August 25, 2005

Trader Vic’s Adding Locations

Filed under: Las Vegas,News,San Francisco,Seattle,Tiki,Trader Vic's — Humuhumu @ 12:52 pm

After closing many locations during the mid-’90s, Trader Vic’s is now opening new ones. Trader Vic’s had continued to expand outside the United States, but the situation here had looked bleak. A few years back a new location opened in Palo Alto to lukewarm reviews, and a new location in San Francisco opened a few months ago.

The latest new locations that have been confirmed are Bellevue (just East of Seattle) and Las Vegas, with other cities rumored to be targets for more expansion. If the new San Francisco location is any indication, the new restaurants will have plenty of tiki but will not have the same dark, intimate feel. Picture a cross between an old Trader Vic’s and a Roy’s.

4 Responses to “Trader Vic’s Adding Locations”

  1. Thomas Says:

    It had escaped me that Trader Vic’s is lined up for a Las Vegas location. I wonder if it will be in a casino or a stand-alone. I think real-deal Tiki places in Las Vegas should thrive if they focus on the local population (and visitors willing to track it down) rather than being in a casino full of “general” Las Vegas tourists. What better place for the harried casino employee, ears ringing with slot machine noises, to escape to? (Reality check: casino employees in LV tend to unwind in … casinos. But still…)

  2. otto Says:

    Scottsdale will open April 1, 2006

    Denver has also been on the rumor list for at least four years

  3. inky Says:

    The Vegas location is slated to go in the Desert Passage mall, that is adjacent to the alladin. They have a lease on a 2 story 10,000sf space that overlooks the strip and has some outdoor terrace areas, on the north side of the property overlooking bellagio and paris. right now i would think they might be opoen sometime next summer.

    Alladin is in the process of renovating to become a Planet Hollywood Casino, and Desert Passage is also changing thier name and re-vamping.

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