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EPCOTExplorer
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Posted: 2014-06-11 06:38 am   Permalink

If this were still open, it would be MINUTES from my house.

I skimmed most of the thread- is the building still around? Any relics to take pictures of?
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2014-06-12 05:26 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-06-11 06:38, EPCOTExplorer wrote:
is the building still around? Any relics to take pictures of?




Sadly, no. It is an empty lot right now.




 
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EPCOTExplorer
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Posted: 2014-06-12 5:03 pm   Permalink

Oh, PAINFUL.

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2014-09-30 4:16 pm   Permalink

I picked up a new postcard from the Luau restaurant in Miami Beach that I have not seen before.

Shows views of the dancers and the Luau sign out front.



A close up where we get a peek at one of the Van De Carr sculptures.




These pics show a more conventional looking fernwood type Tiki.






Back of the card.

Saronged serving maidens in the new Surfboard Bar.... that sound familiar (think Mai Kai!).



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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2014-10-02 2:46 pm   Permalink

COOL card! Makes me want to see those Van Dercar statues even more!

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2014-10-17 6:22 pm   Permalink

Another ad listing the Luau II at the Marco Polo Hotel. This one was from 1970 which looks like the year the second Luau opened.



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Humuhumu
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Posted: 8 days ago; 11:14 am   Permalink



Eva Bisch, who was the main Mystery Girl at the Luau in Miami Beach during the 1960s, has shared a number of her personal mementos with Critiki. Eva is the woman seen serving Trader Syd in that classic Luau postcard, and she was the face for the Luau in many ads during her seven years with the restaurant. Here's the article on Critiki News: Mementos from a 1960s Mystery Girl at the Luau in Miami Beach

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