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Trader Vic's Bev Hills closing THIS TUESDAY???!!! . . .
tikiyaki
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2010-02-20 07:36 am   Permalink

I also concur with the douchebag assessment.



 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8946
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2010-02-20 10:09 am   Permalink

lame.....

they close vics, saying they are going to tear down the building to make condos.
then the economy goes in the S tank, so they open up this crappy same as every other lounge.

this its one of the many things wrong with this world.

Jeff(btd)



 
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icebaer69
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Posted: 2010-02-20 12:21 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-02-20 10:09, bigtikidude wrote:
... tear down the building to make condos ...


are those condo/waldorf-astoria-plans ...
http://articles.latimes.com/2007/jan/19/business/fi-hilton19
... "officially" cancelled (until further notice) ?

that whole desaster reminds me of the implosion of the stardust in las vegas -
now (and probably for many years to come) just an empty lot



ps:

"...
bar210 (pronounced two-one-oh) and
plush, a dual lounge and nightclub with small plates
controlled by Top Cheffer and ex-Bazaar alum, Marcel Vigneron.
..."

i wonder which knucklehead...ehmmm, sorry ... which "marketing genius"
created the names "BAR210" and "PLUSH" ? ? ?
this clown should slap himself in the face 48hours/day ...



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Tom Slick
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Joined: Aug 26, 2005
Posts: 1092
From: The Beaches of South Bay, SoCal
Posted: 2010-02-21 01:16 am   Permalink

Fuck it, I'll dare say it. Its our dumb corporate mentality that "Everything is for sale to anyone", has ruined the whole United States. The ignorant douchebag, first generation Israeli Jewish guy who bought the Beverly Hilton doesn't have a clue about "American Culture"-anything, and really doesn't care.

I blame everyone who sells chunks of America to "Foreign investments". I can assure all of you, I'm not a racist, and I'm not naive to how this country was founded. My problem lies with the people who cheat and abuse the system for nothing more than self gain. Having no respect for anything, Do you think that Beny Algerem went through the whole process of immigration and got sworn in at Dodger Stadium, or did he flash some cash and sneak under the ropes?

The truth of the matter is that at one time, people used to trade in their past country ways and made an effort to learn to live as an "American" and learned to understand what it stood for. This can include paying respect to our past, as well as looking towards our future...They used to leave behind most, if not all of their political stances and tried to co-exist and blend with the Ideals of being American.
Now people move here with dual citizenships, visas, resident alien cards, and take advantage of our Government funded educational system that enable foreign students to qualify for grants and zero percent interest loans. Then themselves or others are allowed to buy businesses with zero percent loans from the Government, and the rest is downhill. If you don't think it's true, just take a ride to downtown L.A., or cruise by MacArthur park someday, and see who bought up what, and who owns things...Nothing says America nowadays like the words "For Sale to anyone with money(including non-citizens)" and "Hip Hop".

Yea, I'm in a bit of a pissy mood, but these things bother me. Yet, I digress, I'm just as upset at Trader Vic's and the BH City Council for allowing this atrocity to happen instead of fighting to keep TVBH, just as much as I want to kick Benny Algerem in the nuts for buying a historically rich and complex hotel like the Hilton, just to plan to renovate it into some Dubai styled Tower/ultra lounge/ultra "sheik" oasis. I wish people would check credentials, BEFORE checking the wallets of potential buyers!
Trader Vic's was dessimated because of an owners lack of understanding of American Culture, Iconic Landmark, and ignorance of a Historically rich location.
It is a definate shame that money is the only thing that counts anymore.


 
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Coco Joe
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From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2010-02-21 01:26 am   Permalink

Tom for Governor!

 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-02-21 08:30 am   Permalink

Preach on, Brother Tom!

Seriously, folks, if there's a cool bar, store, club or anything else around you, patronize it & support it in any way you can. If you don't, it will make it that much easier for the owner to take Walgreen's check & ride off into the sunset. I try to hit one of these places every week & weather it's a restaurant, bar, diner, store, bowling alley or drive-in theater, I always leave with a smile on my face & for just a short time, I get to forget all the dismal stuff going on in this world of ours.


 
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virani
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1438
From: Volcanic area of France
Posted: 2010-02-21 08:49 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-02-20 12:21, icebaer69 wrote:
ps:

"...
bar210 (pronounced two-one-oh) and
plush, a dual lounge and nightclub with small plates
controlled by Top Cheffer and ex-Bazaar alum, Marcel Vigneron.
..."

i wonder which knucklehead...ehmmm, sorry ... which "marketing genius"
created the names "BAR210" and "PLUSH" ? ? ?
this clown should slap himself in the face 48hours/day ...





Here is the great biography of that 29 years old Marcel Vigneron (I looked for it, as I was scared he could be french) :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Vigneron




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TikiTomD
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Joined: Sep 20, 2009
Posts: 684
From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2010-02-21 08:56 am   Permalink

Good advice, Big Kahuna. You just never know when it is to be your last chance. Looks like my last chance for the Beverly Hills Trader Vic's was March 2003 while I was in LA to visit some friends. The same thing happened to my favorite Key West restaurant, Martha's. Last time I was there, it was two days before it was to shut its doors forever, to be replaced by condos.

For those of us on the Space Coast of Florida, enjoy it before many of your favorite digs are threatened by the looming economic disaster to come with the flyout of the Space Shuttle later this year.



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Bora Boris
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2595
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2010-02-21 09:39 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-02-21 08:49, virani wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-02-20 12:21, icebaer69 wrote:
ps:

"...
bar210 (pronounced two-one-oh) and
plush, a dual lounge and nightclub with small plates
controlled by Top Cheffer and ex-Bazaar alum, Marcel Vigneron.
..."

i wonder which knucklehead...ehmmm, sorry ... which "marketing genius"
created the names "BAR210" and "PLUSH" ? ? ?
this clown should slap himself in the face 48hours/day ...




Here is the great biography of that 29 years old Marcel Vigneron (I looked for it, as I was scared he could be french) :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Vigneron



How fitting that such a lame place has such a lame Chef. Marcel is probably the most despised Chef in Top Chef’s short history and he’s such a social disaster that he now brings a bodyguard to his public appearances. I suppose getting hit in the face with a bottle will do that to you.



I know that Marcel had nothing to do with the closing of this Trader Vic's but just look at him, somehow it's gotta be his fault.

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MauiRose
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Posts: 169
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2010-02-21 5:12 pm   Permalink

So wasteful to close a landmark and then not even follow through on the original plan.

Hopefully the Fairmont San Francisco will take note...


 
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JOHN-O
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Joined: May 16, 2008
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From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2010-02-21 11:36 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-02-21 08:30, Big Kahuna wrote:
Preach on, Brother Tom!

Seriously, folks, if there's a cool bar, store, club or anything else around you, patronize it & support it in any way you can. If you don't, it will make it that much easier for the owner to take Walgreen's check & ride off into the sunset.....


Agreed. On that note I hope So CA members here are supporting other mid-century historic gems like Musso & Frank, Clifton's Cafeteria, Taix, Billingsley's, etc. Some of these places are really hurting in this economy and could use the business.

If your attitude is "I don't care about those places because they're not Tiki" how can you expect non-Tikiphiles to be sympathetic towards the places you cherish?

[ This Message was edited by: JOHN-O 2010-02-21 23:42 ]


 
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mrsmiley
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 3174
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2010-02-22 11:30 am   Permalink

RAZZ !!!

 
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