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2006 Chin Tiki Detroit Tour & Art Show Update
hulagirl1
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From: hulagirl
Posted: 2006-07-20 1:30 pm   Permalink

Detroit Chin Tiki Art Show & Tour Update.

The date of the annual Chin Tiki Art Show, Party and Tour has been rescheduled to Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2 & 3.

The Chin family has informed me that this will be the last tour of the historic Chin Tiki Detroit! They are currently in serious negotiations to sell the restaurant with the building's sale imminent.

The Motor City Tiki Art Show will still go on for years, but this is the last original restaurant tour that will be held in conjunction with our event. So we are making plans to be sure that this years event will be very special. Anyone who wishes to attend the show and take advantage of this last Detroit tour as participants, as vendors or as contributing artists, please email me: Nancy at
catsmeow1@prodigy.net

Schedule of events to date:

Saturday Sept. 2, 2006 7pm to 1am Great Lakes Luau at
Chin Tiki Livonia 28205 Plymouth Rd. Livonia, MI 734-421-1627
Original tiki art by local and national tiki artists, vendors, exotica & surf music by DJ Del Villarreal, tropical drinks and food available.

Chin Tiki Raffle!
Donated by the Chin Family to help defray the many costs of this event we are raffling the following authentic & historical Chin Tiki artifacts:
1) Unused new/old stock menu from the Chin family restaurant The Port O' Three. Tiki restaurant was open for one year only in a Detroit suburb, the menu has Chin Tiki graphics. 2) Rare used die-cut Chin Tiki Detroit restaurant menu. 3) Dead Stock hand carved Chin Tiki seashell ashtray. 4) Original paper artifacts from the restaurant: old one sheet special event menus, + more. And.... 5) The Chin family has located a case of new old stock SUFFERING BASTARD decanter mugs. Unused, still in original paper wrapping. One of these mugs will go in our raffle.

Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Tickets available at the event or through PayPal right now. To pay by PalPal, please add 50 cents per order to ship you your ticket. PayPal to email address: catsmeow1@prodigy.net The drawing will be held on Sunday at the Chin Tiki Detroit restaurant tour.

Sunday Sept 3, 1 pm to 4pm
Tour of the original Chin Tiki Detroit. Tickets $5, available in advance or at the door. $5 charge is to help defray our advertising and security costs.
Free new old stock Chin Tiki postcard to all who attend. Marlin Chin will be on hand to answer questions. DJ Del Villarreal spinning the exotic tunes! We cannot offer food or drink as The Chin Tiki has no working restrooms, but perhaps we could all meet up at a local bar afterward.

www.motorcitytiki.com or email Nancy at catsmeow1@prodigy.net


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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2006-07-20 1:52 pm   Permalink

The Chin-Tiki is probably the last preserved Tiki tomb of its kind. Thank you for your help in letting me document it. I am glad I did it when I could, all the best for the event.

 
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Jeff Central
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From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2006-07-20 2:39 pm   Permalink

I am soooooooo there!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the update!! See you guys in September!!!

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff




 
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SNWEB.ORG
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Joined: Feb 26, 2006
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From: Detroit
Posted: 2006-07-22 06:20 am   Permalink

I shall be there as well to finally get my much needed interior shots.

 
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tikilee
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From: The Enchanted Mitten
Posted: 2006-07-25 8:54 pm   Permalink

Damn. I was really really looking forward to this, but the holiday weekend has me out of town. Stupid Labor Day weekend.
Oh well, won't be the first once in a lifetime opportunity I've missed.


 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2006-07-26 6:12 pm   Permalink

Stupid Labor Day weekend as well for me. I live near Livonia but will be camping much farther away. Will still plan to make it though.

Cover charge at Detriot Chin- Do we just show up there for that day. Suffering mugs ah, I would really like ChinTiki mugs.


 
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traderjim6781
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Posted: 2006-08-04 12:38 pm   Permalink

Count me in!

 
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hulagirl1
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From: hulagirl
Posted: 2006-08-15 09:23 am   Permalink

Hey everyone, there is some updated news regarding our
big Detroit, Michigan MOTOR CITY TIKI event coming up
Labor day Weekend, Sept. 2nd:

There has been a unplanned change in our Tiki Tour
with the Chin family. The Sunday morning tour of the
original vintage Chin Tiki restaurant has been
canceled. With the sale of the Chin
Tiki building pending and negotiations in the final
stages, the Chin family, on advise of legal counsel,
will NOT be able to conduct the final Chin Tiki tour.
We and the Chin family feel terribly disappointed by
this news and humbly apologize for any inconvenience
caused.

But, our tiki event at Chin's of Livonia on (Sept.
2nd, 2006) is still scheduled and we are making our
Art Show, Sale and Party better than ever as we say
farewell to Chin Tiki Detroit.

The annual raffle has been expanded!! Prizes include
an ORIGINAL Tiki painting by renowned artist Jime'
Litwalk, 2 pairs of tickets to the big LOS
STRAITJACKSETS concert and
original vintage Chin Tiki Detroit artifacts (wait
till you see these amazing restaurant items and
fixtures!). The raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for
$5. You do NOT need to be present to win these
fantastic historical items!!

The Chin's will also be offering a limited number of
artifacts from the original Chin Tiki restaurant for
sale in the vendor's area. Also added: numerous
vintage tiki items will be for sale from the private
collection of Tiki Dave (DKS DESIGNS, Chicago, IL).
And everyone entering the party will receive an
original vintage 60's Chin Tiki color postcard.

We're very excited about this year's MOTOR CITY TIKI
ART SHOW event and are looking forward to seeing many
of our friends and making lots of new friends as well!
We hope to see you in a few short weeks!!!

Mahalo!

The Cats Meow Presents The
MOTOR CITY TIKI : GREAT LAKES LUAU
Saturday, September 2nd, 2006
7:00 P.M. TILL 1:00 A.M.
at Chin's Of Livonia
28205 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI
Ph. 734-421-1627


 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2006-08-15 09:41 am   Permalink

Well, dang, I was considering coming up to take this final opportunity. It's good to know the family knows the value of the stuff inside. Perhaps it will not just go to the wrecking ball, but get set free to the people who care.
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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2006-08-15 10:49 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-08-15 09:41, Swanky wrote:
Well, dang, I was considering coming up to take this final opportunity. It's good to know the family knows the value of the stuff inside. Perhaps it will not just go to the wrecking ball, but get set free to the people who care.





I smell sports bar, with the contents of Chin's going to a landfill.


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2006-08-16 05:07 am   Permalink

some of last years goods for sale at the show....








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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2006-08-31 2:56 pm   Permalink

bunp.....see ya there on saturday!!

 
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traderjim6781
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Posted: 2006-09-05 02:08 am   Permalink

Marvin Chin...He did it his way! What a great guy!





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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2006-09-05 11:08 am   Permalink

he did it his way..unfortunately, he didn't do it our way......in the 11th hour, the chin's decided not to sell any of the tiki items from chin's.....why?? because apparently too many people are whispering conflicting things in their ears about the value of said tiki items and now with dellusions of dollar signs swimming in their eyes, the chin's decided to hold out....these same people,probably in a greedy rush to secure some artifacts for themselves have effectively ruined it for everyone expecting to get a piece of the chin's that night....there were a few folk that traveled from far away specifically to buy some artifacts and were pissed when they found out they weren't for sale...especially miffed were the locals, who had even more reason to obtain something and were unable to....about halfway through the night chin's finally decided to sell. A) a broken indonesian statue, B)2 giant moldy hanging globe lamps and C) a couple of garish busboy shirts....oh yeah, and for $10 each you could get a shell ashtray.....thanks!! If you want anything more from chin's expect to pay out the nose....a few folk made some generous offers for some items that far exceeded any price chin's would have fetched on ebay and they still turned them down.....amazing. I expect that whatever happens to the old chin's (which will probably be bulldozed out of existence before the year is over) you can expect the artifacts to remain in storage until such a time that they will effectively be thrown away...i also suspect this will be the last chin tiki event ever.....sorry if ya missed it. At least the kahiki allowed for a great send-off party, donated some items to the zoo and eventually released the rest of the decor to the public to buy out of their store.....

 
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Matiki
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Joined: Sep 05, 2006
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From: The island of Michigan
Posted: 2006-09-05 6:42 pm   Permalink

I along with the Wahine and little ones had a great time on Saturday night. Big Mahalo's to both Nancy and Keith for putting this event on. The music was great, lots of treasures to be had. I was too bad that the Chins have had commited a 360 with the Chin Tiki stuff. I was excited to see it and talked about it all week with my wife and brought a little extra cash in hopes of landing a Mug for the collection. My Aunt and Uncle dined there on their Prom and my In-laws frequently went there. If the Family would like to honor the memorie of their Father what better way than to offer up the items that made the place so special to the people that will treasure and dispaly those items for years to come. I hope they put some of it at Livonia Chins ( I live minutes away ) and realy honor the memory of thier Father by playing some better music, doing something with the waitstaff ( at least a hawaiin shirt would be nice ) and do a beter job at what could be a swinging place if they put a touch of effort into it. I will always go there because we have nothing else like it short of Chicago. Again thanks to the organizers and all that participated

 
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