Tahitian Village

Bar, Hotel/Motel, Restaurant & Floor Show
13535 Lakewood Blvd
Downey, California, United States
Ph: (714) 476-1060
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Closed in 2000
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
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picture, 203
brochure, 270
drawing, 270
photo, 270
Souvenir menu postcard from the Tahitian Village
1964, from the collection of Mimi Payne
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Humuhumu’s description:
Tahitian Village was a large, upscale motel complex designed by Armet and Davis, with decor provided by Oceanic Arts. The complex included a large restaurant and bar with music, dancing and a Polynesian floor show. The Apollo spacecraft development and construction happened nearby, and the Tahitian Village was a frequent destination for those working the project; Apollo astronauts were housed there.

After Tahitian Village closed, it became La Zona Rosa, a Mexican nightclub. The building was razed in 2000 to make way for a strip mall.

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December 7, 2009, 10:15 PM
I worked at the Tahitian Village in 1976-77. I was 22 years old, and pretty much ran all of the banquet functions there. It had a small Ballroom? The place was wild on the weekends, and it was there that I learned to bartend, and to make my first mai tai. It was a bit of a hole in the wall at the time, but I bet it was really something in it's hayday. Does anyone know when that hayday was? When was it built? It must have been GRAND in the day!

February 22, 2012, 11:34 AM
I used to go to the bar on the weekends in 1978 and 1979. Back then it was more of a country bar, where all the cowboys and wannabe cowboys hung out. The cowboys talked me into bull riding with them in Hope Town and I was the first woman rider there. They took a picture of me and had it made into a poster and hung it in the bar. I was supposed to get the poster and was wondering if anyone out there happens to know what happened to it?? I would really love to get it if at all possible.

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