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Trader Vic's Bev Hills closing THIS TUESDAY???!!! . . .
Uggamug
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Posted: 2007-05-03 10:48 pm   Permalink

Ya lost me, Sparky. Are you saying that (for instance) the Buhens would continue running Tiki Ti even if they went broke doing it? I mean, I suppose it's possible, but...

 
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Son-of-Kelbo
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Posted: 2007-05-04 9:12 pm   Permalink

Let's be very clear about the "business volume" aspect regarding Trader Vic's Beverly Hills. The place was doing great business. Period. I can personally attest to this fact. Great crowds. Full tables. Filled-in bar. Even the Marco Polo Room was seeing the activity of special occasions, and handling the overflow from impromtu gatherings.

Whatever arguements anyone wants to leverage (fairly) in favor of the Demolitionists, in this case, poor patronage was, for the record, absolutely not one of them.

And yes, KTV, since we certainly want the brothers and sisters to be working, the Staff will indeed (according to all recent sources) be crafting the drinks poolside. No word on the Flaming Beef Cho-Cho's yet.

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Uggamug
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Posted: 2007-05-06 6:05 pm   Permalink

Cool... I'm sure glad you clarified that for me! I was afraid that Tiki-oriented businesses were subject to the same economic constraints as other business enterprises; now I know better. Thanks for the update!

 
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christiki295
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Posted: 2007-05-06 6:28 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-05-04 21:12, Son-of-Kelbo wrote:

No word on the Flaming Beef Cho-Cho's yet.




I saw it on the menu. The entire pu-pu menu is the same, although the dinner menu is now Circa 55.

[ This Message was edited by: christiki295 2007-05-07 00:02 ]


 
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Registered Astronaut
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Posted: 2007-05-09 11:54 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-05-04 21:12, Son-of-Kelbo wrote:
Let's be very clear about the "business volume" aspect regarding Trader Vic's Beverly Hills. The place was doing great business. Period. I can personally attest to this fact. Great crowds. Full tables. Filled-in bar. Even the Marco Polo Room was seeing the activity of special occasions, and handling the overflow from impromtu gatherings.

Whatever arguements anyone wants to leverage (fairly) in favor of the Demolitionists, in this case, poor patronage was, for the record, absolutely not one of them.
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True. As bad as the food was, I was always amazed at the amount of dinner patronage. From old-school Beverly Hills blue hairs to young agents drinking after a long day at CAA, the place was always busy, any given day of the week. At their prices, they had to be making money, hands down. That's why I believed them when I produced my LA times article on their demolition and they told me "five years from now." Seems like everybody was towing the line.

If there is a positive to come of this, it means all of us LA residents who are pool-less can get a decent cocktail poolside in an upscale atmosphere. Most weekend hotel pool scenes, save for The Beverly Hills Hotel (which you must be a guest or have 1000 bucks at the ready to "buy" a cabana), consist of horribly grotesque sub-human life forms that consider the Hard Rock Pool in vegas to be the center of the universe.


 
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Registered Astronaut
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Posted: 2007-05-09 12:01 pm   Permalink

P.S.
Where were the Weinstein's during all of this? Does anybody know? Miramax and then of course, The Weinstein Co., always threw their big Golden Globe parties at the Trader's place. Those guys still have a lot of muscle around town...no use now I guess.


 
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Registered Astronaut
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Posted: 2007-05-09 12:22 pm   Permalink

And they raised the drink prices.

http://www.beverlyhilton.com/pdf/Trader_Vics_New_Cocktail_Menu_41607.pdf

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Uggamug
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Posted: 2007-05-09 8:22 pm   Permalink

I was only able to get to Trader Vic's Beverly Hills once before it closed down, but I must have timed it poorly. I went in 2006, and when I went in (at about 6:00 pm on a weeknight) the place was like a tomb, and my son and I were the only patrons. When we left after our meal about an hour later it was maybe 25% occupied. Still, the place was awesome and the Mai Tai's were wonderful, and I am bummed that it is gone.

 
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MauiRose
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Posted: 2010-02-19 1:02 pm   Permalink

The Beverly Hilton replaced Trader Vic's with a lounge (bar210) and nightclub (plush) that are opening this weekend.

You can see what the space looks like now here:

http://la.eater.com/archives/2010/02/16/marcel_vignerons_new_stomping_ground_bar210_and_plush.php?o=1

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Coco Joe
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Posted: 2010-02-19 1:06 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-02-19 13:02, MauiRose wrote:
The Beverly Hilton replaced Trader Vic's with a lounge (bar210) and nightclub (plush) that are opening this weekend.

You can see what the space looks like now here:

http://la.eater.com/archives/2010/02/16/marcel_vignerons_new_stomping_ground_bar210_and_plush.php?o=1



Thanks for the good news


 
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icebaer69
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Posted: 2010-02-19 1:33 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-02-19 13:02, MauiRose wrote:
The Beverly Hilton replaced Trader Vic's
with a lounge (bar210) and
nightclub (plush) that are opening this weekend.

http://la.eater.com/archives/2010/02/16/marcel_vignerons_new_stomping_ground_bar210_and_plush.php?o=1



what a bunch of fucking douchebags !
i can´t believe they destroyed history for that kind of bullshit .
that crap looks like 356458 other "ultralounges"
and probably has the lifespan of a flash in the pan.

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Coco Joe
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Posted: 2010-02-19 1:37 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-02-19 13:33, icebaer69 wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-02-19 13:02, MauiRose wrote:
The Beverly Hilton replaced Trader Vic's
with a lounge (bar210) and
nightclub (plush) that are opening this weekend.

http://la.eater.com/archives/2010/02/16/marcel_vignerons_new_stomping_ground_bar210_and_plush.php?o=1



what a bunch of fucking douchebags !
i can´t believe they destroyed history for that kind of bullshit .
that crap looks like 356458 other "ultralounges"
and probably has the lifespan of a flash in the pan.

[ This Message was edited by: icebaer69 2010-02-19 13:34 ]



ha!
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Murph
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Posted: 2010-02-19 2:32 pm   Permalink

So I guess a "field trip" is out of the question?

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tobunga
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Posted: 2010-02-19 2:48 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-02-19 13:33, icebaer69 wrote:

what a bunch of fucking douchebags !
i can´t believe they destroyed history for that kind of bullshit .
that crap looks like 356458 other "ultralounges"
and probably has the lifespan of a flash in the pan.




While I have noted and appreciated the self-editing that has kept this site for the most part potty-mouth free...

Here! Here!
My sentiments exactly! icebaer69, you took the words right outta my mouth!

And no, Murph, no field trip.
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2010-02-19 7:39 pm   Permalink

This is truly killing me. Ahhh... Come to think about it I think I will kill myself right now. All the nice memories of the old days at Trader Vic's are just memories..........

 
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