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The Mainlander, Clayton, MO (restaurant)
Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2017-01-29 11:35 am   Permalink

Some newspaper articles and ads from the Mainlander.

We get a peak at the interior at the staff and the Witco fountain in this ad.



The exterior from a news article about a shooting at the restaurant!




Various ads









DC


 
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TabooDan
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From: AB, Canada
Posted: 2017-01-29 4:04 pm   Permalink

FINALLY! A picture of the outside! Whether it's a double murder or not, it's got to be seen!!

I like the Mainlander sign on the wall like that. It makes the letters pop.....just like all the bullets flying around!

Great work DC!!
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Johnny Dollar
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From: Columbus, Ohiya
Posted: 2017-01-30 09:24 am   Permalink

AWESOME, DUSTYCAJUN! you have fulfilled one of my wishes to get a glimpse of the exterior!!!

mahalo!!!!!!!!!


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-31 09:20 am   Permalink

Thanks guys, always nice to find a new image of a yet unseen restaurant exterior. Here are a few more ads from the Mainlander with the great Witco Tiki from the early 1960s.






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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2017-01-31 12:55 pm   Permalink

Indeed, a never before seen sight! Wonder what that architectural screen was made of....

And what date was that shooting article? Maybe already in downturn of the neighborhood, and influencing the demise of the place? Two killed is not small fries...


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-31 2:18 pm   Permalink

Bigbro,

The Mainlander opened July 3, 1962. Here is an article describing the place on opening day.



The shootings occurred in 1971. Marion Miller left the ivories at the Mainlander and started his own Polynesian joint called the Luau in 1974.



The restaurant closed in 1977. A nice long 15-year run.



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Johnny Dollar
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From: Columbus, Ohiya
Posted: 2017-02-01 04:43 am   Permalink

awesome sleuthing, DC!

it has been a desire of mine to try to meet up with Marion Miller and interview him about his time at the Mainlander, and now knowing, about his own Luau place...

i know he was playing piano in Nordstrom department store in West County Shopping Center at some point... and he comes up in several St. Louis area newspapers, but since I don't live in St. Louis and haven't had the time, I have never connected with him...


 
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2017-04-07 06:01 am   Permalink

here's another set of photos of the Mainlander menu, for the record...









 
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From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2017-07-09 4:45 pm   Permalink



 
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 7 days ago; 09:20 am   Permalink

here's another article about the Mainlander:

http://www.losttables.com/tiki/tiki.htm
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