Grand Member (7 years)
Joined: Apr 03, 2008
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
|Posted: 2012-09-09 1:20 pm  Permalink|
I came to own the *discarded but real* "Nu Bamboo" bar sign from the Nu Bamboo as seen in the photo on the nubamboolounge.com web site. It's missing a few pieces of bamboo, most of which I have, but I'm wondering if this has any value as any kind of "past Florida" tiki relic? (I think probably none, but I hesitate to throw it away.) I've always held that the Nu Bamboo was mostly a vehicle to cash in on the success of the old Big Bamboo Lounge and therefore probably had little if any real relevance to all things tiki. The place, to me, went through a period of strange operating hours (was never open when I showed up) and then relocated from the original motel location and closed so quickly afterwards that I never was able to make it out there to visit. Can anyone comment on what tiki relevance this place might have had, if any?
Me and my friends still tell wild stories about the old Big Bamboo Lounge in Kissimmee. I really miss that place.