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Hawaiian Village, Tampa, FL (restaurant), Tampa, FL (restaurant)
senioraqua
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2009-10-12 5:58 pm   Permalink

Name:Hawaiian Village, Tampa, FL (restaurant)
Type:restaurant
Street:2522 N. Dale Mabry, US Hwy 92
City:Tampa
State:FL
Zip:33607
country:USA
Phone:813-877-5871
Status:defunct

Description:
Hawaiian Village was a massive Polynesian themed complex that offered a slice of \"Hawaii In Tampa\". There were several dining rooms including a Polynesian floor show, a cocktail lounge, and coffee shop.



 
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senioraqua
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2009-10-12 6:27 pm   Permalink

Here are some nuggets culled from The Tampa Times microfilm.









 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-10-12 6:38 pm   Permalink

Senioraqua,

Nice research.

I have a few postcards from the famous Hawaiian Village in Tampa.





Here are a few blow-ups of the Hawaiian Village card.



This graphic is from the menu


Nice Outrigger in the dining room.


Great mural on the wall


These pics are from the hotel brochure






DC


 
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senioraqua
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2009-10-12 6:58 pm   Permalink

Mahalo for the postcards DC

HV menus:
Dinner

Lunch

Breakfast

Drinks


Dessert



 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-10-12 8:02 pm   Permalink

Wow, that's a great collection of menus. Don't think I have seen the dessert menu before.

Here is the killer matchbook from the Hawaiian Village.





They had a lot of wild mugs, here is one of them.





DC


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-10-12 9:05 pm   Permalink

Senioraqua,

Just noticed on the drink menu the Hawaiian Eye drink which came in that weird face-in-the-mug Good Luck mug.







Looks like this one and the Barrel of Rum were add on drinks after the menu was printed.


DC


 
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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2009-10-13 05:02 am   Permalink

Here's some stuff from my collection including the matchbook that launched a thousand copycats...well maybe not a thousand. The mug put me back twelve and a half cents. Two for a quarter.





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martian-tiki
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Posted: 2009-10-28 3:31 pm   Permalink

This was on ebay a few weeks ago.
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2009-12-27 3:44 pm   Permalink

I recently obtained this postcard with an artist's rendering of the restaurant. If the artwork is true to life, then it looks like they had a handful of nice big tikis on the grounds.










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abstractiki
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Posted: 2009-12-27 6:54 pm   Permalink

Here's an old snapshot pic of Hawaiian Village I got from Jordan Smith. Thanks Jordan!






 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2011-03-11 09:25 am   Permalink



The good old days of live accordian music at Happy Hour in the TIki bar!
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2011-03-12 05:52 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-03-11 09:25, Swanky wrote:
The good old days of live accordian music at Happy Hour in the TIki bar!



True true...that and Hammond organ playing, too.


 
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kiara
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Posted: 2011-06-10 4:36 pm   Permalink

Here's A nice crisp color shot of Hawaiian village Tampa I found recently. Look close at how many tikis are around the pool.



 
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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2012-08-01 09:31 am   Permalink

Well, unbeknownst to most folks outside of Tampa, a few years ago the Hawaiian Village was purchased by a local restaurant chain called "the green iguana". The old Hawaiian Village had been turned into a Days Inn, and Green Iguana converted the restaurant out front, and reopened part of it as the Hawaiian Village, mainly as a concert venue.

It just so happens that my neighbor is a red bull rep and is good friends with the owners. For a while there I had her talking to them about having me do some tikis for them, but it kinda never happened.

And then the news hit that the property had been sold, and the whole thing would be bulldozed to make room for a car dealership...so yeah, briefly reopened, just to be closed again....

bummer...


http://www.tampabay.com/features/food/restaurants/tampas-stadium-green-iguana-hawaiian-village-to-close/1237152

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SandraDee
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Posted: 2012-08-01 10:30 am   Permalink

I am from Tampa but never got to experience the Hawaiian Village ---although it was there when i was there I was just too young. Didn't think the Green Iguana would make it in that spot.

Just what Tampa needs..another car dealership. What does that make, 300 now?

Thanks for the update.


 
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