Chin Tiki

Bar, Restaurant & Floor Show
2121 Cass Ave
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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Opened in 1967
Closed in about 1980
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Chin's Chop Suey, Livonia 13.8 mi
22.2 km
Jade Tiki, Bloomfield Hills 21.5 mi
34.5 km
Mai Kai Lounge, Tecumseh 52.0 mi
83.7 km
Porco Lounge & Tiki Room, Cleveland 91.7 mi
147.5 km
Grass Skirt Tiki Room, Columbus 164.0 mi
263.9 km
swizzle, 14
matchbook, 272
photo, 146-147, 179, 237, 272-273
postcard, 272
text, 272
Postcard from Chin Tiki in Detroit
date unknown, from the collection of Dustycajun
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Humuhumu’s description:
Chin Tiki was opened in 1967 by Marvin Chin, who also opened Chin's Chop Suey in Livonia. Chin Tiki closed around 1980, but the space and decor have remained relatively intact, spurring periodic rumors about it reopening. Chin Tiki was featured in the Eminem movie 8 Mile; during the filming of 8 Mile, apparently much of the kitchen equipment went missing.

Marvin Chin passed away in April 2006. In February 2007, the deed to the property was passed to Ilitch Holdings, which owns much of the surrounding property.

The building that housed the Chin Tiki was demolished on March 6, 2009.

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December 18, 2011, 1:35 PM
I remember my grandparents bringing us to this place when I was little. My grandparents owned Ward Novelty at 6 mile and Gratiot and did a lot of business in the city. I'm sure they did business with the Chin's too. The Chin Tiki was the coolest place! A waterfall, exotic decor, what an awesome building! Definitely one of the coolest places to ever be in Detroit!!!
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