Tiki Central / Locating Tiki / Club Lanai, San Jose, CA (restaurant)
Post #787334 by HopeChest on Thu, May 31, 2018 2:40 PM
I can only find references from the 1950s - none from the late 40s. Looks like it was in business for just under a decade or so.
Gene Frederiksen was the proprietor of Club Lanai at one point - not sure if he was the initial proprietor or a subsequent one. In the early 1950s Club Lanai was taken over by Stanley Styczynski, who ran it for a few years before going into an entirely different business.
As of January 1959 "one of the MOST BEAUTIFUL nightclubs in the Santa Clara Valley" is for sale for $27,500. Seeing marklongshore's old comment about it burning down in the late 50s makes me wonder just how "convenient" that fire may have been.
Finally, no tropical vibes to speak of in this ad from San Jose State's Spartan Daily but at least we know they were looking out for mums in 1953. :D