Tiki Central / Locating Tiki
Mt. Fuji Inn / Mai Tai Lounge, Omaha, NE (restaurant)
I never made it to the Lounge, but I have learned that when he was living in Omaha years ago, my brother used to frequent the place, which made me very jealous. However, I have recently acquired a mug for my collection at a very good price when compared to other auctions on eBay.
It sounds like after Mt. Fuji closed someone tried to turn it into a bikini bar but met with backlash from neighbors. This three year old video from the local ABC station about the denial of the feud includes some glimpses of the inside, but it appears to be the upstairs and not the lounge.
Proposed bikini bar near 72nd, Blondo plans move forward after liquor license was denied https://youtu.be/8sXMbhq6jIw
As far as I can tell it never came to fruition, and the space was occupied by Detox Sober Lounge for a year before closing in August 2022.
Omaha’s new Detox Sober Lounge to offer bar experience without the booze https://www.wowt.com/2021/08/03/omahas-new-detox-sober-lounge-offer-bar-experience-without-booze/
[ Edited by Hamo on 2022-09-28 19:40:52 ]