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Trader Vic's is coming back
cynfulcynner
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From: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Posted: 2004-04-12 2:09 pm   Permalink


This item was in Leah Garchik's column in the SF Chronicle today:

Harry de Wildt gave a birthday lunch for Denise Hale at Campton Place last Wednesday, at which John Traina (that's all the social stuff, now let's get to the news) said that all $50,000 shares in the new Trader Vic's have been sold, and the next step is $3.5 million in renovations to the site, the old Stars. Chipping in has a nice old-fashioned ring to it, but it also means that shareholders are likely to have special privileges, which is traditional, too. The old Trader Vic's was a place where everybody was served the same bongo bongo soup, but outsiders couldn't help notice that the swells got better tables.


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Atomic Cocktail
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From: Land O' The Next Big One-L.A.
Posted: 2004-04-12 2:45 pm   Permalink

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On 2003-04-04 23:14, donhonyc wrote:
Great news. Just hope the one they open in NYC is as cool as the original/vintage versions.



Does anyone know what is happening in the space formerly occupied by Trader Vic's NYC in the basement of the Plaza Hotel? I heard it's still not being used. Are the furnishing and decorations still intact? Might warrant an investigation.


 
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christiki295
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Posted: 2004-04-12 7:11 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-04-12 14:09, cynfulcynner wrote:

This item was in Leah Garchik's column in the SF Chronicle today:

all $50,000 shares in the new Trader Vic's have been sold, and the next step is $3.5 million in renovations to the site, the old Stars.



I hope the new cash is invested in a hurry. Trader Vic's has 12 months before the next crawl.


 
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Tiki-bot
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Posted: 2004-04-13 11:47 am   Permalink

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On 2004-03-30 21:16, ekman spiral wrote:
juno,
no need to worry AC is exactly the same, if not worse, then you left it. i presently live in OC which despite their continual raping of their past architecture and roots is not as bad as AC.... yet. (hey GRACE KELLY lived here!!)



Unfortunately the house she lived in is gone. We had our family wedding reception at a family member's house that is right across the street from where the Grace Kelly house was recently demolished. They are building another new OC McMansion in its place. I guess it could be worse: They could build a WalMart there instead of a house.

Hey, Ek, we'll be in OC for a week in July. If you're around, let's meet up.

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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2004-11-15 12:26 pm   Permalink

An off the record comment from a Vic's employee is that Arizona is next (now surprise), then Vegas (no location yet) and in a few years, Hawaii (also no location yet).
Also, Trader Vic's drink book is being re-issued!!!!
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christiki295
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Posted: 2004-11-15 7:33 pm   Permalink

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[i]On 2004-11-15 12:26, mrsmiley wrote:[/
An off the record comment from a Vic's employee is that Arizona is next (now surprise), then Vegas (no location yet) and in a few years, Hawaii (also no location yet).
Also, Trader Vic's drink book is being re-issued!!!!





Mahalo for the update, Mr.Smiley.


 
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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2004-11-16 12:19 am   Permalink


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On 2004-11-15 12:26, mrsmiley wrote:
An off the record comment from a Vic's employee is that in a few years, Hawaii (also no location yet).




[ This Message was edited by: filslash 2008-09-13 11:20 ]


 
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Cultjam
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Posted: 2005-02-02 11:36 pm   Permalink

My tiki kharma must be dead on lately because I rarely read the paper but the cool dining section caught my eye in the lunchroom today. Read and enjoy!

Scroll down to Trader Vic's Returns
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Cultjam
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Posted: 2005-02-02 11:48 pm   Permalink

Link to the Hotel Valley Ho website were Trader Vic's will be located has finally been updated with construction pics. I drive by frequently...they are busy!

Hotel Valley Ho website
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martiki
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Posted: 2005-02-03 09:33 am   Permalink

That is incredibly promising. Sounds like Vic's is franchising again. With a chef who wants to keep it old school and set in such a beautiful hotel, my optimism meter is running high!

 
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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2005-02-03 10:16 am   Permalink

This is a beautiful hotel, looking at it from the website.
I did not know it existed.
A definite Tiki Central gathering when Trader Vics opens!


 
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dangergirl299
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Posted: 2005-02-03 11:23 am   Permalink

keep snooty michael bauer out of the place!

 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2005-02-03 8:20 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-11-15 12:26, mrsmiley wrote:

Also, Trader Vic's drink book is being re-issued!!!!




Wow, I must have an original copy - who knew?


 
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Urban Tiki
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Posted: 2005-02-04 10:10 am   Permalink

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On 2004-04-12 14:45, Atomic Cocktail wrote:
Quote:

On 2003-04-04 23:14, donhonyc wrote:
Great news. Just hope the one they open in NYC is as cool as the original/vintage versions.



Does anyone know what is happening in the space formerly occupied by Trader Vic's NYC in the basement of the Plaza Hotel? I heard it's still not being used. Are the furnishing and decorations still intact? Might warrant an investigation.



Maybe a little late for a response, but I just noticed the post. I live a few blocks from the Plaza, and there is currently nothing there. There was a nightclub there for a while (I went in out of curiosity, but it was heartbreaking to see), so it is definitely not intact.

I am hoping and praying for a return to NYC of the good Trader. Interestingly enough, there is still a brass sign next to the fire hose "siamese" connection that says "Trader Vic's". I am getting a digital camera next week and I want to get a picture of that. I can post it if anyone cares.


 
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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2005-02-04 10:30 am   Permalink



I live a few blocks from the Plaza, and there is currently nothing there. There was a nightclub there for a while (I went in out of curiosity, but it was heartbreaking to see), so it is definitely not intact.

I am hoping and praying for a return to NYC of the good Trader. Interestingly enough, there is still a brass sign next to the fire hose "siamese" connection that says "Trader Vic's". I am getting a digital camera next week and I want to get a picture of that. I can post it if anyone cares.
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