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The Little Hut, Vero Beach, FL (restaurant)
Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4396
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-07-17 4:39 pm   Permalink

Name:The Little Hut
Type:restaurant
Street:10 Royal Palm Blvd.
City:Vero Beach
State:FL
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

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Picked up this postcard from The Little Hut Restaurant located in Vero Beach, FL.



Here is the info from the back of the card. Standard 60's fare with the Bambu Room and the Little Hula Hut Gift shop.



Looks like the same architect (Franklin Hughes) did this one and the Luau in Miami Beach with that distinctive stone wall monument sign.






Here are a couple of close ups. Check out the space-age looking Tikis.






They also look like the same work as the ones done for the Luau by the artist Lewis Van Dercar as shown here.





This is a link to Bigbro's discussion on the subject.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=7197&forum=1&start=0


Florida sure had the Tiki going on. Be interesting to find out about the connection of these two places.

DC



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puamana
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Joined: Aug 02, 2002
Posts: 291
From: Seattle, WA
Posted: 2009-07-18 08:19 am   Permalink

nice post, DC ! I love the lettering used on both the Luau & Hut exteriors... Here's a lunch menu, with mention of Bobbie Burks as decorator:





 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3530
From: HELL
Posted: 2009-07-18 1:45 pm   Permalink

the hut is currently still there but it's now calvetti hair and body salon or something...the rock wall, the hut entrance and building are still there but run down...i checked out the address by googling it and looked at the streetside view.....you have to move the cursor west of where google dumps you off and you will see it as it looks today....



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Bora Boris
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From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2009-07-18 2:52 pm   Permalink





Not the same angle but with Tipsy's help there is The Little Hut in 2009.



I like the back of the menu illustration a lot, it seems to say "You want a Polynesian Restaurant? Get yourself a Tiki, a bridge, some thatch and a rock wall and you're good to go."


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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-07-18 2:54 pm   Permalink

Puamana,

Awesome find on that menu. The graphic looks just like the alien Tiki out front.

Tipsy,

Here are a few more images of Cavelleti's Hair Salon in comparison to The Little Hut.







DC

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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-07-18 3:29 pm   Permalink

Wow guys, good work, that space alien Tiki is the too cool, looks very much like a Van DerCar, I agree. What a crazy place, Poly pop inspired people to such nutty things!

 
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VeroTiki
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Joined: Mar 11, 2009
Posts: 43
From: Vero Beach, Florida
Posted: 2009-07-20 09:33 am   Permalink

That's cool--it became Bahama Joe's after this (before it became Calvetti's salon). I wonder how many other Tiki buildings were in Vero Beach. Thanks for the great pictures!

 
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howlinowl
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Joined: Jul 20, 2008
Posts: 174
From: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posted: 19 days ago; 12:17 pm   Permalink

Had business in Sebastian and figured since I was passing by Vero, I'd swing by the Little Hut.





Nice location on the river.

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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 19 days ago; 12:26 pm   Permalink

Did you look behind the plants for that alien TIki back there?

 
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howlinowl
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From: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posted: 19 days ago; 1:00 pm   Permalink

No, too many people there. Maybe if I had printed out the postcard image and told them what I was looking for, they might have let me look. But I couldn't just start digging into their foliage, at least not with the risk of arrest.

There is a restaurant next door, I'm guessing that the front part was partitioned off into the hair stylist and the whole building was probably the restaurant.

howlinowl


 
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