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Arkiva Tropika is the online archive of the collection of Mimi Payne. This large collection includes a wide array of mostly pre-1970 menus, postcards, matchbooks, and paper ephemera souvenir items, mainly from Polynesian and other Exotic themed restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, bars, and the like.

Mimi can be contacted at aloha@
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menu from Kona Lanes - Costa Mesa, CA

Item added on February 19, 2007, 5:24 PM
Latest picture added on February 19, 2007, 5:29 PM

Kona Lanes was located at 2699 Harbor Blvd. in Costa Mesa, CA. The 40 lane bowling alley was in business for 45 years, from 1958 to 2003. Though the building was torn down, the Kona Lanes neon sign lives on at the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio.

This 1973 menu from their restaurant is cleverly illustrated, with the bowler using a coconut instead of a bowling ball, and the pins are depicted as palm trees.

1973 menu, front cover


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