||House of Tiki is (sadly) Closing Our Hut
Joined: May 05, 2003
From: OC via Kailua via Dogtown via Mammoth
|Posted: 2009-09-04 12:17 pm  Permalink|
It's been a long journey (eight wonderful years!) filled with lots of great memories. As many of you know, we made a huge effort to survive after having to leave our Newport Blvd. location. And we wish to thank ALL of you who have supported us through the years.
Please stop by to say "Aloha" to our little shop and House of Tiki 'ohana.
We are having a clearance sale on Saturday, Sept. 12th, 10 am to 6 pm.
Bring the keikis for a free shave ice.
Many MAHALOS for your support!
House of Tiki is located at 660 West 17th Street, Hut #30, in Costa Mesa, CA
A Hui Ho! Wes
SAVE THE WORLD, BUY BAMBOO!!
House of Tiki "THE ULTIMATE STORE FOR ISLAND DECOR"!!!
660 W. 17th Street,
[ This Message was edited by: shakatiki 2009-09-04 12:19 ]
Joined: Jun 17, 2009
|Posted: 2009-09-04 12:42 pm  Permalink|
I am so sad to hear that you are closing!! Dave and I will definately stop by and say hi.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade....Then find someone who's life gave them vodka and have a party!!!
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Jun 03, 2005
|Posted: 2009-09-04 1:15 pm  Permalink|
Sorry to hear the sad news. I was lucky enough to stop by the old shop on a few of my trips out to So Cal. Best of luck with your future endevors.
Joined: Jan 04, 2003
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
|Posted: 2009-09-04 1:25 pm  Permalink|
Bummer Wes. Hope you can catch the next wave and ride like you've never ridden before.
(Hello all my relatives)
Joined: Mar 04, 2003
From: Vista, CA
|Posted: 2009-09-04 1:54 pm  Permalink|
Im sorry to hear it Wes.
Your shop was always a favorite of mine to visit when I was in Costa Mesa.
May these economic times just resolve themselves soon and get us ALL out of this funk..
|Atomic Tiki Punk|
Joined: Jul 19, 2009
From: Costa Misery
|Posted: 2009-09-04 2:02 pm  Permalink|
I was very sad to hear of this, Wes & Pua are the best people you can know
Costa Mesa will be a less interesting place without the "House of Tiki".
Please all come down to the store, say hello & let them know that they will be missed.
Now Punk & Tiki mix well, like a Mai Tai with attitude.
But what do I know? I am just a punk with a Mai Tai.
The Moai see, the Moai like!
Joined: Nov 21, 2006
From: North Shore, O'ahu, to OC, Cali.
|Posted: 2009-09-04 6:08 pm  Permalink|
And thanks to everyone who has called, written, and come in to the store today to give us some Aloha. It's really helped.
Please don't forget to come see us on September 12th. We'd really appreciate it.
Malama Pono, Pua
Joined: May 07, 2008
From: Portland, OR
|Posted: 2009-09-04 7:19 pm  Permalink|
I'm so sorry to hear the news. If only we were closer to be able to come by. Good luck with everything!
Joined: Sep 21, 2003
From: Yucaipa, CA
|Posted: 2009-09-04 8:26 pm  Permalink|
Very sad news.
It's the end of an era. House of Tiki was the last remaining place on my old Tiki Shopping Tour. I would hit Joe's Aloha Collectibles, Ron Jon's, Hilo Hattie, House of Tiki and Switched on Gallery every few weeks.
Thanks for always providing great tiki merchandise. You'll certainly be missed.
Joined: May 03, 2007
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
|Posted: 2009-09-05 11:47 am  Permalink|
We have all been effected by this awful economy, I know my insurance brokerage has
been.... big time .We will all miss our little piece of Aloha in CM.I will definitely
stop by and say hello and buy some stuff .Best of luck to you Wes and all your future
Joined: Dec 13, 2007
From: PALM SPRINGSVILLE
|Posted: 2009-09-05 1:21 pm  Permalink|
This was the place were I purchased my first tiki. I always loved the lay out and the employees were always great and seemed like family.
As I am very sad to see this end,you never what may come of this in the future...........Wes and the crew are true friends to tiki and I wouldn't
be shocked to see them find another way to express their love of tiki in the future.
Even though I no longer live in O.C. I loved knowing it was an option when I came into town.
Thank you for starting me out on my tiki quest
Joined: Sep 26, 2006
From: BA Arg
|Posted: 2009-09-06 12:30 pm  Permalink|
Oh I'm so sorry to hear that, you are such nice people. thanks so much for being so kind to me, I appreciate it a lot, you seems like family more than business people, I guess that's bad thing lately... But it isn't it's inspiring. much aloha to you all!
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2009-09-06 1:51 pm  Permalink|
As it drags on, this economy slump is making it harder and harder for a lot of small businesses to stay afloat, it sucks especially when the good ones bite the dust.
Grand Member (7 years)
Joined: May 18, 2004
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
|Posted: 2009-09-06 7:50 pm  Permalink|
Wes and Pua....
So sorry to hear that H.O.T is going out. Ever since I visited there several years ago, I've been a fan.
Please follow this ling to the bottom of the page to fin a blog post I did on the Hot Lava Java Grand Opening. To me, the original House of Tiki location was my favorite, and I LOVED the Hot Lava Java coffee house idea.
I could spend a good 2 hours just hangin in House of Tiki, and it will be sadly missed.
This economic recession just sucks.
Thanx for being there and having a great store guys...I'm sad to see you go.
Joined: Aug 04, 2006
From: Surf's Up, Los Angeles!
|Posted: 2009-09-06 10:18 pm  Permalink|
This is sad Tiki news, indeed. Great store and nice people running it.
I think we all hope that you continue to sell your fine wares via the internet. (Will you?)
I love my bracelet and bamboo purse that I bought from your booth at Oasis this year. Quality merchandise!
Mahalo for providing a great shopping experience for us all in O.C. Raising a Tiki mug to you for new and profitable adventures in your future!