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The Beachcomber, Calgary, Canada (restaurant)
Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5111
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-12-18 6:55 pm   Permalink

Name:The Beachcomber
Type:restaurant
Street:611 7th Avenue S.W.
City:Calgary
State:
Zip:
country:Canada
Phone:
Status:defunct

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I have been doing a little research on The Beachcomber restaurant that was located in Calgary. It was the fifth Beachcomber restaurant opened in the chain.





I found this article from 1966 announcing the expansion of the Calgary restaurant with a new dining room.






Photo of the interior.


Some of the story.





Entertainment ads.






The restaurant burned down in 1972 and a Fireman died in the blaze.







Have not seen a postcard or other photo evidence from this one.

DC



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-12-18 7:29 pm   Permalink

Wow, looks like it had a great facade, front entrance, and sign. None of the Canadian Tiki agents have any photos of that?



 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1329
From: Calgary
Posted: 2011-12-18 7:37 pm   Permalink

I've been waiting patiently to get photos of this. I've seen photos of the exterior during the fire. Good clear ones...but alas, I haven't been able to secure them yet.

Where o' where are you finding this stuff dustycajun? I just looked allover the net for the photos of the fire recently and it brought up zip.



 
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Brandomoai
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Joined: Mar 05, 2008
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From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posted: 2011-12-19 2:11 pm   Permalink

DC has enough CanCon to make the CRTC proud! I think he's secretly Canadian... Dustycanajun!

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Slacks Ferret
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From: Calgary
Posted: 2015-01-26 8:46 pm   Permalink

As mentioned before, the Beachcomber fire was an infamous one in Calgary's history, due to the fact that a firefighter lost his life at that blaze. Outside Calgary City Hall there is a firefighters memorial which features a few photo etchings.




One of these is of the Beachcomber fire. it's hard to photograph this etched photo off the monument, but here's my attempt:







It feels a bit tacky to post this, but perhaps someone else will find these pictures interesting...



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Kilaueakyd
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Joined: Nov 20, 2012
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From: The active crater
Posted: 2015-02-11 12:31 pm   Permalink

Very interesting. Thanks for the photos. I love this stuff

 
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Kilaueakyd
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From: The active crater
Posted: 2015-11-17 11:51 am   Permalink

We gotta find some more stuff on this place. It looked so stunning. I have never seen any pictures of the inside. I also wonder how the fire started. I know they renamed it Lucifer's after a fireman died there.

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7954
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2018-05-22 06:14 am   Permalink

Per ooga mooga:

From The Beachcomber, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, a Tiki Location

This small tiki mug was used at the Beachcomber restaurant in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for serving Coffee Grog. The mug is olive green, with a handle on the side and a Ku-life face on each side. Identical to the Napco design depicted on page 48 of Tiki Quest, aside from the different glaze c





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