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Trader Dick's , Sparks, NV (restaurant)
mrsmiley
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Posted: 2013-12-17 11:52 pm   Permalink

Here is your response, Tikivato.... Trader Dicks in John Ascuagas Nugget is going to be replaced by Gilleys mechanical bull! http://www.ktvn.com/story/24243456/sparks-nugget-to-add-gilleys-saloon-dance-hall-bbq crap!
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TikiVato
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Posted: 2013-12-18 12:24 am   Permalink

Thanks for the update, I was afraid something like that was going to happen. I was up there a couple of weeks ago and some of the antique shops already had signs on their Trader Dick mugs claiming that they were closing the place down.
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creativenative
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Posted: 2014-07-13 6:39 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-05-05 19:49, tikiyaki wrote:
I just got this TD Mug off of eBay...







GOTTA CHECK THIS PLACE OUT TOO.


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Can some one tell me what is the original tiki type that this mug is trying to portray, it seems Aztec like from the sides. I just pick one up at the summer trade show in Honolulu this morning.

P.S. is there a better tread for this question?
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-07-13 7:00 pm   Permalink

It's based off of Maori facial tattoos (Ta moko):


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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-04 09:33 am   Permalink

3 variations







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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 16 days ago; 4:40 pm   Permalink

Well its officially over, Trader Dick's is gone and Gilley's is open. Here are some more memories:

Snapshot of the exterior from 1959.


Newspaper ad.


Wonder what happened to all of the Tikis and decorations from the place?

News info:

Trader Dick's restaurant was closed and replaced with Gilley's Saloon and Dance Hall, and "Last Chance Joe," the 36-foot-tall prospector statue that stood at the Nugget's north entrance since 1958, was removed and relocated to the nearby Sparks Heritage Museum and Cultural Center.

At least they saved Last Chance Joe.





Ain't progress grand?



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Thrift Tiki
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Posted: 16 days ago; 5:53 pm   Permalink

Ok Dusty here is some photos that are lacking from this thread.
Last Summer Trader Dick's had an auction online and on site at a conference room at the hotel. Some friends and I went and I came away with quite a bit.

Here are some photos I took of the items for sale. A few pics are missing but this is the bulk of everything (minus some hanging lamps, menu board, tables and chairs)



































 
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Thrift Tiki
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Posted: 16 days ago; 6:00 pm   Permalink

Here are some of the items I brought home.

Pretty sad to see everything but it was pretty great to attend the auction and to take some Trader Dick's memories home














 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 15 days ago; 2:35 pm   Permalink

Tiki Thrift,

Of course, I remember the auction now. Thanks for posting the photos here.

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