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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2008-07-28 09:27 am   Permalink

WHAT?

Buzzy Out!

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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2008-07-28 12:38 pm   Permalink

I enjoyed visiting your store Ben.
I will surely miss it.


 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2008-07-28 10:51 pm   Permalink

yes. the end of an era.

Retail is a bitch !!!

concentrating on installs and custom decor.

everything in the store with an x will be 1.00.

(Hint: everything in the store has an x on it!!! -

we'll call it the flip out sale of the decade ending with a bang!!!

many MAhalos,

The Boos.









 
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tikiyaki
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2008-07-28 11:52 pm   Permalink

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Say it ain't so !!!!!

What am I gonna do without my Bamboo Ben store to pick up cool Tiki items for my pad ????



 
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Mongoloid
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From: Long Beach
Posted: 2008-07-29 10:40 am   Permalink

A moment of silence is in order while taps plays in the backround!
I guess that small Bamboo Ben bar i have will some day be a rare comodity.
Mahalo Ben for all the inspiration you have spewed throughout the years and the cool pieces
you have created that people will always treasure.
Thats if you were lucky enough to catch his store open to make a purchase.
Talk about being on Hawaiian time!





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Skinny Dog
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From: Long Beach Ca. /Chicago
Posted: 2008-07-29 11:01 am   Permalink

I bet it is all Kenny's fault isn't it?

I knew it would never be the same after he ran the place!
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Luckydesigns
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From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2008-07-29 1:46 pm   Permalink

Yup, we're gonna be playing alright. We had our first reunion practice last night.
The rumor of what the band name is, is false... The name has been chosen and will be revealed closer to the time of the show.
No drummer as of yet, but we'll play with or without one. Just like we used to.
A hint toward what we'll be playing is a mix of what we did with the Menehunes from back when I was in the band, and a leap forward to a louder more rockabilly direction.
I'm pretty excited about where this is heading. Pretty appropriate that our first show ever was at Ben's place, and now our first show with this new band is gonna be at Ben's closing...
Gonna be fun.
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tikiyaki
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2008-07-29 5:08 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-07-29 10:40, Mongoloid wrote:
A moment of silence is in order while taps plays in the backround!
I guess that small Bamboo Ben bar i have will some day be a rare comodity.
Mahalo Ben for all the inspiration you have spewed throughout the years and the cool pieces
you have created that people will always treasure.
Thats if you were lucky enough to catch his store open to make a purchase.
Talk about being on Hawaiian time!


[ This Message was edited by: Mongoloid 2008-07-29 10:46 ]



Amen....This is the end of an era !
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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2008-07-31 10:00 pm   Permalink

A message from Mrs. Boo:)

Ok people, put away the tissue and dry your eyes. With every end to an era comes a new beginning. Mahalo to everyone who has called and emailed with their concerns. We are not closing, and, sorry, the building is not up for grabs....yup, someone jumped on that opportunity. I wrote this particular email to a friend/client who was concerned they might not be able to come to Bamboo Ben (the shop, not the person....it's Hurley not "Hurleys") and enjoy the atmosphere. Like I mention in the email, it's time for us to turn things upside down and all around. And, not to the tune of Taps, it's James Brown, baby!

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It's all good. There will always be Ben's amazing creations in our building and hopefully a more fun, relaxing and creative way for our clients to visit our shop and view his work. See.....when Ben and I went full steam ahead with Bamboo Ben, we carefully considered "how" we were going to run the business in such a way that our children did not suffer from our workloads and hours spent away from the home (Blake was barely walking at the time). Attempting to look into the future, we decided that 10 years or so down the line, we would not regret NOT placing our boys in daycare. In our hearts we believed we would sorely regret the decision to place the business before our children. Ben and I were determined to create a balance between our family life and our business. We have been in our building for almost 10 years and our plan worked like a charm......Ben created the product during the week and I ran the store on the weekends....Dad gone during the week, Mom gone on the weekends. Retail business was booming, custom orders were booming.

Today, install business is BOOMING! Retail business for all small businesses has taken a punch to the gut. It's time for us to turn things upside down and all around......kinda like a room change out. We're both really excited to take the business in a fairly new, fresh direction allowing Ben to have his "studio time" creating as well as traveling the country on installation work. When he's gone, I man both business and home fort. When he's home, we're both off work (for once). We have our family time whether it be hanging at the beach with the kids, camping or climbing through caves in the California desert. Just trying to keep the balance, baby.

So, that's it in a rather large nutshell. Yes, we will be at Oasis. Yes, we will be having a gathering at the shop the Thursday before. And, yes, I will be carrying Ben's cell phone while poolside.

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I want to give a huge MAHALO to so many who have contacted us. It's all good and it's gonna be fun! As far as "Hawaiian Time," I hope Ben might be able to enjoy that someday. As for now, he is the hardest working man in Tiki without a doubt.

Much love,

Mrs. Boo





 
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Hinano_Paul
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Joined: Jul 22, 2006
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From: Orange, Ca.
Posted: 2008-08-04 10:10 pm   Permalink

Bump!

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teaKEY
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From: The thumb !
Posted: 2008-08-05 07:05 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-07-27 21:35, RevBambooBen wrote:
p.s.

everything in the store that has an "X" on it will be 1.00.





I guess it seems like a good deal.


 
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tikibob
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From: Charleston, South Carolina
Posted: 2008-08-05 6:01 pm   Permalink

Dang!

I hate to miss the Thur night activities but I will be at Oasis by then!

Rats!

(That is just an expression Ben - don't get out the rat traps).

Tiki Bob


 
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kikekeki
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From: the River of Grass in FlourDough
Posted: 2008-08-06 09:57 am   Permalink

again I say...
I must be livin' on the wrong coast!
dammit!
I'll be there in spirit, causing lots o'trouble

K.


 
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-08-06 10:47 am   Permalink

I'll be there
but not for sale....

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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-08-06 11:03 am   Permalink

Well Daayyum, I Shore wish I could be there too. Best of luck from the "Other" Ben.
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