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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-20 08:38 am   Permalink

OK one more.

Tahitian Pasadena
Passport to paradise at the grand opening in November 1961.


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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2017-01-20 09:17 am   Permalink

Just a thought or suggestion on the actual formatting of the events to appear at each day:

To help those who may not recognize each and every one of the names (like me) I think some sort of additional "relevance" clues should be included with each entry. For example,

Joe Schmoe, restauranteur, born today.
Operated "Joe Schmoe from Idaho" tiki
bar and restaurant in Akron Ohio.



 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-01-20 4:58 pm   Permalink

Good point Ace but there isn't enough room on each calendar date for that much info, especially days that have more than one event. I will try to put all that info on the first post of this thread so it will all be in an easily accessible place.


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-01-20 7:21 pm   Permalink

Well today didn't work out like I planned so I didn't get it buttoned up today. And I can't seem to get my MS Publisher at home to work so looks like I won't wrap it up til Monday at work

I was trying to find an opening date for the Bali Hai but wasn't having much luck so I emailed the restaurant. Maybe this is already well known information but here was their response

While the actual day of the Grand Opening is a topic of much debate, October of 1954 is the month that Tom Ham opened the doors of the Bali Hai. Christian's Hut was the previous name, a spin off of the Balboa location that burned down in 1963. There is also some debate about what exactly the connection between the Balboa store and the San Diego store, but there are old menus and coasters that list both locations. The San Diego store was in its second bankruptcy, when Tom Ham, a public accountant from Los Angeles, stepped in to give the restaurant business a try.
Aloha,

Tommy Baumann
Bali Hai Restaurant
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Hamo
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Posted: 2017-01-21 07:35 am   Permalink

3 July 1935: First "Hawaii Calls" radio broadcast

(and related, Webley Edwards was born 11 Nov 1902)


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-01-21 2:50 pm   Permalink

Great additions, thanks Hamo

[ This Message was edited by: MadDogMike 2017-01-21 14:54 ]


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-01-21 3:03 pm   Permalink

Ace, check the list and see if there is adequate explanation for each entry

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-22 07:43 am   Permalink

Explorer East Opened Monday October 11, 1965 Syracuse-NY




Benny Chang's Polynesian Grand Opening August 16, 1963.





 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-22 08:03 am   Permalink

Aloha Jhoes November 17, 1961 Palm Springs




The Lanai restaurant San Mateo May 20, 1959



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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-22 08:24 am   Permalink

The Islands Phoenix July 4th 1958.
Does anybody have one of those salt and pepper shaker sets marked Islands?



(1oth anniversary ad 1968).

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-22 08:30 am   Permalink

Polynesian Restaurant Torrance November 23, 1957







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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-22 10:43 am   Permalink

Tiki Jo opened July 23, 1959 Miramar Hotel



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uncle trav
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Posted: 2017-01-22 2:23 pm   Permalink

Tur Mai Kai opens in Kalamazoo Michigan. June 27th 1969



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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-01-22 2:28 pm   Permalink

Thanks Trav. I think that brings up to an even 100 dates
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Posted: 2017-01-23 04:55 am   Permalink

January 12th 2000, Tiki Central is founded!

 
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