Trader Vic’s Roundup

Here’s an update on some of the Trader Vic’s openings currently slated, from the Trader Vic’s website: Shanghai, China – Opened on New Year’s Eve Dallas – February, 2007 (it’s been pushed back many times, but February 11 is the most recent date) Las Vegas – in June, 2007 Trader Vic’s Mai Tai Bar in Dubai – April, 2007 Chicago – late 2007 (This has been pushed back quite a bit — their initial estimate was that it would be open by now. There have been rumblings of union troubles (I don’t know of which sort) causing some delays.) Doha, … Continue reading Trader Vic’s Roundup

Trader Vic's Chicago Torch Passes to Harry Caray's

With the recent ousting of the Chicago Trader Vic’s from the Palmer Hilton, local sports-bar chain Harry Caray’s has stepped up to find a way to keep Trader Vic’s in Chicago. They’ve salvaged what they could of the Trader Vic’s interior, and are currently looking for a good location, with an eye towards opening as quickly as possible, even as early as very late 2006. In the meantime, Trader Vic’s will live on at the three Harry Caray’s locations, in a way. The environment of course is anything but tiki, but the Trader Vic’s organization has worked with Harry Caray’s … Continue reading Trader Vic's Chicago Torch Passes to Harry Caray's

Trader Vic’s Update — Lightning Round!

Courtesy of Martiki: 1. Bellevue, WA- Opening date is set for March 3rd! 2. Scottsdale, AZ- Opening date is set for May 21st! (as you can imagine, those dates are subject to change without notice) 3. Las Vegas, NV- Still no opening date set, or management team in place. Should open by the end of 2006. 4. Chicago, IL- The Harry Caray people are scouting locations now, and they hope to open in 2006 if possible. Could move to 2007, but it’s definitely coming back sooner rather than later. 5. Amman, Jordan- to open in 2006 6. Shanghai, China- to … Continue reading Trader Vic’s Update — Lightning Round!