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Waldorf Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia (hotel)
Doctor Tiki
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Posted: 2013-01-10 11:59 am   Permalink

Here is an updated link to the petition! It's gaining steam.
For the love of Tiki...SIGN IT!
https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/city-of-vancouver-save-the-waldorf-hotel-2
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Dagg
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Joined: Jun 26, 2012
Posts: 323
From: Van Isle BC CA
Posted: 2013-01-10 6:55 pm   Permalink

Global BC news at six just said that the new owners want to keep the Tiki lounge...
More about it on the 11 pm news.

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Dagg
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Joined: Jun 26, 2012
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From: Van Isle BC CA
Posted: 2013-01-11 08:47 am   Permalink

Flasmob planned for this Tuesday.

http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Waldorf+owner+Solterra+Group+intention+demolishing+site/7803561/story.html
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
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From: Edmonton
Posted: 2013-01-11 11:37 pm   Permalink

The most recent press release on the Waldorf's Website:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 11, 2013, Vancouver, British Columbia:

The Waldorf creative team is looking for a solution.

“The tremendous outpouring of support we’ve received from the public has been both humbling and overwhelming,” says the Waldorf creative team’s Ernesto Gomez. On Twitter, #Waldorf has been trending across Canada and independently-started online petitions have amassed over 11,000 signatures.

“At present time we are working with Mayor Robertson and the City of Vancouver to protect the Waldorf Hotel,” says Gomez. The City Manager will present a report at this Tuesday’s council meeting that would preserve its heritage values and prevent any demolition of the building. Steps are being taken to allow Waldorf Productions to continue running an arts and culture venue in Vancouver, whether it be in the current location, or, in the worst result, somewhere else.

Yesterday afternoon, Gerry Nichele, CEO of the Solterra Group released a statement regarding their recent agreement to purchase the Waldorf Hotel. To date, the Delta-based condominium developer has refused to meet with the Waldorf’s creative team.

In Solterra’s release, Nichele claims the company has “no intention of demolishing the Waldorf Hotel” and that they intend to work with the city to “improve the hotel.”

“The heritage preservation of the hotel is important to us but this massive public reaction is about the destruction of a beloved cultural institution. The creative community of Vancouver is galvanized in its overwhelming support for Waldorf Productions and its creative team,” says Gomez.

“We’re in it for the long haul,” he continues. “Sixty people have lost their jobs, countless artists, musicians, and independent entrepreneurs are being displaced and the city is losing one of its most beloved institutions. We are in discussions with the current landlord and we are hopeful that Solterra will respond to this watershed moment in a constructive manner.”

[followed by a series of quotes in support of the Waldorf]

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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
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From: Calgary
Posted: 2013-01-12 5:55 pm   Permalink

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/mayor-robertson-hopes-city-can-help-save-waldorf/article7234016/


Well, that last sentence is certainly more reassuring...


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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-01-13 08:47 am   Permalink

Great, great news! Giving an old pragmatic like myself hope for humanity.

 
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Kilaueakyd
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Joined: Nov 20, 2012
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From: The active crater
Posted: 2013-01-18 12:09 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the info. SweetDaddyT, so is it closed for now? I had a trip planned for late August. Never been and gotta see it.

 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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From: Edmonton
Posted: 2013-01-18 6:03 pm   Permalink

Apparently so, Kilaueakyd. According to Waldorf website, the creative team that has been running the place (the ones who did the reno in 2010) are moving their assets out and vacating the premises on Monday. So the hotel will be closed this summer unless the current owner decides to open it until the new owner (the condo developer) takes possession in September (which seems unlikely, but who knows?)

The condo company has stated they're going to retain the building, but who knows what shape that will take - sports bar? ultra lounge?
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Kilaueakyd
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From: The active crater
Posted: 2013-01-18 8:27 pm   Permalink

Tears are forming in my eyes as I speak.This just came in from the petition site:(

Negotiations between Solterra and Waldorf Productions have broken down. The Waldorf will be shut-down this Sunday.

You can do something right now: Send Solterra a message about what this loss will mean to you.

Solterra needs to know what's being lost >>
www.genwhymedia.ca/savethewaldorf"

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MoonBeach
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Joined: Jun 03, 2010
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From: Vancouver BC
Posted: 2013-01-18 11:20 pm   Permalink

Happily no demolition can happen for four months. No-one wants that anyways.

 
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Kilaueakyd
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Joined: Nov 20, 2012
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From: The active crater
Posted: 2013-01-21 9:14 pm   Permalink

So Saturday was the last dance. I hope it stays intact when the condos go up. I wonder if the Waldorf group is taking the contents?

 
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galtiki
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Posted: 2013-03-07 05:31 am   Permalink

Heading to VANCOUVER, BC next week.

What's going on with the WALDORF? On their site they still list "Our famous Tahitian Lounge, Polynesian Cabaret Room and Menehune Room are available for private functions and parties." Is it worth a visit to see if I can have a peek around? Are the Leetegs still there?

And of this bit found in an article. Is this bar up and running?
"Other Tiki enthusiasts in Vancouver may be relieved to know that Ms. Schaub and her husband are opening a Tiki bar of their own next month on Main Street."

All/any tiki tips and info appreciated!


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-03-07 06:54 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-01-18 20:27, Kilaueakyd wrote:
Tears are forming in my eyes as I speak.This just came in from the petition site:(

Negotiations between Solterra and Waldorf Productions have broken down. The Waldorf will be shut-down this Sunday.

You can do something right now: Send Solterra a message about what this loss will mean to you.

Solterra needs to know what's being lost >> http://www.genwhymedia.ca/savethewaldorf"



Typical: When the first swelling of public protest appears, the local politicians and the developer pretend to "be sensitive" to the public outcry and act like things are being reconsidered, then the developer just sits and waits, draws out the process, makes impossible demands, and when the media's attention has moved on to the other things, -BAM!- they proceed with their initial plan like nothing ever happened.


 
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hawaiibg
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Joined: Mar 05, 2013
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Posted: 2013-03-07 9:55 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-03-07 05:31, galtiki wrote:
Heading to VANCOUVER, BC next week.

What's going on with the WALDORF? On their site they still list "Our famous Tahitian Lounge, Polynesian Cabaret Room and Menehune Room are available for private functions and parties." Is it worth a visit to see if I can have a peek around? Are the Leetegs still there?

And of this bit found in an article. Is this bar up and running?
"Other Tiki enthusiasts in Vancouver may be relieved to know that Ms. Schaub and her husband are opening a Tiki bar of their own next month on Main Street."

All/any tiki tips and info appreciated!


I think this is what they are referring to
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Shameful-Tiki-Room/579285192083653

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MoonBeach
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Joined: Jun 03, 2010
Posts: 12
From: Vancouver BC
Posted: 2013-03-20 1:33 pm   Permalink

"The Tiki Lounge at The Waldorf Hotel reopens tonight at 1489 E. Hastings St., www.waldorfhotel. com. Open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 7 p.m. till late."


 
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