsy - It sounds like I could use a lot of your help. A gift shop of some sort is definitely part of the plan.

Freak - Sounds good. We will try to use images from vintage menus when possible, and when not, get something in the style.
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Dimethios
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Posted: 2004-12-11 1:36 pm   Permalink

Congrats, Swanky!

If you do change your mind and decide to serve food. I would love to help you work on the menu. I think you should at least offer some Poly themed Hors d'vours, to soak up the alcohol and keep
'em thirsty.
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Raffertiki
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From: L.I.
Posted: 2004-12-11 3:09 pm   Permalink

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The tiki bar is where you escape Rocky Top and Big Orange! And in real sacrilege, we won't even have a TV in the place showing the game!



Perhaps you can have the game playing quietly on a staticy vintage radio in the back corner. Or better yet, relocate your tiki bar on L.I. I don't have the nuts to open one yet.


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2004-12-12 09:21 am   Permalink


Tipsy - It sounds like I could use a lot of your help. A gift shop of some sort is definitely part of the plan.

I am in the process of giving my website a complete makeover. but for now you can still see some of my products (there will be more on the new site) it's
www.dskdesigns.com - or email me when your're ready at dskdesigns@earthlink.net.

-thanks!!


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hala bullhiki
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From: champaign,illinois
Posted: 2004-12-12 12:10 pm   Permalink

cant wait, hopefully your grand opening will be on a weekend, id drive down in a heart beat for that......congrats swanky.....

 
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8FT Tiki
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From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2004-12-14 12:19 am   Permalink

Great to hear your concept and I trust that it will be a classic. If the photos I've seen here on TC of the Hukilau are any indication, you will do it proud for sure.
Now I just went to askjeeves.com and found out that it is 620 miles from KC to Knoxville. So I figure I can make it in 4 hours. (if I drive 155 mph !) Will monitor your progress and hope to share in your opening celebrations.
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