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Churches that should be Tiki Bars.
Gigantalope
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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
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From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2006-10-19 07:04 am   Permalink

It often makes me sad reading of great old purpose-built Tiki Bars being demolished...the Googie and A-frame palaces that once beckoned, are now eyesores, and are cast aside in the name of "Progress"...

But...somehow from a similar time, Thousands of Avant Guarde churches from that same era survive. (Yeah, I don't get it either)

The more I thought about it, driving around, the more I see Churches that would be great Tiki Bars.

Any in your hood?

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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2006-10-19 07:36 am   Permalink

You mean like this one?

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Digitiki
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Joined: Jul 22, 2004
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From: L.A. baby!
Posted: 2006-10-19 4:32 pm   Permalink

I have often remarked (to myself) that there are many googie-esk churches out there that, with only a little thatching could look like an incredible tiki temple ala Kahiki, Kon Tiki, etc. I'll keep my eye and my camera open for some. I know there are a few in my general area too.

 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
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From: HELL
Posted: 2006-10-19 4:49 pm   Permalink

..awesome thread......I've often thought the same thing drivin' round the city.....i know of several that would make awesome tiki bars......i'll get some shots and post them soon.....

 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2006-10-19 7:26 pm   Permalink

hahaha cool thread

Love the irony too - tiki missionaries spreading the heathen word amongst the ignorant suburbanites. Should we also distribute the BoT to help enlighten them?


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Gigantalope
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From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2006-10-19 11:23 pm   Permalink

Many here have Palm Trees, fountains, little gardens, lots of parking, several rooms to send the tots while Mom and Dad get "rejuvinated Spritually"...some even adverties Palm Sunday...

I also thing Tiki Bars should be tax excempt.

Maybe they should cansil Bingo and start Oktikifest?

(Great photo Swanky)


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2006-10-20 06:28 am   Permalink

Yeah, here in Knoxville there are laws that say you have to be 100 yards from a church to open a bar. This makes it easy. Open the bar in the church! Some of the wildest and coolest architecture around here is in these churches. The one above is way off the beaten path. It looks odd to me, like the windows were covered in front. I wanna get a look inside, but am not sure just how to go about it...
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Chip and Andy
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From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2006-10-21 06:54 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-10-19 19:26, hewey wrote:
... tiki missionaries spreading the heathen word amongst the ignorant suburbanites. ....



<<Doorbell>>

<<Doorbell>>

<<The sound of latches and deadbolts being undone>>

{Missionary}Hi! Have you ever given any thought to the Kingdom from which Tiki comes from?

{Unsuspecting Housewife}What? What are you on about?

{Missionary} (Offering a Book of Tiki Style) Tiki. The original Polynesian God, the First Man. Have you ever read from the Book of Tiki?

<<Door slams>>
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2006-10-21 11:21 am   Permalink

The Painted Church on the Big Island would do well to serve tropical drinks:

http://www.hawaiipictures.com/pictures/painted_church_1.html


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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1072
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2007-09-17 10:54 pm   Permalink



I've often thought this one-time church (it's a cash register store now) would make a swell polynesian restaurant - something like this:



unfortunately it's in not such a nice neighborhood so i don't think it would really be viable.
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VampiressRN
  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5797
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-09-18 8:19 pm   Permalink

C&A Loved that!!!

I do think that many churches would make good tiki bar locations. They are usually located on prime property. I think you could kick it up a notch and actually open a church of tiki. Serve Mai Tais and Pupus, worship the carvings...I would go to services pretty regularly.


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hodadhank
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Joined: Dec 28, 2005
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From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2007-12-06 5:59 pm   Permalink

HA! What fun, but can you morph my Polynesian shop into a church?



 
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