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Goodbye Leilani Lanes: Seattle, WA
Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2008-04-26 06:02 am   Permalink

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On 2008-04-26 04:52, TorchGuy wrote:
I visited Leilani a few times, and these shots are obviously after a late remodel. When I was there in the early '00s, the paint shades were darker and more muted, the bar was very dark (and the heavily carved shelf unit was still there) and the backing screens over the bowling pins' areas had the standard oval, but with a plastic tiki head (all identical) instead of a Brunswick crown covering the strike light! The lobby fountain was empty, and had only a lone standpipe in the center. However, the bar's fireplace was seriously cool - the six chains hold both the hood and the same-shaped fire support, which is a thick wood frame with a big plate of smoked glass set in it, at the middle of which sits the trough with lava rock and gas fire. The waterfall beneath still worked then, and was lit by a green floodlight. The bar had no Polynesian drinks, but they had good, cheap food. It was a cool place back then, to be sure - looks like its last days saw a bad remodeling.

Two really sad things here: One, the developer tore it down a while ago. To this day, the site is a vacant lot.

And two, as for the former owners' other alley, Sunset Bowl in Ballard: "We have no plans to close it"? They DID do a big remodel there at the end of last year.

A month ago, they sold it and it closed. Bleah. Real estate values in Allard are skyrocketing, and everyone wants to build condos. Across from Sunset Bowl was a massive building, a Denny's for many years, with an amazing Polynesian roofline. I've no clue what it once was, but the Denny's is gone, and the neighborhood is rallying to save the building, against the developer who seems to be throwing more and more money at it, hoping to eventually outweigh any claims of historical importance with sheer volumes of cash. I never saw any tiki decor inside, it was the blandest variant on the cheesy "Denny's Diner" remodels of the 90s where Denny's tried to suddenly switch from 60s coffee shop to fake-50s diner decor. But knock down those false drop ceilings, and who knows what's hiding in the rafters...




..i started a post some time back about this very denny's you speak of....a quick search here of denny's should reveal it for you...


 
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tikiyaki
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2010-09-06 10:47 pm   Permalink

It's amazing how many cool threads one can miss in here....This place looked great. Tiki and Bowling...like Chocolate and Peanut Butter
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woofmutt
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From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2010-09-07 11:37 am   Permalink

We drove past the site the other day. They tore the building down some time ago but nothing has been built in its place. (Gee, I wonder why?)

The Leilani Lanes sign is still up by the road. It just says GOODBYE
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2010-09-07 11:42 am   Permalink

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On 2010-09-06 22:47, tikiyaki wrote:
It's amazing how many cool threads one can miss in here....This place looked great. Tiki and Bowling...like Chocolate and Peanut Butter




We still have Linbrook bowl, though!
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-09-08 08:16 am   Permalink

All I can say is that if Europe had the same "tear it down and build crap" mentality, my son's recent trip would have been a waste!





 
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tikiyaki
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2010-09-08 11:52 am   Permalink

tried to leave a google maps link of a photo of the sign but it didn't work....so annoying.

Sorry for the blank post...this is not a spam advertisement.


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Sophista-tiki
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From: Seattle WA
Posted: 2010-09-08 12:50 pm   Permalink

A couple yrs ago I found 3 Witco tikis used a bowling trophies for Lelani Lanes. They were in the dirt in the front garden of a house I staged in South Seattle. The owner had already moved out and left them.


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