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What exactly was tiki at Harvey's Lake Tahoe?
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11606
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.

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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10397
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-01-13 3:01 pm   Permalink

Fantastic story!!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 3194
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
Posts: 893
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.

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mrs. pineapple
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Joined: May 12, 2003
Posts: 611
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.
mrs. pineapple
"You're the mayor of shark city, people think you want the beaches open."

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Joined: Apr 09, 2002
Posts: 757
From: SacTown
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)
"But why is the rum gone?!" -Capn. Jack Sparrow

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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 7709
Posted: 2018-11-28 2:16 pm   Permalink

TikiHula I didn't know you were there. I just watched it on TV all those many years ago. Wendy

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