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Latai Inn, Fripp Island, SC (restaurant)
Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2010-03-30 4:45 pm   Permalink

Name:Latai Inn
Type:restaurant
Street:201 Tarpon Boulevard
City:Fripp Island
State:SC
Zip:29920
country:USA
Phone:(843) 838-2131
Status:defunct

Description:
I had a tough time tracking down any information on the Latai Inn. All I came up with was an article on a musician who had played there and a few things about the property and the owner. It had a restaurant and a bar, and I assume that at least one of them had a Polynesian theme.



 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2010-03-30 4:46 pm   Permalink

This swizzle is one of the coolest birthday presents I've ever received. I'm obsessed with the design of the Mainlander tiki. I'm always fascinated when I see that it was used at other places.


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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2792
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2010-03-30 5:09 pm   Permalink

Did a newspaper archive search and found out a little more.

The Latai Inn opened in November 1967 and was "tasteful", "luxurious" resort on an island known for its golf courses and clubs. It hosted an art show and reception in 1968. Don't know if the swizzle came from a small tiki lounge in an otherwise non-tiki Inn, or if the entire resort was Polynesian-themed. I'd love to find out more info too.


 
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