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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
From: The Anvil of the Sun
|Posted: 2014-02-06 09:44 am  Permalink|
Name:The Tropic Cafe
Street:7th St & Imperial Ave
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
[ This Message was edited by: MadDogMike 2014-02-19 03:47 ]