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Save the Waldorf Hotel
Kilaueakyd
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Joined: Nov 20, 2012
Posts: 55
From: The active crater
Posted: 2013-01-17 10:53 pm   Permalink

I will sign. I was so looking forward to seeing it this summer.


 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-01-22 06:34 am   Permalink

So did they have to vacate?
Last I heard, negotiations had broken down.


 
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AceExplorer
Grand Member (2 years)  

Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 633
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2013-01-22 07:55 am   Permalink

I just did a quick web search and recent articles and reports (from within the past 3-7 days) seem to indicate this weekend was their last. Although, on a positive note, one site reported a week ago that the city has issued a "120-day protection order" for the Waldorf.

http://www.straight.com/news/342891/vancouver-issues-120-day-protection-order-waldorf-hotel

Anyone else have an update? I can't see the Waldorf Facebook page here at work, it may have more up-to-the-minute news. Clearly there are quite a few people in Vancouver who want to prevent the loss of this venue.


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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1184
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-01-22 11:22 am   Permalink

I just got this email from change.org

The Waldorf Hotel, as we know it, has been shut down after being sold to giant condo developer Solterra Group. Moving trucks are removing furniture and equipment today.

Our city just became more cold and costly.

Despite the closure negotiations between Solterra and Waldorf Productions creative team continue. There is a window of opportunity for a deal to be made and for the Waldorf to re-open.

For that to happen Solterra needs to feel public pressure. We have learned that Solterra does not want to be dealing with this public relations nightmare. Our actions are working.

Send Solterra a message calling on them to negotiate a fair long-term lease agreement with Waldorf Productions >>
www.savethewaldorf.ca

With hope,

Tara, Tim, Jen, Nicole, Glyn and friends on behalf of #SaveTheWaldorf

www.savethewaldorf.ca

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Captainwhoopass
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Joined: Jun 28, 2011
Posts: 22
From: Edmonton AB
Posted: 2013-01-22 11:25 am   Permalink

Thank you for the link. Just sent my message to Solterra.

 
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Dagg
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Joined: Jun 26, 2012
Posts: 295
From: Van Isle BC CA
Posted: 2013-01-22 12:30 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-01-22 11:22, tikilongbeach wrote:


Send Solterra a message calling on them to negotiate a fair long-term lease agreement with Waldorf Productions >> http://www.savethewaldorf.ca






done
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1063
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2013-01-22 5:16 pm   Permalink

"Waldorf closure spurs unprecedented civic engagement" in the Vancouver Observer.
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Mr. Ho
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Joined: Oct 09, 2005
Posts: 428
From: Boston, MA
Posted: 2013-01-26 12:35 pm   Permalink

Signed and posted the http://www.change.org/petitions/city-of-vancouver-save-the-waldorf-hotel-2# link on http://Facebook.com/orchestrotica - good luck to them!
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VampiressRN
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5507
From: Sin City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2013-01-26 4:29 pm   Permalink

Signed...best of luck on this saving effort.

 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
Posts: 775
From: NJ
Posted: 2013-01-26 5:20 pm   Permalink

I signed the petition and sent the message I hope it helps the cause!

Lori
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toadman
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Joined: Aug 07, 2011
Posts: 8
Posted: 2013-01-27 8:31 pm   Permalink

My wife and I got married in the Tiki Bar @ The Waldorf in 2010 , it is a real treasure . Sadly in todays world it has has no equal, most if not all of these spaces are long gone . I love the Tiki Bar but don't think it was utilised to it's full potential in the traditional sense , it became a DJ oriented hipster hangout with the current management , most patrons had no appreciation for the space , it's history or what it represents , or tiki culture . I honestly hope this is saved , and moving forward is preserved in the traditional sense . This may not make economic sense to the new owners ,to keep the bar as it stands , tiki is (Iknow) a niche market , but history and diversity I believe is important in every community/city , we ned to preserve things from our past

Thanks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfBOHWUOo3E

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Dagg
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Joined: Jun 26, 2012
Posts: 295
From: Van Isle BC CA
Posted: 2013-01-31 3:06 pm   Permalink

87 pages of Waldorf history!

From the facebook group

Incredible read. 87-pages of Waldorf Hotel history was collected over the past few weeks by a group of volunteers and submitted to Van City Hall staff as a "Statement of Significance." This is in support of the application to designate the Hotel as a heritage building.

City officials said they had never seen a "community-derived" submission like this before. Way to go Jen Cook, Holly Fox, et al for bringing out the best in our city.

To read the full submission
http://ge.tt/2Bymg1X/v/0?c


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MoonBeach
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Joined: Jun 03, 2010
Posts: 12
From: Vancouver BC
Posted: 2013-02-27 8:00 pm   Permalink

Waldorf Hotel rooms and cafe appear to be open for business again, lounge and downstairs available for special occasions. Hopefully they're working on getting the lounge or at least a pub open to the public on a regular hours basis. www.waldorfhotel.com

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Bora Boris
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2533
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2013-02-27 8:24 pm   Permalink

That's Great!

 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-02-28 04:30 am   Permalink

HOORAY!

 
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