||What exactly was tiki at Harvey's Lake Tahoe?
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2005-01-13 1:46 pm  Permalink|
What a story! Like a parody! I Must write a script about this, finally a film where a Tiki Bar location fits in!
I sounds like the Top of the Wheel was de-tikied earlier than 1980, but whatever was left dissappeared with that big bang for sure.
Joined: Jan 09, 2004
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
|Posted: 2005-01-13 3:01 pm  Permalink|
Joined: Apr 03, 2002
From: Las Vegas, NV
|Posted: 2005-01-13 3:08 pm  Permalink|
On 2005-01-13 11:29, Hakalugi wrote:
Here's the short version from: http://members.xoom.virgilio.it/all42day/history/h4aug/h4aug26.html
August 26, 1980 -
Extortionist's 450-kg bomb destroys casino-
the plan goes awry and the bomb squad is left to dismantle the bomb. From the Sahara Tahoe Hotel, experts try to do it with robots. But the bomb explodes, demolishing the hotel.
I always had a feeling that Harvey's was a BLAST!!!!
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Joined: Feb 18, 2003
From: Bay Area
|Posted: 2005-01-13 3:22 pm  Permalink|
I've dined at the top of Harvey's before with my family. It's expensive, good food, great view of the lake (time your dinner to catch the sunset); but sometimes has obnoxiously loud wedding parties off to the side. I'm somewhat glad I didn't see it in its former tiki incarnation or I would probably be disappointed with how it is now - much like when I go to the new Cliff House, after having been there in the way it used to be.
Joined: May 12, 2003
|Posted: 2005-01-13 3:43 pm  Permalink|
Shelley says it closed about 1990, she had drinks there. Michelle, ask her about her "story", it's hot.
Is it as good as the story about how you two crashed/served a big splashy party at the E'ville Trader Vic's. I love that story.
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Joined: Apr 09, 2002
|Posted: 2005-01-22 1:10 pm  Permalink|
Believe it or not, I was standing on a dock on the west shore when the bomb went off. We were kids fishing for crawdads under the docks and heard a boom and saw smoke coming from downtown. Found out on the radio what had happened. (of course, being a pyro/explosion lover, I thought it was cool)
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