Sharp-eyed Tiki Talk reader David Garris spotted an announcement on Trader Vic's corporate website that The Valencia Group, a LA-based restaurant management company, plans to open a new Trader Vic's location near the Nokia Theatre and Staples Center sometime in 2009. The plans include having live entertainment most nights, including Polynesian dancers and singers.
The website for the new location is already online and reveals that Tiki Farm will be producing an exclusive tiki mug for the restaurant (see rendering).
UPDATE: Trader Vic's LA will open on April 25, 2009. There's a countdown clock on their website!