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Happy Island Inn, Clearwater Beach, FL (hotel)
Mo-Eye
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Joined: May 17, 2006
Posts: 629
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Posted: 2009-05-11 01:43 am   Permalink

Name:Happy Island Inn
Type:hotel
Street:100 Coronado Dr.
City:Clearwater Beach
State:FL
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:

Stumbled upon this very short article about this unknown place, from the March 17, 1972 Evening Independent:


"Happy Island Inn Opening Exotic Lounge"

"The Happy Island Inn, 100 Coronado Drive, is opening the Far East cocktail lounge March 26. The newly remodeled facilities will incorporate South Pacific decor providing a hut type atmosphere. The 150 seat lounge is scheduled to feature Jim Stafford daily and cocktails will be sreed beginning at 5pm. The Happy Island Inn is operated by Bob Barnett."


I also found this 1972 ad



The odd thing is that this ad calls the place "Beach Shack", instead of the "Far East" name in the article.


Here's a postcard of the hotel from the water






[ This Message was edited by: Mo-Eye 2009-05-11 01:54 ]


 
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