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Lanai

New York, NY
Bar & Restaurant
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Broadway at 50th
New York, NY
Opened in 1961
Closed in 1962
No longer in operation.

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Lanai was a very short-lived Polynesian restaurant—it opened in 1961, and by 1962 had morphed into the legendary Hawaii Kai
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Hawaii Kai
New York, NY
Bar, Restaurant & Floor Show
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. It was above the Winter Garden Theatre in Times Square. Lanai was a partnership between Joe Kipness (who went on to own the Hawaii Kai with other partners) and Monte Proser, who two decades earlier had opened his Monte Proser's Beachcomber
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Hawaii Kai
New York, NY
Bar, Restaurant & Floor Show
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in this same spot. The Lanai logo of sarong-clad woman holding a theatrical-meets-tiki mask to her face was used for some mugs at Hawaii Kai.