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Thank you Jim.
"But many are lacking authentic lighting."
It is all shifting a bit.
Some of the shifts are good and some in my mind not so good.
The ones that are so so in my mind are the ones that have no natural items used to make the light, think all plastic.
For me it does not matter what you use to make your bar look good but there is a tipping point where you can see the place has a new plastic feel and look.
I don't think monkeys are tiki but I do have a monkey in my tiki bar, so a bit here and there can work.
The thing is most of you can't make the new plastic and even the resin mix type lights so you have to buy them from somebody.
All of the stuff Eli Hedley was made from natural found items not plastic.
One guy I sold MANY lights to I felt sorry for and gave him great prices only to find he had bought ONE plastic light from California that would cost as much as FIVE of the lights I sold him.
I am a sucker, but I do try to keep them lower priced.
But styles change over time I just don't know how far from that old school tiki it will go.
Your bar Jim is great old school tiki and is one of the top builds on Tikicentral.
Ki'o wai Lounge (bar construction page 3)