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The Tropic Cafe, Imperial, CA (restaurant)
MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 7294
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2014-02-06 09:44 am   Permalink

Name:The Tropic Cafe
Type:restaurant
Street:7th St & Imperial Ave
City:Imperial
State:CA
Zip:92251
country:USA
Phone:IMPERIAL 270
Status:defunct

Description:
I’m so excited at the prospect of another Polynesian inspired establishment in my Tiki deficient home town that I may be jumping the gun

I recently found this picture of The Tropics Cafe

It was owned by "Gilly" Blair Paul Gilroy and Sterling Oswalt. I am in contact with Gilly's daughter and am getting more information but it looks like it may be tropical in name only. It was a nightclub in the 40s and 50s, restaurant, bar, bands, entertainers, floorshow, and a poker room in the back. The daughter says it was very successful, in fact so successful that the LA Mafia wanted a piece of the action. Rather than become partners with the Mafia, her dad decided to close it down.

I will find out the there was any Polynesian influence to the food, drinks, décor or entertainment and report back.

The owner's daughter





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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-02-06 11:22 am   Permalink

We'll be watching and waiting-good luck!
David and CeCe


 
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