March 29, 2006

Seattle: Leilani Lanes’ Final Days

Filed under: Events,News,Seattle,Shopping,Tiki — Humuhumu @ 2:31 pm
Witco carving from Leilani Lanes
Witco carving
from Leilani Lanes

The last day for Leilani Lanes, a great old tiki-themed bowling alley in north Seattle, is coming this Friday. As a thank you to customers, bowling can be had at 1961 prices all this week. From 11 p.m. until midnight on Friday, a memorial-type service will be held, with Seattle’s own hula-hillbilly sweetheart Sweetpea playing some plaintive bagpipes.

Of course, most tikiphiles minds will leap to how one might acquire some of the fantastic vintage Witco carvings that stood watch over the Leilani for some forty-odd years. All of the equipment and furnishings, including Witco carvings, are to be auctioned off on Tuesday, April 11, starting at 10 a.m. Very full details, including some pictures, are available at the Murphy Co. auction site.

Last month, puamana took some exhaustive pictures of Leilani Lanes, highlighting every remaining Polynesian detail, and also some fascinating photos of a fashion show that took place in the bar in the ’70s — ooh la la! Check out those fantastic chairs in the bar area — if I was in Seattle and had the means, those would be right at the top of my auction shopping list.

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