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Bahi hut NO LONGER being ruined with clown tikis
robotiki
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Posted: 2017-10-12 07:09 am   Permalink

So much goodness to report, as I mentioned in a separate post, the owner is moving forward on restoring the gas lit tiki torches on the sign. He approved my taking down of the mirrors added by a beer distributor a decade ago to make the place look bigger. All the other shit, Christmas lights and the like is all coming down this weekend. We soon will add a 1944 mai tai to the menu in addition to the traditional kerosene mai tai that is locally famous. All of this is possible because folks got involved with their social media when they were about to steer off course. So this is a victory for us all!
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Prikli Pear
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Posted: 2017-10-12 09:09 am   Permalink

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On 2017-10-12 07:09, robotiki wrote:
We soon will add a 1944 mai tai to the menu in addition to the traditional kerosene mai tai that is locally famous.



The best of both worlds! It's great that the original is moving in without the local favorite getting the boot. It's fantastic what you've been able to accomplish thus far!


 
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robotiki
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Posted: 2017-11-03 11:12 am   Permalink

Our new tikis are carved and will be stained and installed soon. More progress!


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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-11-03 11:35 am   Permalink

Nice, good job Jeff

 
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AceExplorer
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2017-11-03 11:39 am   Permalink


We visited Jeff at the Bahi Hut last Saturday, Oct 28th. The work was still in progress and, WOW, looked GREAT! We can't wait to go back and see the tikis installed and also have a few drinks.







 
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robotiki
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Posted: 2017-11-05 1:01 pm   Permalink

The new tikis are up! Still need staining and some tweaking but we got the twins in the ground this morning. They continue 4 more feet underground. All together about a 1000 pounds each but we manhandled them vertical. This is just the beginning. More to come!







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Prikli Pear
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Posted: 2017-11-06 11:33 am   Permalink

Those look GREAT Robotiki! The establishment date is a nice touch.

 
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robotiki
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Posted: 26 days ago; 06:47 am   Permalink

More Bahi Hut progress.

The tikis are now stained and after a few weeks I'm going to polyurethane the hell out of them.

But more important, the front overhang was restored last week. All the rotten wood underneath was ripped out, new beams, new cypress tongue and groove custom milled wood installed underneath just as it was 63 years ago, and new facias. It does not look changed, only new, and that is the goal.

The new roof is coming soon and the gas lit tiki torch sign restoration is in the works too.

We can all thank the owner, the mysterious but very sincere Mr. B for being totally responsive to the tiki community.





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AceExplorer
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Posted: 26 days ago; 09:13 am   Permalink

That's more great news, and that's why some of us will drive long distances (3-4 hrs) to spend time in such a fine establishment.

We rarely get to see such glowing reports of what people do "right." Thank you for helping the tiki community, "the mysterious Mr. B," and for keeping us so well-informed, robotiki.


 
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robotiki
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Posted: 26 days ago; 09:49 am   Permalink

Thanks for the kind words.

I should also note that the adjoining hotel is being rebranded with new signage as the Sarasota Polynesian Motor Lodge (My idea and the owners are running with it!) and the theme will carry over to the hotel and it's pretty gardens and pool area. Look for a full scale tiki event here in the not too distant future.

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AceExplorer
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Posted: 26 days ago; 10:37 am   Permalink

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On 2017-11-14 09:49, robotiki wrote:
...the adjoining hotel is being rebranded with new signage as the Sarasota Polynesian Motor Lodge (My idea and the owners are running with it!) and the theme will carry over to the hotel and it's pretty gardens and pool area. Look for a full scale tiki event here in the not too distant future.
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Excellent! Another sign that tiki is still growing in the current renaissance.


 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 26 days ago; 11:05 am   Permalink

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On 2017-11-14 09:49, robotiki wrote:
Look for a full scale tiki event here in the not too distant future.
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You'll need a naming contest for the event! My lame-ass entries:

Bahi Hut Bash...
Robotiki's Rarotonga Roundup... (Alternate: "Rarotonga Romp")
Sarasota Tiki Anecdota...
Bahi Hut Cocktail Conniption...

Ugh...


 
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robotiki
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Posted: 23 days ago; 10:13 am   Permalink

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You'll need a naming contest for the event! My lame-ass entries:

Bahi Hut Bash...
Robotiki's Rarotonga Roundup... (Alternate: "Rarotonga Romp")
Sarasota Tiki Anecdota...
Bahi Hut Cocktail Conniption...

Ugh...




Good start. I actually had an event there before----more like a dry run for a real event, and it was tied into a couple other places including Sarasota Jungle Gardens and the now defunct Trader Vics, and it was called Jungle Fever. We had like music around the hotel pool and played nonstop vintage jungle girl movies on a portable movie screen. If the other venues are up for it again, it may stay Jungle Fever. Talks were underway to stage a dinner at Jungle Gardens with Marina the Mermaid doing her fire dance and such, but they have a no alcohol rule there which squelched that. But there is lots of opportunities and the adjoining hotel is perfect for such an event with a big L shape that wraps around a pool and beautiful gardens.
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robotiki
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Posted: 23 days ago; 10:14 am   Permalink

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You'll need a naming contest for the event! My lame-ass entries:

Bahi Hut Bash...
Robotiki's Rarotonga Roundup... (Alternate: "Rarotonga Romp")
Sarasota Tiki Anecdota...
Bahi Hut Cocktail Conniption...

Ugh...




Good start. I actually had an event there before----more like a small dry run for a real event, and it was tied into a couple other places including Sarasota Jungle Gardens and the now defunct Trader Vics, and it was called Jungle Fever. We had live music around the hotel pool and played nonstop vintage jungle girl movies on a portable movie screen. If the other venues are up for it again, it may stay Jungle Fever. Talks were underway to stage a dinner at Jungle Gardens with Marina the Mermaid doing her fire dance and such, but they have a no alcohol rule there which squelched that. But there is lots of opportunities and the adjoining hotel is perfect for such an event with a big L shape that wraps around a pool and beautiful gardens.

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robotiki
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Posted: 3 days ago; 07:23 am   Permalink

The new tongue and groove eaves look great. Like they did when new. Still needs some stain but the whole front looks better now....










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