Kapu Kai - Cucamonga, CA
Kapu Kai - Cucamonga, CA
Kapu Kai - Cucamonga, CA
Kapu Kai - Cucamonga, CA

Kapu Kai - Cucamonga, CA

$ 27.00

Located on the corner of Foothill and Vineyard in Cucamonga, California from 1962 to 1969, this Polynesian paradise known as the Kapu Kai featured a restaurant and bowling alley, nightly dining and dancing in the enchanting Tahitian Fire Room, a coffee shop and the Outrigger cocktail lounge. The tropical experience began outside as visitors crossed over the waterfall and stream by bridge and entered through 2 large doors framed with tiki carvings by Milan Guanko.

I haven't found information on who the original owner was but an ad from 1967 mentions the new owner, new management, newly remodeled, so that must be when Warren Sato and partners took over. I gleaned that info from the documentary that Colin Sato, son of Warren created and shared here - The Kapu Kai.

Unfortunately, The Kapu Kai was located adjacent to a flood-control channel and was heavily damaged during the winter of 1968/1969 by terrible floods. It remained abandoned for years and then finally re-emerged as "Roller-City" a "Country"-themed roller rink in the late 70s early 80s.

This T-Shirt is available for Pre-Order until August 31st, and will be produced and shipped mid September.


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Choose from one of our 3 styles:

Men's / Unisex - 60% combed ring-spun cotton, 40% polyester jersey, 4.3 oz 32 singles. 

Women's Crew - 60% combed ring-spun cotton, 40% polyester jersey, 4.3 oz 32 singles. 

100% Cotton Unisex - combed ring-spun cotton fine jersey, 32 single 4.3 oz.