The Grass Skirt Tiki Bar
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- May 3, 2012 5:22 am at 5:22 am #91561
Anyone have any info? I know she is also talking about the ‘Tap Room’ in Franklinton and a ‘Dirty Franks II’ in Westgate. I am interested in this area of Downtown. I have heard several investors are selling and would love to know how far along the Lessner Tahitian place is? Is there a planned opening date?May 3, 2012 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm #494810
Rumor-y info I heard yesterday was that opening is currently projected for fall.May 3, 2012 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm #494811
Columbus Food League tweeted on Monday that they started demo on the site that day… Usually once they take possession of the place & start demo, they crank through the process as fast as possible.
I am also excited about this one. :D (And the DF’s in Westgate!!)May 3, 2012 6:05 pm at 6:05 pm #494812
Would this happen to be the building you are looking at?
I sent you a pm.May 3, 2012 6:07 pm at 6:07 pm #494813
^ Nope – it’s on the opposite side of the street. The building that Grass Skirt is to be in is actually attached to the new Hills on one side.May 3, 2012 6:17 pm at 6:17 pm #494814
I have long heard stories about Kahiki (sic?) but had never had a chance to go there. I am really looking forward to this place.May 3, 2012 7:49 pm at 7:49 pm #494815
^ Nope – it’s on the opposite side of the street. The building that Grass Skirt is to be in is actually attached to the new Hills on one side.
Correct, it is the old location for MadLab Theatre and Gallery.June 29, 2012 2:40 am at 2:40 am #494816
Construction is under way…July 7, 2012 3:55 am at 3:55 am #494817
“Our curvy bar is being built…”July 7, 2012 3:57 am at 3:57 am #494818
Also via Liz on Facebook…
“Tentative opening date: August 27.”July 7, 2012 11:14 am at 11:14 am #494819
I was driving along 5th by campus and noticed a sign of a bar called The Shrunken Head. Is that also a Tiki Bar style place?
Their logo and name makes me think yes, but their website doesn’t seem to talk about a theme and no drink menu is posted.
I haven’t been to a Tiki Bar since Chicago and a good one is a lot of fun especially for a girl’s night out. Regardless, can’t wait to try out The Grass Skirt. That curvy bar looks neat!
— Just found their food menu and it looks to be all pizzas, so I think I am wrong. :(July 7, 2012 2:08 pm at 2:08 pm #494820
Nope, The Shrunken Head is the new name for the old Vic’s Midnight Cafe. It was at one time a coffee shop, now is more of a bar.July 23, 2012 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm #494821
Anne & I got to pop inside on Saturday for a sneak peek, and it’s coming along quickly! The bar is installed, paint is going up on the walls, and the decorative lava and water displays are being fabricated. And there’s boxes full of tiki mugs in the corner, just waiting to be unpacked and drank out of. ;)
The floorplan is very open and square-ish, which is quite a bit different from many of the other CFL restaurants, which are more long-and-narrow rectangle configurations.
The concept is going to include some cheaper food options for the neighborhood students with fancy fun drinks made with dry ice and such.
Sounds like they’re still shooting for late August if everything comes together.
Can’t wait!August 1, 2012 3:52 pm at 3:52 pm #494822
Some new photo updates from Facebook:August 1, 2012 6:45 pm at 6:45 pm #494823
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