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mrsmiley
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
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From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2005-06-23 08:48 am   Permalink

Yes, its last incarnation was as a Hamada--a Japanese restaurant. I used to go there for a stiff Mai-Tai or two before I flew back to the bay area. It was my long time tradition.
It has been closed for 4 plus years. I have a call in to try to get those tikis! We will see.
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DawnTiki
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Joined: Sep 01, 2002
Posts: 1675
From: next stop Hulaville!
Posted: 2005-06-23 09:52 am   Permalink

Hmmmm? I wonder what kind of tools a tiki liberator would keep in their tiki liberator utility belt?
Sven...ohhh Sve-en..where is our fearless tiki leader when his people need him most?
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Rob Roy
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Joined: Dec 03, 2004
Posts: 354
From: Ventura, CA
Posted: 2005-06-23 10:13 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-06-23 09:52, DawnTiki wrote:
Hmmmm? I wonder what kind of tools a tiki liberator would keep in their tiki liberator utility belt?
Sven...ohhh Sve-en..where is our fearless tiki leader when his people need him most?




A chainsaw & bail money.


 
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DawnTiki
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Joined: Sep 01, 2002
Posts: 1675
From: next stop Hulaville!
Posted: 2005-06-23 10:29 am   Permalink

Rob Roy wrote:
Quote:
bail money



Kill joy

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kiara
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Joined: Apr 06, 2005
Posts: 119
From: Wan Q
Posted: 2005-06-23 12:29 pm   Permalink

there are homeless people camped out in the parking lot smoking crack.I dont think anyone is going to arrest you for hauling of a burnt piece of wood.Most people (especially developers) couldn't give a squirt of piss (pardon me) about a tiki.
If you want it...gosh darnit...go out and get it.


 
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Moki
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Joined: Jun 08, 2004
Posts: 357
From: San Diego
Posted: 2005-06-23 12:50 pm   Permalink

I'll bail you out Dawn. Got your back!!

 
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Futura Girl
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Joined: Oct 01, 2002
Posts: 933
Posted: 2005-06-23 1:37 pm   Permalink

PLLLEEEEASE if anyone goes on a liberation mission - let me know - i will don my black ski hat (yah - i have done this kinda thing before) and help out big time...

i have been watching this structure for years now - dreaming of creating a tiki corporate event compound...

did i hear right? it burned recently?
i drove by it fairly recently and noted how it had been left to vandals - which it very typical of what landowners who want to demolish do - they let the building become a public nuissance so that that people 'demand' it be removed.


 
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dangergirl299
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Joined: Feb 18, 2003
Posts: 893
From: Bay Area
Posted: 2005-06-23 1:39 pm   Permalink

You can do eeeet!

(but if you get caught, DON'T call me - I don't do criminal law)


 
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mrsmiley
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 3174
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2005-06-23 1:45 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-06-23 13:37, Futura Girl wrote:


did i hear right? it burned recently?
i drove by it fairly recently and noted how it had been left to vandals - which it very typical of what landowners who want to demolish do - they let the building become a public nuissance so that that people 'demand' it be removed.


Yes, charred portions and holes in the roof and everything!


 
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DawnTiki
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Joined: Sep 01, 2002
Posts: 1675
From: next stop Hulaville!
Posted: 2005-06-23 5:14 pm   Permalink

Nope! I guess DawnTiki lacks the jynormous cajones a good tiki liberator needs.
I totally wussed out!
I had the car loaded with everything a Tiki Liberator might need. Assorted saws, chisels, ballpeen hammers, files and wrenches, even had my 8 year old son planned as my look out (my partner in crime...I know, I know, baaad mom) and last but not least, the cajones...where on earth to find the cajones? Does Pep Boys sell 'em?

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kiara
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Joined: Apr 06, 2005
Posts: 119
From: Wan Q
Posted: 2005-06-25 11:54 am   Permalink

I just spoke with Otto (who put out an emergency tiki bulletin,)and, he told me a friend of his just walked the grounds ,and, couldn't find the (big) tiki.Did somebody rescue him(thank god)I'de love to know if he got a good home.This tiki has survived 2 floods and a fire ,He's a survivor.

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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3533
From: HELL
Posted: 2005-06-28 2:52 pm   Permalink

bet he'll be up for sale at the red rooster soon after all this dies down....wouldn't be suprised if some antique dealer saw an opportunity.....

 
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The Velvet Tiki
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Joined: Jun 22, 2005
Posts: 9
From: P'cola
Posted: 2005-06-28 7:52 pm   Permalink

Good work people,I say scavenge away me maties,arrrg.

 
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Surfinannie
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Joined: Dec 13, 2004
Posts: 16
From: Annie Ellis
Posted: 2005-07-02 6:11 pm   Permalink

I JUST SAW AN EMAIL FROM OTTO ON MY OLD EMAILD ADDRESS REGARDING THE TIKIS AT THE OLD LATITUDE 20 IN VEGAS. MY FATHER RICHARD M. ELLIS DID THOSE TIKIS. WHEN LATTITUDE 20 CLOSED THE OWNERS GAVE HIM A BUNCH OF INTERIOR STUFF HE HAD PUT IN THE RESTAURANT, BUT HE NEW OWNERS WASNTED TO KEEP THE 2 TIKIS OUT FRONT. THESE TIKIS NEED RESCUEING OTTO SAID, AND MY FATHER PASSED AWAY 6 YRS. AGO. MY FAMILY REALLY WANTS TO RESCUE THESE TIKIS ASAP, IF I AM NOT ALREADY TOO LATE. PLEEEEEEZE SOMEONE WITH ANY INFO. ON WHERE AND HOW TO GET THEM CONTACT ME!!!!ANNIE ELLI 310-980-7200 or 310-457-2366 or surfinannie@mac.com . My mother can not remember where Latitude 20 even was. PPLLLLEEEEEEZZZZZZZEEEEEE help!!!!!

[ Edited by Humuhumu to fix email address ]

[ This Message was edited by: Humuhumu on 2005-07-02 18:18 ]


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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3626
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2005-07-02 6:27 pm   Permalink

Ow! Using ALL CAPS is the online equivalent to yelling, and is very hard to read. It's very, very cool to learn about the history on these tikis, Surfinannie, I hope you're able to learn what's happened to them.

Here's a translated version:

I just saw an email from Otto on my old email address regarding the tikis at the old Latitude 20 in Vegas. My father Richard M. Ellis did those tikis. When Latitude 20 closed the owners gave him a bunch of interior stuff he had put in the restaurant, but the new owners wanted to keep the 2 tikis out front. These tikis need rescuing Otto said, and my father passed away 6 yrs. ago. My family really wants to rescue these tikis ASAP, if I am not already too late. Pleeeeeze someone with any info. on where and how to get them contact me!!!! Annie Elli 310-980-7200 or 310-457-2366 or
surfinannie@mac.com . My mother can not remember where Latitude 20 even was. PPLLLLEEEEEEZZZZZZZEEEEEE help!!!!!

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