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KAHIKI Columbus, ohio tiki bar restaurant. Lee Henry, The catalog
tikiskip
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Posted: 2018-01-03 06:58 am   Permalink

Just saw this bit on the Kahiki from the The Ohio Historical Society blog site they have a kind of sad collection of Kahiki items most of the items they have are from the end at that time the mugs were made so quick that they really suck.
But they still could not keep them in stock (you can spot these mugs as you can’t really read the bottom markings and the moai is not that definded)

Then there is this part about the fountain at the Kahiki I can remember I called one of the table lamps a “Double monkey head lamp” and Sven said "That is not a monkey head, but a New Guinea carving on that lamp base"
Heck if you do a Google search for "Double monkey head lamp" the one I made comes up.
This was a name for the lamp I came up with so Sven was right.

Can also remember somebody calling the fountain “George” within Bill Sapp’s ear and he said “George, what’s George?” they told him it was the name of the fountain and he said “It’s a Pig” He had never heard the "George" name given to it.
George fountain does not come up in a Google search FYI.

I think people here do now call the fountain “George”

Not a big deal but that’s the way I heard it, I think the “George” name came way later like after the Kahiki closed even, Think tiki people gave it the name kinda like “Steve” mug from the Stephen Crane mug from the Luau Restaurants.

“And now you know” … “The rest of the story”
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“The building could hold over 500 guests, waterfalls, tanks of fish, live birds, large drums, and an iconic monkey fountain known as George;”

This Blog was done by Emily Lang one of the Kahiki book authors.

https://www.ohiohistory.org/learn/collections/history/history-blog/2014/january-2014/the-kahiki-supper-club


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