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Old Tiki Found in Mar Vista, CA
tikisuz
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Joined: Apr 09, 2006
Posts: 6
From: Los Angeles, CA
Posted: 2006-04-24 8:42 pm   Permalink

Hi all, I feel like I should let you know that they have trimmed the hedge that used to obscure the tiki (I always knew it was there, but figured that everyone knew...I mean, it's a pretty big tiki....Then again, I walk alot)and you have a great view of it now from the street. I am keeping an eye on it because that same bowling alley took down the beautiful googie sign that stood for years and replaced it with the very bland and ugly sign that hangs there now. I fear that they may be up to no good with the tiki.

But it is a very popular and busy place, so I may be paranoid. If you do go and bowl - mention that you were attracted by the tiki!

[ This Message was edited by: tikisuz 2006-04-24 20:43 ]


 
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cynfulcynner
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Posted: 2006-04-24 11:33 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-04-24 20:42, tikisuz wrote:
Hi all, I feel like I should let you know that they have trimmed the hedge that used to obscure the tiki .... I am keeping an eye on it because that same bowling alley took down the beautiful googie sign that stood for years and replaced it with the very bland and ugly sign that hangs there now. I fear that they may be up to no good with the tiki.



Photos, please! Thank yooooou!


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touchythetiki
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Joined: Apr 17, 2006
Posts: 25
From: Jacksonville, Fl
Posted: 2006-04-25 09:05 am   Permalink

dernit, cant get the pictures to open on my comp

 
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Hakalugi
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2006-04-25 09:15 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-04-25 09:05, touchythetiki wrote:
dernit, cant get the pictures to open on my comp



Touchythetiki, right now nobody can, Sabu needs to update his links.


 
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touchythetiki
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Joined: Apr 17, 2006
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From: Jacksonville, Fl
Posted: 2006-04-25 09:17 am   Permalink

ahh kk thanks:)


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2006-04-25 09:21 am   Permalink

I'll see if I can find my old pics tonight at home and upload them to my new Snapfish account.

Thanks,

Sabu

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Bora Boris
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2588
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2007-07-01 5:02 pm   Permalink

Yesterday while driving down Venice Blvd. I noticed that the hedge in front of the Mar Vista Lanes was completely gone and the Makai Tiki was no longer hidden.


The Coffee Shop sign is still cool.


The Bar hadnít opened yet. I know itís long since been De-Tikified but I still wanted to take a look and or get a drink.








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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11192
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2007-07-01 10:14 pm   Permalink

Man am I glad that I shot that sign above before it got remodelled in generic Helvetica style. It'll be in Tiki Modern.

 
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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 2710
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2007-09-09 08:48 am   Permalink

OK,

Digging up an old thread here....

I've been passing this place for years. Last night some friends invited me here for a night of Bowling fun. Never one to pass up a bowling invite, I dug out my weapon (a 16 lb Brunswick "Twister") and me and the family headed out for a Sat Nite Bowl-a-rama.

After finishing 2 decent games (189, and 143) I went looking for the ATM and wound up entering the Coffee Shop....I nearly fell over. Lava Rock Walls, well worn Googie styling everywhere !

Went to alert my friends who really didn't share my excitement.(few do, I'm a googie fanatic, most "normal" people don't understand it)

Then, we went into the bar to partake in some karaoke. I walked outside for some air, and that's when I saw it.....

The Mar Vista TIKI.

I had no idea this place was a TIKI bowling alley.

I always remember driving by the place and seeing the great orange sign they used to have, but don't anymore.

I wish someone would bring it back to it's TIKI glory. What a great place. I will be sure to eat in that great coffee house one of these days.

Bowling and TIKI are one of the greatest combinations since Reese's discovered Chocolate and Peanut Butter.

Please SABU, post your photos again.





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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4350
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2013-01-21 4:19 pm   Permalink

So, does anybody know if the Tiki is still standing some 5+ years since the last sighting? I did a little matchbook swapping this weekend and got one the MaKai Room matchbooks (missing pictures above).



Back of the matchcover with a 1962 date.



Also found this Mar Vista coffee shop menu on Arkiva Tropika.




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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1352
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-01-21 4:27 pm   Permalink

According to Google Street View the tiki is still there.

 
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JONPAUL
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Joined: Jan 12, 2010
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From: Venice, California
Posted: 2013-01-21 6:11 pm   Permalink

I drive by the Tiki every day on my way home from work and we are regulars at Pepy's, the diner in the Mar Vista Bowl which surrounds the Tiki. It's in a horrible state of disrepair and completely weathered, but it is still there.
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2013-01-21 9:13 pm   Permalink

JP,
you should bring a little coffee table
and sit outside with the tiki when you eat there.


Jeff(btd)



 
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Joe Banks
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Joined: Aug 02, 2007
Posts: 555
From: An island in Catlandia
Posted: 2013-01-22 05:32 am   Permalink

Here he is from about a year ago...



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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-01-22 10:58 am   Permalink

The tiki last night.

Hey, it's winter and a caveman's gotta stay warm!



 
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