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House of Tiki is (sadly) Closing Our Hut
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Joined: May 05, 2003
Posts: 159
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
(949) 642-8454

A Hui Ho! Wes


660 W. 17th Street,

[ This Message was edited by: shakatiki 2009-09-04 12:19 ]

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Hula Mama
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Joined: Jun 17, 2009
Posts: 15
From: Corona
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!!!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 03, 2005
Posts: 1205
From: Sacramento
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.

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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3755
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.

Oki NiKsoKoWa
(Hello all my relatives)

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2385
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..


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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 7048
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!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 21, 2006
Posts: 119
From: North Shore, O'ahu, to OC, Cali.
Posted: 2009-09-04 6:08 pm   Permalink

Lance...you're awesome.

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

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Tiki Kupcake
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Joined: May 07, 2008
Posts: 362
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!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
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.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 2010
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
endeavors .

Aloha-Trader Billy

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Wildsville man
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Joined: Dec 13, 2007
Posts: 1388
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

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 1301
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!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
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.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 2722
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.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 04, 2006
Posts: 413
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!

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