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Bahooka To Be Reborn!
lucas vigor
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Joined: May 12, 2004
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From: SOCAL
Posted: 2013-04-01 07:27 am   Permalink

Any service industry "owes" it's customers. Customers are the reason a business exists. If this was a private bar in someone's house...that's different.

 
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tikijackskeleton
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Joined: Dec 30, 2012
Posts: 51
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2013-04-01 1:28 pm   Permalink

If you don't think they gave you advance warning in every sense that they could have to plan accordingly, then I have no words for you.

Does it suck that they closed a day early? Sure. But for this douche to say shit like they don't believe the medical reasoning behind it closing one day early. F-that dude.

I get people wanted to send it off, but there was ample time and leading up to it, it was clear that the experience was on a degradation as the days grew closer. Lack of food supplies - which was suggested to just buy more?! A change in the system where they were slammed far more than they could properly waiter on tables. You had some people complain that there was open tables and still had to wait. As if they didn't get it.

It's a shame to see Bahooka's go. It was one of my favorite places and I have countless memories going there all my 30+ years of life. But some folks feel way too entitled.


 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2013-04-01 8:10 pm   Permalink

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LostIsland
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Posted: 2013-04-01 8:47 pm   Permalink

Ben ftw!

 
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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2013-04-02 3:36 pm   Permalink

I went by the Bahooka on easter and the workmen were disassembling some of the larger items to be loaded onto a truck in the parking lot.

 
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rebelx24
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Posted: 2013-04-05 7:19 pm   Permalink

Does anyone have any idea what is to become of the interior of the old location? Of course, freddiefreelance had posted those pictures of the items being moved out recently, and I couldn't help but notice that fish tanks were being moved. I thought the new owners had bought the tanks with the fish, so what does this signify, exactly?

 
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tikijackskeleton
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Posted: 2013-04-05 7:49 pm   Permalink

probably that they want to gut the place first before renovating the space and then returning the fish tanks inside. Kinda hard to work on construction when there's fish tanks all around. No one said the new owners wanted to keep the seat lay out the same.

 
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rebelx24
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Posted: 2013-04-05 8:12 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-04-05 19:49, tikijackskeleton wrote: No one said the new owners wanted to keep the seat lay out the same.



Good point. Unfortunate, though, as that was one of the more interesting aspects of the locale. Wonder if Meieran has any interest in recreating that type of layout inside Clifton's "new Seven Seas". Would definitely be cool.


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-01-18 8:29 pm   Permalink

So what's going on with Rufus?

I have heard he is just sitting in his tank
in the dark former shell of Bahooka, still
someone else said he died a little while ago, all alone?


 
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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2014-01-18 10:51 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-01-18 20:29, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
So what's going on with Rufus?

I have heard he is just sitting in his tank
in the dark former shell of Bahooka, still
someone else said he died a little while ago, all alone?



Lance you need to save Rufus!

Less time on TC

More time Saving Rufus!!!
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procinema29
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Joined: Jul 31, 2003
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From: los angeles
Posted: 2014-01-19 11:30 am   Permalink

I miss Rufus!

He was always a friend to me and my buddies.


 
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Fez Moai
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Joined: Dec 01, 2013
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From: Parts unknown
Posted: 2014-01-19 10:46 pm   Permalink

Rufus is still there, but the current owner is selling off the fish tanks. I'm getting the turtles and a few of the tanks. If anyone is interested in getting a fish tank, let me know ASAP. I am NOT selling them, the owner is, and I'm letting everyone know as a courtesy and not as a sales pitch. I spoke with the new architect last week whilst she was measuring and she confirmed that they are going to pretty much gut the place.

 
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tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2014-01-20 08:11 am   Permalink

The Aquarium of the Pacific had expressed interest in Rufus. I read that on the internet so who knows if that was ever true.

http://themeparkadventure.com/bahooka-farewell-and-aloha-to-you/

Out of the hundreds of fish that called Bahooka “home”, there was none more famous than Rufus, a carrot-eating Pacu that is allegedly 36 years old. He’s appeared in movies, on Tiki mugs and postcards. The million dollar question is, what will happen to Rufus now that Bahooka closed its doors? According to the gentleman I spoke to during my final visit, the family has agreed to sell Rufus – along with the other fish and tanks – to the new owner. Sadly, he noted that the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach has reached out to Bahooka and has offered Rufus and perhaps some of his friends a life of luxury in its state-of-the-art facility, free of charge. Unfortunately, that likely won’t happen according to the Bahooka staff, and that’s a real shame. After almost four decades in a cramped aquarium, it would be wonderful to see this special fish live out the rest of his days in a large, modern tank.


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Fez Moai
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Posted: 2014-01-20 10:41 am   Permalink

Hi Lori, the architect told me that she was going to call them regarding Rufus. She and the new owner aren't quite on the same page though, but I should find out more today. I'm surprised not a single person has expressed an interest in a tank, they are fabulous and well-made. In a few years, some will start asking "whatever happened to the fish tanks? I wanted one!"

 
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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2014-01-20 7:09 pm   Permalink

Johnny Depp should adopt Rufus!! Anyone here know him?

 
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