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Bahi hut NO LONGER being ruined with clown tikis
robotiki
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Joined: Jul 01, 2009
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From: Florida
Posted: 2017-08-17 10:31 am   Permalink

Latest communique on the Bahi Hut. Phase 1 project list. In addition I'm getting quotes to relight the gas torches on the sign.
"Scott, it was good speaking with you last night. Following is a synopsis of what we discussed:
1) Small stuff inside the bar: repair light shades; repair chairs, place small tikis or other appropriate items as donated or purchased.
2) Repair Fibre Glass Windows near the entrance
3) Get estimates/timing of new roof
4) Get prices and pictures of 8 ft Tikis to be installed in front by entrance
5) Get estimate of creating a fenced-in area north side of bar facing hotel. Area to be either wooden deck or concrete patio, some lighting, landscaping, tikis, etc. Sliding doors from the bar"

This is just a cosmetic start. I'd like to introduce some authentic drinks to the menu as well.

BTW, the are looking for a new manager/bartender. Must have experience in a tiki bar and pass background checks. Who wants to live in tropical Sarasota and work in a 1954 tiki bar? Contact me with resume if interested.
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4WDtiki
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2017-08-17 8:13 pm   Permalink

Seeing the change in the thread title is great news!!

 
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Bohemiann
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Joined: Apr 29, 2004
Posts: 446
From: Sarasota, Fla.
Posted: 2017-08-20 07:35 am   Permalink

Been awhile since I have been here on TC so... Aloha !

First off, Huzzah RoboTiki !

RoboTiki / Scott's preservation and restoration efforts at the Bahi Hut have been monumental and his hours of time and sweat equity have earned him my respect and admiration !

He called... We came !




A few of us locals have answered the call and plan to step up and assist Scott where we can with these efforts. We met last week and formed an unofficial steering committee that will meet on a regular basis to further the cause and endeavor to bring more Tiki Revolutionists into the fold.

I look forward to this adventure and hope that the TC community will continue to help us support Scott with constructive input here and on Social Media.
Oh, and on that note... Thank You !
I believe your input on Facebook helped us avoid that DayGlo nightmare!

Please come and visit soon if you can. We will be taking a lot of BEFORE photo's and video but you will want to experience the full transition.

Come and see it now... before The Metamorphosis!
Let us know you are coming and we will try and have a local ambassador there to share some ALOHA !





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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2017-08-23 11:57 am   Permalink

This is so great to see. Thank you Robotiki for taking this on, and to Bohemiann & the other locals for getting involved and supporting it. It's so nice to see something positive for a change.


I just came across this article - congrats on getting some good recognition for your efforts!

http://www.yourobserver.com/article/bahi-hut-sarasota-tiki-tradition

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Piddersthecat
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Posted: 2017-08-23 12:29 pm   Permalink

Congrats on the positive article!!

And good luck on the continued restoration


 
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EnchantedTikiGoth
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Joined: Dec 31, 2003
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From: Calgary, Canada
Posted: 2017-08-23 4:59 pm   Permalink

I love that the Bahi Hut has basically become this TC group project. I hope I'll get the chance to visit it some day!

 
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Prikli Pear
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From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2017-08-24 08:10 am   Permalink

That was a very good article. It's great that your efforts are building a buzz. I look forward to seeing a follow-up piece once the restoration is completed.

 
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robotiki
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From: Florida
Posted: 2017-08-24 3:38 pm   Permalink

The paper version of the Bahi Hut story came out with a nice quote by Sven as a callout. Almost 3 full pages!


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AceExplorer
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2017-08-25 06:45 am   Permalink

Very good! And if things continue to move in the direction we have been reading about, then the Bahi Hut can find itself positioned as the newest (but still old) tiki hot spot in the US. And that's a meteoric rise from where it was just a few months ago.

So clown tiki, in this case, helped a place in a positive and very surprising way. I will make a trip down there soon cuz I'm in Orlando fairly often. The extra drive is only an hour or so.

THIS IS GREAT NEWS for Tampa area tiki!


 
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DixonAlibi
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From: NYC from PDX
Posted: 2017-08-27 6:38 pm   Permalink

Evening RoboTiki!
I sent you a private message on here!

Thanks,


 
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TikiGoddess
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From: Penna
Posted: 2017-09-07 05:37 am   Permalink

Robotiki thank you for all of your hard work!!

 
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TikiGoddess
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From: Penna
Posted: 2017-09-07 05:48 am   Permalink

here is a link to that good newspaper article on the restoration/saving of this great bar:

http://www.yourobserver.com/article/bahi-hut-sarasota-tiki-tradition

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Prikli Pear
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Posted: 2017-09-13 08:20 am   Permalink

Any update on how the Bahi Hut fared during Irma?

 
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robotiki
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From: Florida
Posted: 2017-09-27 11:10 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-09-13 08:20, Prikli Pear wrote:
Any update on how the Bahi Hut fared during Irma?



It did fine. The roof is shot anyway so it could not do much damage there. Working this week on lining up carpenters to do the roof as a restoration period style.
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robotiki
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From: Florida
Posted: 2017-10-02 07:51 am   Permalink

Latest progress;
I've hired a carpenter to rebuild the front overhang and replace rotten wood before the new roof. It will be built back to 1954 specs with cypress tongue and groove replacing the later plywood patches. Period recessed can lights will replace the later added bathroom closet looking lights up there now.

I'm working on getting twin 8' tikis made for the entrance in a Marquesan style.

And I have found a surfboard repair guy that is going to take a stab at restoring the fiberglass panels either side of the door. The other option would be to replicate them but I'd like to try and save the original panels and will exhaust all other efforts before replacing them.

More tiki folks patronizing this place would do wonders. Come check it out!
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