Tahitian Village

Downey, CA
Bar, Hotel/Motel, Restaurant & Floor Show
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13535 Lakewood Blvd
Downey, CA
Closed in 2000
No longer in operation.

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Tahitian Village was a large, upscale motel complex designed by Armet and Davis, with decor provided by Oceanic Arts
Oceanic Arts
Whittier, CA
. 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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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.
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!