||The Beachcomber, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (restaurant)
Joined: Nov 16, 2007
From: Santa Barbara, CA
|Posted: 2013-01-21 5:07 pm  Permalink|
Well, this is an interesting new find. It appears that there was a 6th Beachcomber Restaurant located at the Midtown Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan. I found an ad from December 1968 which looks like it was from when the restaurant had first opened.
As with the other Beachcombers, it was created and supervised by Mr. Jack Porter.
It was located in the Midtown Centre which was a mall that was built in 1964 on the site of the old City Hall,
All of the matchbooks I have seen list only five locations and not this one.
Why have we not heard of this one you may ask? Well this ad tells us that the restaurant was sold and renamed the Kona Kea in 1970.
Another ad from 1971 shows that it was still open a year later.
Any Canadian Tiki folks heard of this location (either The Beachcomber or Kona Kea)?
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Mar 30, 2008
From: The Anvil of the Sun
|Posted: 2013-01-21 6:01 pm  Permalink|
DC, I have a co-worker who is from Regina. She's in her early 40s, let me see what she remembers.
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Hemingway - "In this joint they don't drink to get drunk, they drink to stay drunk"